Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

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. Work out when and for how long to visit Oconaluftee Indian Village and other Cherokee attractions using our handy Cherokee driving holiday planner.
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  • This is an interesting spot with a respectful presentation of Native American life in NC just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains.  more »
  • The creek there is also worth being there for some time. There are also some stores there in town worth visiting that are not in the downtown area. There is also a park near by where you might be...  more »
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