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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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The working Indian village was great. I've been to Cherokee many many times and this is the first... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan W
via mobile

Guided tour to begin showing basket weaving, carving, making arrow heads and blow darts, then on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The working Indian village was great. I've been to Cherokee many many times and this is the first time going. It sits off the main road and is easily missed. Please look for it, it's well worth it. The people working are nice and very...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Guided tour to begin showing basket weaving, carving, making arrow heads and blow darts, then on your own tour of the rest of the village where native Americans showed off their unique crafts and dances. In one dance, they ask for volunteers to join, in...More

Thank K0rr54
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were guided through the first part of the village, and we learned about how different native American items were made. Then we entered the village which is a 1/3 scale village with buildings you can enter. We also were there for the dancing which...More

Thank jmwarren21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the entire tour and learned many things from the people giving demonstrations of their crafts and how the way of life used to be. Also had a history lesson on what happened to the tribe of Indians by the white man.

Thank LoriLynn21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outdoor program, so you should give them a call to insure the program hasn't been canceled for weather etc.. Drove some distance to the village from east of Black Mountain, so it was a disappointment to see they had closed early with...More

Thank LowDragAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Indian Village was so cool. We went at a time when it was not very busy. It was raining that day. We learned so much from this village. They had bead making, basket weaving, braiding, how to make weapons how they made traps and...More

Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

needed. People were friendly. The tour adequate. Guide very willing to answer questions. Gift shop baskets were lovely but way expensive.

Thank J. Roy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had really looked forward to visiting this attraction while in Cherokee. However, I am giving it one star because, sadly, we didn't get beyond the front ticket window. The village was not handicapped accessible, and one of our family members walks with a rolling...More

Thank maya331
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought our children, ages 8 & 5, and they had a great time. Before we went up we stopped at their picnic area to have a picnic lunch, however once there they had a very affordable snack shop that served pizza, sandwiches, and snacks....More

Thank Kristi R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guided tour was great and so was our guide. We found it interesting and the artist there were nice also. After the tour we decided to go around to the different displays and exhibits. There were workers around dressed in traditional Cherokee attire. We...More

1  Thank Annette J
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20 July 2017|
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Response from LindyGirl63 | Reviewed this property |
We did not do any of the children's activities mostly because we didn't have time. My daughter is 12 and the activities seemed a little young for her. The did look cute.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Lee G | Reviewed this property |
The doors open at 7:00 pm and the dancing starts at 7:30 pm - the drama starts at 8:00 pm
Dale C
11 July 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
It last about 2 hours. It was a fast 2 hours as it is very interesting !