Historical reenactments are infinitely simpler than time travel, which requires a masterful grasp of astrophysics and the will to live without reruns of Land of the Lost. Stay in this dimension with this GrouponLive deal from the Cherokee Historical Association in Cherokee. Choose from the following options:
- For $4, you get one child admission to Oconaluftee Indian Village (a $10 value).
- For $9, you get one adult admission to Oconaluftee Indian Village (up to an $18 value).
- For $6, you get one child general-admission ticket to the outdoor drama Unto These Hills (up to a $12 value).
- For $11, you get one adult general-admission ticket to the outdoor drama Unto These Hills (up to a $22 value).
For more than 60 years, the Cherokee Historical Association, a nonprofit cultural organization, has immersed visitors in live recreations of the history and daily life of the Cherokee people. The reenactors of Oconaluftee Indian Village introduce visitors to a fully operational simulation of a Cherokee village from the 18th century. Tours can be self-helmed or led by an expert guide, whose native garb allows them to blend into the ambiance of the experience. Observe and interact with villagers as they go about their daily activities, such as hulling canoes, sculpting pottery and masks, weaving baskets, crafting beadwork, and clearing out their TiVo.
Nestle into the 2,000-seat outdoor amphitheater for a presentation of Unto These Hills, an outdoor drama that's said to have been performed for more than six million visitors and 60 billion insects since its debut in 1950. The adventure begins with the Europeans’ arrival in the New World and navigates audiences through the tapestry of time, ending with the Cherokees’ tragic journey on the Trail of Tears.