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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great attraction! Very easy to spend a couple of hours here. There is a tour, which takes about 20 minutes, there is an informative video which also takes about 20 minutes. Another 20 was spent in the gift shop and an hour outside and in the archedome. Very cool experience.

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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very happy with information provided and the interactive tour. Had our six and seven year old grandsons with who are 25% native and it really was beneficial to them. I would recommend to anyone with children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went with kids ages 10-6 and they really enjoyed it. Nice stop on our long road trip. The people working there were great with the kids. They were able to give us information that kept the kids interested. They even let the kids throw Indian spears.

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msp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you are in Mitchell, this is a fine place to stop. I would recommend it to anyone who is in town and needs something to do. I wouldn't travel to Mitchell just for this though. We were traveling through town on our way to Montana. We were glad we stopped. The kids loved it and it was quite educational.... More 

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Stanley, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I learned so much about the ancient Indians and their way of life. The guided tour was very informative and well worth the time and money!

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Janesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very nice presentation overall of the prehistoric Native Americans of the area. Tour of the actual dig sight was truly interesting. No one was actively digging at the time, but the site and explanation of what the archeologists do was worth the trip.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Loved it. Very informative and nice to look thru. Great guides and easy to find. Great for all ages!

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Mission, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It did cost $6 a person.It is worth it.They have a place even where kids can dig.They have things I have never seen in another museum anywhere.They even have the dig sights for you to see & learn.

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Additional Information about Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

Address: 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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