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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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Address: 218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828.497.2111
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A guided tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village; a replica of a 1750s...

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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Loved the information provided and the photo ops. Guides were super informative, and the dancing was lovely. Definitely make a stop if in the area. The little botanical/medicinal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Callahan, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately drove from Gatlinburg, TN to Cherokee, NC with the intentions of going to this great attraction, but drove there to find it is closed for the season. Unfortunately no where on this website is it listed that the village is only open May through October, we drove over today, November 21 to no avail.... I wish there had been... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the information provided and the photo ops. Guides were super informative, and the dancing was lovely. Definitely make a stop if in the area. The little botanical/medicinal gardens hike is also worth doing, and doesn't seem to be very frequented by other visitors. Great for adults & kids alike.

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited at the end of October, but had limited hours even on Saturday, so we were unable to take the village tour. We hi,ed through the gardens which were peaceful and serene.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Cherokee Botanical Gardens (Indian Gardens) which are next to the ticket booth and are free. Nice, easy trail especially good if you only have a few minutes and want to get a taste of nature. We saw a flock of wild turkeys by the old cabin area and many of the native trees and plants are labeled.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Ocanaluftee Indian Village was a great experience. The tours, the stories, the social dances, and the information sessions were so informative. I truly felt like I had stepped back in time. Learning about the Cherokee Indians and the way they lived was an amazing experience.

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Rockwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stepping into this village, experiencing and learning about how the Cherokee people lived, survived, and interacted with their clans was so fascinating.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was a little expensive but it was worth it. We did not have much time and it was a beautiful day,so we chose to do this instead of the museum. I wish we had planned to spend a whole day in in Cherokee. There is so much to do. The reservation has Native Americans narrating the walk through. We... More 

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Harrison Township
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Step back through time to an authentic Cherokee village: weaving, pottery making, the crafting of spears and arrowheads, beading, and see the old log cabins where the Cherokee lived and worked. A guide is provided with everyone going through and provides detailed information on the village. Several native dances are performed also, such as the Green Corn dance, and the... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited the Indian Village and every person we came in contact was very knowlegable and super friendly. We took the tour and we were able to see the different crafters, from the bead makers to the pottery makers and the weapons makers. We spoke to several people and I learned so much about the Cherokee people and their way... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our experience was inspirational, informative, entertaining and completely enjoyable. The condensed area made movement easy for those with walking difficulties. The guides were personable, attentive and polished. Their informational snippets were accurate and very responsive to visitor's questions. There were "stations" showing weaving, pottery, weapons, several housing structures witch changed over time and conditions, leather working, trading, culture and language... More 

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