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Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Oconaluftee Indian Village showcases the history of the Cherokee people and the impact that European settlers had on custom and culture. Surrounded by tall oaks and sycamores, this 1760s style living-history village is accessible through snaking paths. You can tour the dwellings, sacred areas, and work sites. Be prepared to encounter townspeople and craftspeople who have stories to tell. You'll learn about traditional medicine-making and interact with craftspeople as they hull canoes. Witness the village prepare for war, and see a blowgun demonstration. You'll have the opportunity to observe cultural dances and talk with the townspeople as they make pottery and masks, do beadwork, and weave baskets. Make Oconaluftee Indian Village a part of your Cherokee vacation plans using our Cherokee vacation planner.
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  • We were taken on a tour by Sheldon, a Navajo Tribe member now living in Cherokee, who explained the different aspects of life in a Cherokee village. He answered any questions and told us how they live...  read more »
  • It was an interesting place , but I felt like it was a little overpriced. Not sure I would pay that again - and we had a military discount. 
  • There's a lot of missed opportunity here. My expectations coming here was that I'd feel like I was stepping back in time but instead was greeted by a guide who made a lot of sexual references and "jok...  read more »
  • Went in the afternoon. Not real crowded. So you could take your time and enjoy it. The people doing the demonstrations were talented, very informative and friendly.
  • Living history. Friendly and knowledgeable staff make it a perfect experience. The dancers were quite entertaining. Be sure to your the botanical gardens too.
  • Awesome place I learned alot taking the tour. It so cool to see how people used to do things
  • A little pricy but we'll worth it. Guided foot tour includes quite a few craftsmen and women all very friendly and willing to answer your questions. All staff vertical friendly and knowledable.
  • It was great had a good time talking to my people. I do not get to do that often. Loved it
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