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Oconaluftee Indian Village
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A guided tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village; a replica of a 1750s Cherokee Village. See Cherokees making traditional trades using centuries old techniques. The Village Square Grounds is a place of ceremony where you will learn about traditional songs and dance, our clan system and beliefs. Inside the Village Council House you will learn of our government, family and structure. We welcome you to our home.
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Oconaluftee very much. Our 4 girls learned a lot about Cherokee Indian history. In addition, Mr. Jackson, the village manager, spent extra time with us teaching us about the Cherokee language and how only 270 Cherokee still speak the language. He took the time to write us out a homework assignment for the girls, gave the girls Cherokee names, and helped us find information about the language that we could use at home. Additionally, every single staff member we spoke to, from the actors at each station during the tour to the concession stand worker, was very friendly and helpful. They told us where to go in town to see other interesting/educational things. On an aside, the bathrooms were very clean, which is important to a family with 5 girls!

1  Thank BJ S
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a nice place to show history of the Cherokee. The children loved it as they had not been here before. We have been about 5 times and always miss the dance. Our only problem is that it closes early. You must leave pigeon forge early to get there in time to see everything. We usually miss out on a lot, but still worth the money. This was one of the favorites for our grandchildren. They remembered and love a lot of this.

Thank snoopylou
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We have been visiting this area for many years. My wife and I wanted our three sons to know the facts about the Cherokee Indians. This attraction is very informative. The best time to go is earlier in the day. Do not wait and go to the last tour becasue some the displays had already closed for the day. If we had went earlier in the day we would have had more time.

Thank Derrick J
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Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

All of us enjoyed the village including our 11 year old daughter and 12 year old son. At 3:00, they performed several dances which were very interesting. I recommend this attraction.

2  Thank Mom_USA70
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

What a great way to see and hear the story of Cherokee History. Every one of the presentations of daily activities was interesting and informative. The people were warm, friendly and answered many questions. If you happen to leave a camera bag like I did, they will have it at the exit for you.

1  Thank Bill C
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