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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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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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We had a great time with our 4 young children. We viewed the archeological dig site, museum, movie, and the kids dug for arrow heads. They were so excited they got to take them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Chelsey P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had a great time with our 4 young children. We viewed the archeological dig site, museum, movie, and the kids dug for arrow heads. They were so excited they got to take them home. Perfect stop along our trip. And we got a free adult ticket from ad at cabelas. Kids under 6 free.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This place looks like it has been abandoned as we tried to visit there and there was no indication it was closed until we got to the location. Don't even think about going there and you will be highly disappointed especially if it is closed like it was for us

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Cynthia G, General Manager at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this review

We are closed for the season due to an expansion and remodel project here at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. We are so sorry you were not able to tour the Village. Our website and FaceBook page advises visitors to call first from November 1st to March 31st as we cannot be here every day in the winter months. We... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The visit includes a guided tour. The tour is wonderful – the guide was very knowledgeable and was willing to answer all our questions. We went with two elementary aged children who also got a lot out of the experience. It's definitely worth the cost of admission.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What I thought was interesting about this place is that the people who lived here were in contact with Cahokia. The guides were very helpful, and it's neat to see an archaeological dig in progress. It's fairly close to the Corn Palace, so if you're stopping at one, might as well check out the other.

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Oshkosh, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We unfortunately arrived later in the day so we did not have all the time I would have liked exploring the grounds. The domed archaeological dig site is truly amazing regarding the complexity of the total scope of their research. If you have any interest in archaeology this is one stop that you can not miss !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stopped in Mitchell to check out the Corn Palace and found it under construction. We decided to head to check this place out and I'm so glad we did! We took the free tour and the guide was excellent! He clearly is passionate about the project and knew all sorts of interesting facts. We are glad we spent a... More 

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Philadelphia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you're at all interested in history/archaeology and/or Native American culture, put this place on your to-do list. The museum, while not terribly large, was full of information (especially when the tour guide pointed things out that might not otherwise catch your attention). The introductory film was worth the time, and if get to visit the archaeodome (or whatever the... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A great source of information on the early native American's living in the Mitchell area. It's an ongoing archeological dig. Worth visiting.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great for 2 hours. We saw a short film. A guided tour. A large boned bison. A reconstructed house and tools and food and living a daily life. It was not large but it really showed you life as it was. They are under excavation so we were able to go to the 24/7 excavation site and see what they... More 

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Sikeston, Missouri, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Enjoyed learning about the early inhabitants of the Mitchell SD area. Loved the museum, village area, archeological dig site, & knowledgeable guides. Would recommend it for young and old.

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