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Address: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND
Phone Number: +1 701-667-6340
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Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually...

Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually wiped out by smallpox.

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I liked touring this village. Not only was it a good historical attraction but I learned so much about the way the Mandans way of life. The women were in charge of their houses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
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La Crosse

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La Crosse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I liked touring this village. Not only was it a good historical attraction but I learned so much about the way the Mandans way of life. The women were in charge of their houses and said who could stay and not stay. Understanding how these people built their dwellings and used the space inside them in the winter and summer... More 

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Dundee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We had no knowledge of this tribe and our tour guide was extremely informative as we toured the earth homes. The small fee was well worth it and I wouldn't recommend viewing the homes on your own.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

the recreated village was really cool. you could see how the Indian families lived and cooked, etc. It was interesting to see that about 8-12 people could live in one of these homes.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. $5 entry per car. Tours are $6 adults and $4 children for both tours together. What a gem. Also in the park is the On-a-Slant Indian Village. Let the ranger guide you around the village and give you insight to the life of the Mandans. Be sure to spend time in the very well-done, informative... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There are several Mandan village sites along the river in the Bismarck area, and this one has rebuilt replica lodges. Pretty cool and easier to appreciate the scale. Inside Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park (entry fee) and disturbingly close to the Custer house. But I did enjoy the better imagining of the structures after seeing a better site (no structures)... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We didn't take the tour -- just walked through the village (which consists of 4 or 5 reconstructed wood & earth round houses -- and walked into one -- which was dark and smoky, and apparently used for events. It had a peaceful, authentic feeling. We knew the basic facts about it from the visitor center museum, but I'm sure... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Amazing tour, definitely reccomend! Very detailed about how the Mandan lived and survived. Only takes 30 min, but can explore around after

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Did the tour of the on a slant village. Would definitely recommend that over going it alone, and you get to go into an additional hut if you pay for the tour, and that allows you to see all kinds of additional, old artifacts.

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I knew nothing about this before I visited but was very impressed. You can walk around the various lodges which are re-creations of a real village. Guides will give you more information or you can read up on it's history and explore for yourself. This is unlike anything I've experienced before and gave another picture to the Native American history... More 

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Stockbridge, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We spent the first part of the day viewing the Custer house and soldiers barracks and then took the tour of the on a slant village. The village was authentic in representation of the original one.

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