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On-A-Slant Village

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND
+1 701-667-6340
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Mandan
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually wiped out by smallpox.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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137 reviews 137 reviews
11 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This a great attraction to visit. There are guided tours available but we just walked freely through ourselves. It is an amazing recreation of what a village might have looked like back in the day. The attraction is free if you do not pay for a tour, but you do have to pay to enter the park.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We loved the village and the tour. The visitor center provides an excellent overview both of the village and of the fort. The constructed village provides a glimpse of what the area may have looked like when it had 100 earth lodges or more. The interior of one is furnished, giving an idea of life for the matriarch of each... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Definitely a must see - fascinating Native American history, spanning centuries. This village was already abandoned when the Lewis and Clark expedition came through in the early 1800s.

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Fort Qu'Appelle, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our tour guide didnt feel into his job but we still enjoyed being able to look around at the amazing huts worth seeing

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Mandan, North Dakota
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Lodges are equipped with genuine Native American artifacts. Interpreters will tour you through the site and answer your questions. In the Fall, Native Americans demonstrate ancient skills, and the past, renowned Indian flute player has come to tell stories along with his music in the huge ceremonial lodge. The lodges are reconstructions. Since I grew up in the area, the... More

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Earling, IA
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The inperpratve center had many fine dioramas.The guide was well informed. While the village was a recreation, the style and building methods were as close to the original as possible given modern realities.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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66 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had no idea of the kind of people the Mandan Indians were but walked away a lot more educated. The village is quite interesting. Go up to the Infantry Blockhouse to get a different view of it - look down on the village. You can see the indentations of where other homes set.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Natives lived in that location, but they dwelled in earth lodges. I have no idea what that picture is portraying. Let's be clear that Gen. Custer kept them close, so as to keep an eye on them. He and his men also gave them the smallpox. Colonialism happened. Let's be real. I grew up in Mandan, and know the history... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I came here with my hubby on a Saturday, most of the Earth Lodges were closed, but we enjoyed the time we spent looking around the ones that were open.

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Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Mr.White did an amazing job on our tour. We are so lucky that he showed up to give us a tour. We all learned so much more than we would have on a self guided tour.

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