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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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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Awaken your imagination

My 2nd visit and just as intriguing as the first! Our guide of the museum was first rate. She made sure you understood her and answered questions well. The dis really get you to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Kettle Falls, Washington
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Kettle Falls, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My 2nd visit and just as intriguing as the first! Our guide of the museum was first rate. She made sure you understood her and answered questions well. The dis really get you to thinking and wondering. This site is dug solely by students so activity is not always noticble and only 3 months a year during the summer. You... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Spent a couple of hours here with my 14 year old son. Interesting to see how pre-contact people lived on the plains. While not a destination spot it is certainly worth the stop if you are in the area and have an interest in history and/or native peoples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a very good time. Very educational. Loved the visit and the children loved the hands on learning experience. If you love history don't miss this

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Appleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We started with a film narrated by an archeologist familiar with the village. Then we had a guide explain in detail the artifacts and were able to walk through an example of a prehistoric dwelling. Lastly we walked to the area where they are currently doing a "dig" and had an explanation of what they were finding and the process... More 

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

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
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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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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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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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