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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Excellent experience. Learned a lot aout my heritage as part Cherokee. Enjoyed talking to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Easley, South Carolina
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went to the Indian village. Very interesting and learned a lot. The staff was all Indian and very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank peterwR8517TY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!

Thank MomWins19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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.

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 20 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
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My kiddo, and I, visited the Oconaluftee Indian Village, and spent about 3.5 hours there. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. The best part was the self-guided tour where interpreters answered our questions. Most were enthusiastic, and we were amazed at the...More

3  Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I live across the mountain in Tennessee and have been to Cherokee many times, but I had never taken the time to visit this attraction. Today I did and I was glad I did, since this was the last day of Oct. the groups were...More

2  Thank bluebutterfly45
Reviewed 31 October 2017

When we visited there were a few school field trips going on, the staff quickly put us on another tour so that we could enjoy the experience a bit better, which was very thoughtful of them. The tour guide, Rita, was phenomenal, answered the minimal...More

1  Thank columbiaangel
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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
2 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
19 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.