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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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A learning experience

We really enjoyed learning about their culture. I'm sure we will visit again. I highly suggest if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Forrest, Illinois, USA
via mobile
Entertaining and educational.

Another step in the direction of knowing about our beautiful country. Not all of our history is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wellington, FL
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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 2 days ago

We really enjoyed learning about their culture. I'm sure we will visit again. I highly suggest if in the area and have the time make sure I check this out.

Thank misaj81
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another step in the direction of knowing about our beautiful country. Not all of our history is glorious, perspective and learning history is required; but the end result is as good as the world has to offer. Visiting Cherokee should include this village, the Museum...More

Thank rfruiz
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were delighted to a tour guide,stopping at all demonstration sites, authentic to history timeline. It was very informative, fascinating, and it a beautiful natural setting. After we went through the village and saw the show, we toured the adjacent botanical gardens. This is a...More

Thank Carol1545
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative. Took a friend from Kenya to visit and learn of Cherokee way of life. Nice attraction and visit.

Thank Q3939EScynthiam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to learn of the Cherokee culture and way of life. Each station along the way was so informative, our guide Songbird was very knowledgeable and answered questions as did the craftsmen. The potters, weapon makers, basket makers and weavers made beautiful items that...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend, 15 year old daughter, and I visited the Indian village, and spent about 3 hours there. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered our questions, but the best part was the self-guided part where interpreters answered our questions. Most were enthusiastic, and we were...More

1  Thank bhampat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cherokee people have put together an experience along the lines of Old Williamsburg, but a lot more fun. The tour they give is very informative and allows you to see how the Cherokee existed several centuries ago. This is a must visit when in...More

2  Thank batmaninsc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a lot about the Cherokee Culture and crafts. The guide was young but very knowledgeable and able to answer everyone's questions. Enjoyed the dances in the square and how they got audience participation.

1  Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

$19 per adult is a little steep for what they have to offer. The culture is interesting and the workers are fairly nice for the most part, but they certainly under-achieved on what they could do with the place. It seemed like a ragtag operation...More

2  Thank limuller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having moved to TN, we now have several Cherokee friends who say this is pretty accurate according to the old-timers. We learned a lot, our grandkids loved it, our homeschooled grandkids really loved it. There were quite a few 'crafts' being demonstrated, and prices for...More

3  Thank gypsyheart49
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Natalie C
Is it worth it if you only have 2 hours to spend there?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Carlene K | Reviewed this property |
Yes two hours is just about the right amount of time to tour the village and watch the dancing.
Do they have a restaraunt
18 April 2017|
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Response from John T | Property representative |
We have a concession stand with BBQ, Pizza, and Hot Dogs, drinks, candy and popcorn. There is also out door seating.
Prices in shpp
1 April 2017|
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Response from awalin | Reviewed this property |
pretty good and extensive.