Oconaluftee Indian Village




Cherokee, NC – This village is an authentic replica of an 18th century Cherokee community. Cherokee guides explain the history, culture and life-style of their ancestors. Watch Cherokee craftsmen demonstrate their skill in making arrowheads, baskets, blowguns, beaded belts, ceremonial masks, dugout canoes, pottery, and wood cravings. You’ll also enjoy the replica of a 7-sided Council House and typical Cherokee homes as they were 250 years ago. Adjacent to the Village is the mile-long Nature Trail that provides visitors the opportunity to walk through the woods and see a variety of trees, plants and flowers indigenous to the western North Carolina area.
Open daily, Mid-May through Late-October 9 AM – 5:30 PM.