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Cherokee Heritage Center

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21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, OK 74451
+1 918-456-6007
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One of Better Native American Sights Have Seen in Country

Went there in March and spent close to 2 hours at center. The center was empty when we were there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeff77664
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Love it!

I have been coming to the Heritage Center since I was a kid back in the 1990s so this place has a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike D
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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An independent nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, promote, and teach Cherokee history, heritage, and culture. The center sits on 44 beautiful acres in historic Park Hill, Oklahoma and is home to the Diligwa Cherokee Village, an outdoor living history attraction, a genealogy library, and the Cherokee National Museum and Archives plus a permanent exhibit on the Trail of Tears and 1500 square feet of exhibit space with changing exhibits.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“trail of tears” (64 reviews)
“guided tour” (27 reviews)
“indoor museum” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, OK 74451
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+1 918-456-6007
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"trail of tears"
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"guided tour"
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"indoor museum"
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"gift shop"
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"basic understanding"
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"outdoor tour"
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"bow and arrow"
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"daily life"
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"reconstructed village"
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"wonderful learning experience"
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"museum includes"
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"history lesson"
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"native americans"
in 5 reviews
"an art gallery"
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"living history"
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"come alive"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there in March and spent close to 2 hours at center. The center was empty when we were there in March (not yet summer). The big item was the tour of the village (done by Native Americans). The tour was excellent. Allowed pictures to...More

Thank jeff77664
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to the Heritage Center since I was a kid back in the 1990s so this place has a lot of nostalgic meaning to me. The historical exhibits are interested. They also have a permanent Trail of Tears Exhibit that is very...More

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

The Cherokee Heritage Center includes indoor museum exhibitions, an art gallery and large gift shop. Outdoor there are authentic reproductions of traditional dwellings with rural villagers demonstrating traditional Cherokee crafts. Our guide Jeff, with his true Cherokee lineage, provided an educational, interesting and often amusing...More

Thank charles s
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Can't add much to the other positive reviews. The exhibit on the history of the tribe, focusing on the Trail of Tears and life in Oklahoma, was good and is still under development to add in an audio track. A portion of the exhibit area...More

Thank Kathleen J
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

What a great place to visit and learn about the experience of the Cherokee people, their way of life, and the tragic circumstances on the Trail of Tears. The facility is beautiful, the information is priceless. A great trip for a couple, alone, or with...More

Thank Sam W
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Unfortunately the first portion of the display area inside was under renovation, but what we did see was extremely moving and educational. The best part was the outdoor tour through a recreated Cherokee village led by a guide by...More

Thank Pam B
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

good exhibition about the many broken treaties, hardship and trail of tears of the Indian American people. outside there is a rural village with some small buildings to visit. only guided tour possible visiting an "ancient" Cherokee village but the Cherokee guide tells a lot...More

Thank eva1500
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

This was an excellent place to spend a few hours. Between the museum, the village tour, and the Trail of Tears, it was a wonderful learning experience. Easily handicap accessible and great to learn from actual tribal members.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

The Cherokee Heritage Center is a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting the Tahlequah area. It includes the Cherokee National Museum, displays of Cherokee art, a recreation of a pre-contact Cherokee village that you can tour, and special events every so often. If you want to...More

Thank Andrei S
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This should be a must see for anyone visiting for the Cherokee National Holiday. With the museum being free and vendors presenting their native american wares, this makes it one of the best attractions during the labor day festivities. Sunday is less crowded if you...More

Thank Wes W
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Linda Z
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Hi, Linda. I believe there is no charge if you have your roll #. I am certain there is a discount for it. The cost was very reasonable even without a discount. We went on a Saturday around 10 a.m. The Heritage Center... More
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