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Oconaluftee Indian Village

218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
+1 828-497-2111
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Oconaluftee Indian Village Admission Including Guided Tour
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US$ 24.00*
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Unto These Hills, Outdoor Drama in Cherokee
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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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“guided tour” (58 reviews)
“council house” (27 reviews)
“ask questions” (32 reviews)
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218 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
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+1 828-497-2111
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"guided tour"
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"council house"
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"ask questions"
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"basket weaving"
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"blow gun"
in 15 reviews
"cherokee life"
in 27 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 7 reviews
"pottery making"
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"seven clans"
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"tribe members"
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"native dances"
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"basket making"
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"self guided"
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"living history"
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"indian life"
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"great learning"
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice experience you can go inside the houses, watch how everything is made. love learning everything. Took the kids they had a great time.

Thank Jani M
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Watch as you get a look into how the Cherokee lived long ago To truly understand take your time going thru and watch and listen as they tell you of their history and culture Try to imagine that you are back in time when that's...More

1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Wonderful experience for the whole family. Our 11 year-old granddaughter really loved seeing the way things were done back in time. Absolutely a MUST SEE in this area.

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We loved visiting the "working" Indian Village. It's located a beautiful drive thru the Smoky Mountains if you're staying in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. Certainly worth the drive! After paying admission, we were taken on a tour of each of the work areas. We saw weaving,...More

1  Thank Meme262
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Give Triple A or AARP discount. Walking tour takes you past Indian Craftsman who display many of the skills passed down through generations. Good presentation and explanation of what was being done. Several reenactments of what historical events happened in the past.

Thank 50Awm
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We took our Grandson, but it was my first visit too. My wife visited during her childhood and remembered some of the buildings.We walked every trail we could find, toured the gardens, and were thrilled with the historical skits that were acted out. A must...More

1  Thank johnaT3503UD
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

A very interesting and informative experience. Loved my time there. Great family fun. It was a realistic Native American village. There were short reinactments as well as a play. As you move through the village you will meet Native American people who are in costumes...More

1  Thank mcsskinner
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

It's definitely not worth the money; however if you want a good laugh do go. The leader of the dances kept referring to the phrase "skeet skeet" during many of the dances like the Dance of the Beaver. One of our favorite stations was the...More

Thank Ashlee H
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My husband and I visited the Indian Village because I had memories of it as a young girl. Our guide, Cody, was extremely knowledgeable and fun. However, that is where the warmth ended. Most of the young people that worked within the Village Exhibit were...More

2  Thank amarinesmom226
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. He was obviously very proud of his heritage. Seeing how the Natives used the supplies and resources available to them was very interesting. The only thing we were a bit disappointed in was the final presentation of...More

1  Thank luvstravlin
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kathywood73
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.
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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
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MSarahNC
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.
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