We bring the lost ancient art of using Cherokee blow darts to modern civilization!
Long before there were modern hunting weapons, native Americans managed to feed those in their tribe from the bounty of wildlife found in the Boone, North Carolina area. They didn’t do it with firearms, but with Cherokee blow darts. Contrary to common belief, the Cherokee did not use poison darts during their hunts. While that would have taken down the prey more readily, it was feared that the meat would be contaminated. Cherokee hunters would use a traditional bow and arrow for larger game, but the Cherokee bow darts were highly efficient for smaller game. It was also an easier weapon to begin training young boys to use.
At Mystery Hill, our outdoor area, Tomahawk Hill, includes the chance to learn about the ancient art of using Cherokee blow darts and give it a try. You’ll learn about how they were constructed and other interesting facts about their use. You’ll find that this activity is great for the entire family, as well as for special get-togethers, such as birthday parties, family reunions, and anniversary celebrations. It is also a great option for corporate events, such as a team-building exercise. If you’re looking for a safe place to travel this summer, this is it!
If you would like to know more about Cherokee blow darts or perhaps enjoy our other outdoor activities in the fresh mountain air at Tomahawk Hill, including axe throwing, knife throwing, and archery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to make a reservation. Don’t forget about our other outdoor adventures, too, such as our petting farm, observation tower, fishing rentals, bike rentals, butterfly pavilion, and pedal carts.