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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

Address: Mitchell, SD
Phone Number: 605-996-5473
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Mitchell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Torrington, Wyoming
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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