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Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center

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This small log home museum is staffed by a volunteer with an amazing history lesson to teach... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Ada, Michigan
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Very interesting

This was a wonderful stop on our vacation. It is a very well kept place. Has a visitor center with... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Erin D
Strongsville, OH
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The Cherokee host was very passionate and shared personal stories that complimented the displays. There was lots to look at including actual artifacts from the Trail of Tears that family descendants have donated. They have two of the only three marked graves of chiefs who...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Vagabond2be
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a beautiful and important memorial. The museum is small, but so rich in content. The volunteer who spoke with us shared so much information. I loved meeting her. Our visit was layered and we came away having learned a great deal. Everyone should...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dreamlifer
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This small log home museum is staffed by a volunteer with an amazing history lesson to teach us....a long neglected story. Contributions are welcome and we were happy to express our support .

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DaveO215
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Trail of Tears Annual Pow Wow is always exciting and a great event. Lots of local vendors, food, and great historical activities and exhibitions. What a great family destination right in the heart of town!!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Carol M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My Mom and I took a road trip from St. Louis just to visit the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center - we are so glad that we did! It was a very memorable and humbling experience for both of us. The afternoon...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Tq1008
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful stop on our vacation. It is a very well kept place. Has a visitor center with lots of information. The people who staff this facility are very knowledgeable. It is a labor of love for them. My kids learned something from...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Erin D
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Building & grave site locked even though web site says it's open on Wednesday. Commemorative plaques provide profound insights so not a wasted trip. But a 15 minute stop was much less than I expected.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

The museum itself is small but the woman who was there was a wealth of information. She shared information that we were not aware of. An easy walking path to the cemetery and the river, where we sat for a while and tried to visualize...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Louisville_KYHga
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I have attended this powwow for 14 years now. It is a great way to learn more about native culture. Good for Boy and Girl Scout Troops and kids in general.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank tmjrobin
Reviewed 15 November 2016

As a foreigner I don't know much about American history and I love learning about other cultures so during my stay in Kentucky I found out I'd be able to visit the annual Trail of Tears PowWow which is a gathering of Native American people...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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24 May 2017|
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Response from tmjrobin | Reviewed this property |
I am no longer sure of that. It was operated by volunteers for the longest time. The website shows TUE-SAT 10-4 on those dates.
kathy n
9 September 2016|
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Response from kass66 |
Powwow weekend gates open at 10