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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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Cheyenne, WY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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257 reviews 257 reviews
70 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have visited before but our grandsons had not. It's a fascinating place but there were no tour guides available at the time we were there, we wandered around and the boys were quite impressed with the whole thing. Worth a trip.

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Prairie Girl
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were camping at the Forth Abraham Lincoln Park and were surprised to find how great this attration was; would highly recommend! Teen was thrilled by this!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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147 reviews 147 reviews
11 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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