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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

Mitchell, SD
605-996-5473
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Mitchell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Stuart, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Calumet, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have alwasy been fascinated by the American Indian culture and this Archeodome was really amazing! You can see first hand the work of the archeologists and their findings. The Visitor Center has a recreated village home that is superbly done. There are plenty of excellent artifact exhibits that should not be missed! The tour guide is very knowledgable and... More

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Culpeper, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Forget the Corn Palace, go visit this wonderful place instead. This old prehistoric Indian village is currently being explored and you should take some time to go and see it. Very nice displays, personal tours, wonderful staff, and interesting facts. I especially liked the information about the way Indians used to live and what they ate. Very pretty area on... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just about three miles outside of Mitchell and easily reached, this combination archeological "dig" and museum traces the history of the Lakota tribe. The "dig" can be visited year round since it is enclosed in a wonderful building with a walkway allowing you to view the entire area (about a block square) from above.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

At this site, you learn not only about the Prehistoric Indian Village, but also how archaeologists learn about them. In the "dome" you can watch them as they (very slowly) uncover new artifacts, and learn about how they determine the meaning of the things they uncover. For example, it the museum they have a replica of what one of the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

located on lake Mitchell, a great place to let the kids unwind and learn about prehistoric Indians and how they lived. They have both indoor and outdoor activities for the family to enjoy

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Franklin Square, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the site of an early Native American village form 1000 years ago. The museum has life sized models of earthen lodge, The archaeological site is interesting. No one was working on it while we were there, however, we were told in the summer, they have many college interns. Everyone there was very informative. You don't have to take... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My son loved this place! So did I, actually. The museum/tour was excellent. Seeing the archeological dig site was really fascinating. Kids can dig for a plastic arrowhead which they can turn into the gift shop for the real thing. Nice gift shop too. I had bought an annual membership online for $25 so I'm not exactly sure how much... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In my opinion, this was another highlight of our black hills trip. We overnighted in Mitchell, and up on the advice of a friend who grew up in town, decided to take some time to check out the Prehistoric Indian Village. What a treat! They need to advertise more as this is another educational and historical gem of SoDak! There's... More

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