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Mountain Farm Museum

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Address: U.S. 441 at Oconaluftee Visitors Center, Cherokee, NC
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+1 828-497-1904

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A step back in time.

My husband and I go to Cherokee often and decided to stop by the Mountain Farm Museum. It was a step back in time. It was interesting to see how people lived in that area many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I go to Cherokee often and decided to stop by the Mountain Farm Museum. It was a step back in time. It was interesting to see how people lived in that area many years ago. It is a self guided tour so you can take as much time as you want or go as quickly as you... More 

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Franklin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special step back in time. Explore with the kids, "the way it was done way back when". This is a lovely place to take your time and relax with a pleasurable walk.

Thank Tiffany P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mountain Farm Museum is directly behind the Oconaluftee Visitor's Center and you are a FOOL if you don't go visit there. First, it is cool and has many photo opportunities and is very informative about farm life, but you have a great chance of seeing elk up close and personal - but please do not get TOO close. It... More 

Thank rk821
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was so beautiful with a lot of picture opportunities! The structures were absolutely breathtaking! While it was fun for our son to run around and burn off a little energy, I couldn't help but have an extreme sense of calm and grounding with the surroundings and atmosphere.

Thank amyh0406
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited the mountain farm setting too many times to count. We enjoy walking around, reading about the practices of yesteryear and just enjoying the setting. Many times there are elk grazing out in the meadow as well. It's convenient to the Oconoluftee Visitor Center and a very relaxing place to just stop and walk around and enjoy being... More 

Thank Shane and Yvonn... S
Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Located right next to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. It's convenient. It's free. Worth a half hour walkthrough.

Thank GrizzFan85
Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

While traveling through the Smoky National Park, we quite literally stumbled across this site. Stopped for the restroom area in the gift shop, and then stayed to view the grounds. Such a beautiful area! We spent a great deal of time just leisurely walking around the grounds viewing all of the buildings. This is a free, not-to-be-missed attraction. And great... More 

Thank boncan630
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

There is an exhibit of an old farm out back of the visitor center where you can see how people lived and farmed before modern conveniences. It is a free exhibit and very pleasant. Beside the center is a big field where you can see lots of Elk in the morning and then again in the late afternoon early evening..... More 

Thank Jeff S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

My family always loves taking our son and nieces and nephews to this to see a different way of life before technology was around.

Thank Amanda L
Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My wife and I stop by this museum when we stop at the Oconoluftee Visitor Center. Its a great place to take a walk and see how early settlers lived. The paths are an easy walk around the re created farm and along a stream. Well worth the time with some interesting displays.

Thank Thomas B

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