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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

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Address: 3200 Indian Village Road, Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone Number: 605-996-5473
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Wonderful Stop on the way West

We were actually just looking to get out and stretch our legs, but this was so much more than a way to pass time. The staff was extremely friendly and more than willing to share... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Munster, Indiana, United States
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Munster, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were actually just looking to get out and stretch our legs, but this was so much more than a way to pass time. The staff was extremely friendly and more than willing to share their knowledge. We watched a video about the village, my kids (13 and 11) got to dig for a little badge that they could redeem... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

As you walk I. From the parking area there are signs giving you some of the history of the sight. Then, as you walk in the door you are greeted by one of the staff who provides the tour and is available to answer any questions you might have. Watching a working dig is fascinating as well as educational.

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Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My daughter (13) found out about this place and wanted to go. She loves stuff like this and really enjoyed digging up arrowheads and learning about the Indians that resided in the area. My son was even pulled into the excitement when he started excavating for an arrowhead.

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Follansbee, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The employees at the village are very knowledgeable and give a in depth tour covering the beginnings of the village and a very good over view of what life was like in the village.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A very informative place. Took us back in time. Video could have been shorter. We had a wonderful intern explain about the digs. It was obvious she enjoyed her work.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My 15 year old niece was impressed - which says a lot to me about a tour in this day and age. This isn't a typical American Indian stop, it is definitely focused on the discovery of the village that had been here, Native American life, and learning how they lived. It doesn't seem like much at first, and there... More 

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Contoocook, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This archeological site is an agricultural village that has lain undisturbed for 1,000 years, not even plowed by later settlers. The museum has a reconstructed long house and many artifacts from excavations at the site. It is very well done as is the tour of the exhibit by Carl, a four-year employee. The village site is mowed grass and one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a nice educational and interesting tour. The young ladies that worked there and were our tour guides had a passion for what they do. The actual dig in progress was really fascinating. Please note, I have a 10 and 12 year old who pay attention to detail and are able to follow long conversations. I would not recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Most people visit Mitchell for the Corn Palace but just over a mile away is the site of the prehistoric Indian Village which is a more worthwhile visit. The site is still being excavated at the moment. There are 2 buildings to visit. In the first there is a video to watch and then you are given a tour and... More 

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Really had expected a bigger deal, reconstruction of village, etc.. Reconstruction of home was interesting, dig site was ok, and that's it. Was a decent break from the car for the kids and took about an hour, but wouldn't do it again. The staf was very nice though.

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Additional Information about Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

Address: 3200 Indian Village Road, Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone Number: 605-996-5473
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Mitchell
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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