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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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An awesome living history lesson!

This attraction is a vivid living history lesson, very interesting presentation. We look forward to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mosheim, Tennessee
Most authenic Cherokee education and cultral experience.

If you're tired of the "junk" shops on main Street Cherokee and want to learn about Cherokee... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cherokee, North Carolina
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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is a vivid living history lesson, very interesting presentation. We look forward to our next visit, because we feel like we didn't see it all the first time.

1  Thank cleveedwards
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're tired of the "junk" shops on main Street Cherokee and want to learn about Cherokee culture and history this is the place. It's a beautiful guided tour with actual Cherokee guides and Craftsman showing how they lived long ago. It's s bit of...More

1  Thank Amira2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here every time we are here. They do a great job demonstrating the way things were done then.

1  Thank denise o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Learned a lot aout my heritage as part Cherokee. Enjoyed talking to the people in the village and the authensity of the displays.

1  Thank lwe65762016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

went to the Indian village. Very interesting and learned a lot. The staff was all Indian and very interesting to talk with. Gave us a lot of history of the Indians and the area Definitely recommend

1  Thank peterwR8517TY
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Adventure for the entire family!!! See the amazing displays and houses, get a feel for the Cherokee Indian culture, something the entire family will enjoy!!

1  Thank MomWins19
Reviewed 30 December 2017

if yo are interested in primitive living and american history yo sould go to this place take time to take it in and also go see the play unto these hills!! its worth it!

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place hasn't changed much in the 30 years since I last visited. The people are friendly. The stories as well told. The tour doesn't take very long but it's worth going if you are in the area. Great history.

1  Thank Misty W
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stroll through the village looking at the buildings to the gardens and apple trees. The visitors centre is nearby with interesting items and a shop to buy souvenirs.

Thank Lissf1976
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I had been to the museum, and then I went here. Everything is very authentic. The tour guide, Michael, was great and very informative. It is a must do. Be advised that this attraction is closed from November to March.

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
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3 October 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Reviewed this property |
The tour length is about an hour and a half. It is a sloping dirt path that might be challenging for handicapped folks. It’s a great attraction, very informative and interesting.
Brenda C
3 October 2017|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
If you stay for the dance and walk the botanical gardens it will take at least two to three hours. It’s a guided tour for the first half and then your on your own. I hope this helps
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.