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Dakota Discovery Museum

1300 E. University, Mitchell, SD 57301
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Mitchell
Type: Museums
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Princeton, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

we went to this museum while in Mitchell, SD. Only took a little over an hour but was worth it. thought it was worth the stop and learned some new information. plus got to see some original paintings of Oscar Howe and Charles Hargens. worth the visit.

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A very interesting little museum detailing the lives of the early Indians. A lot of history in a small place.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I likedthe museum and learning about what was in the area before us. It's well presented and a good place to stop to learn the history.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's located on Dakota Wesleyan's campus. Has some interesting exhibits showing South Dakota history, including old farming equipment, teepees, and lots of Native American beaded clothing (which was very beautiful). There are also art displays for South Dakota artists and various historical buildings--homes, railroad depot, and schoolhouse. Our kids had a great time.

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Michigan City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a nice little museum full of history of South Dakota and Mitchell. They have interesting exhibits and a historic home to tour, plus artwork by South Dakota artists.

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Lookeba, Oklahoma, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The kids loved it and so did mom and dad.... We learned alot and would go again given the chance.....

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Lots going on here. Children's activities. Beautiful displays. We really enjoyed the native american art.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This was OK, but I think we are mid-west museumed out. There was a fiber arts display which was very interesting.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Nice small museum with things to do for kids. Outside buildings show the efforts of lots of volunteers hours. They have done an excellent job of restoration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2005

We discovered the SD artist Oscar Howe during a visit to Mitchell, SD. We fell in love with his dynamic and spiritual images of Native American subjects. This musuem features a number of his works, as well as other permanent displays. Among these are works of Charles Hargens, Jr. who painted classic western images (similar to the Wyeth Pirate painting... More

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