The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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Indian Village

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    The Oconaluftee Indian Village, located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation,  is an authentic replica of an 18th century Cherokee village and offers guided and self-guided tours to explore the village Oconaluftee Indian Villagewith dwellings, residents, and artisans right out of the 1750's. Visitors can experience traditional medicine and interact with villagers as they hull canoes, make pottery and masks, weave baskets and beadwork, and participate in their daily activities. The Village also hosts live reenactments, interactive demonstrations, “Hands-On Cherokee” arts and crafts classes, Villager outfit rentals for children, and evening storytelling performances.

Website:  Oconaluftee Indian Village
Cherokee NC
Distance: 1-11/2 hours from Asheville
Address: Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Telephone: 828-497-2111
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. , May 1 to October 24
Allow: 2-3 hours
Fees: Adult and child rates
Nearby:  Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Unto These Hills,
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Directions: From Asheville take Interstate 40 west to exit 27 (Hwy. 74), and travel west on Hwy. 74 to Exit 74 (the Cherokee/Great Smoky Mountains National Park exit). Bear right on Exit 74 and proceed approximately five miles on Hwy. 441 N to the fourth traffic light. Turn right and proceed about a half mile to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Hwy. 441 N/Tsali Boulevard.. Proceed .6 mile to the next traffic light (intersection of Hwy. 441/Tsali Boulevard and Drama Road). Turn onto Drama Road.



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