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SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

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Address: 2301 West River Road, Dayton, OH 45418-2815
Phone Number: 937-268-8199
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Great place to explore with your family

Went there Sunday the 12-2015 with family to listen to the flutes they were playing there seen a lot of cub scouts. its a great place for familys, cant wait to go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
tonyafleenor
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Moraine, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My child loves to come and see the garden and all the changes that the seasons bring to it. My mother, aunt, child and I also take part in the winter solstice celebration every year, finding more to learn no matter how many years we go. Watching the village develop more each time we go give us something to look... More 

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Moraine, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went there Sunday the 12-2015 with family to listen to the flutes they were playing there seen a lot of cub scouts. its a great place for familys, cant wait to go back.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A fascinating place to spend a couple of hours. Walk back in time through the rebuilt village and take a look at the exhibits inside. If you can, plan your visit around one of the annual Pow Wows, the Flute and Art Festival, or a drum circle and make it a day.

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Dayton, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Here's a rebuilt village and you could really be transported back to the past! All that is missing would be the odors and you can imagine the ghosts.

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I found it to be very interesting. For years, this was just a few acres of farmland. Then they began finding things. This not the Indian Village you see in the movies. These were ancient Indians. Long before the Europeans came to America. As Shultes, of Hogan's Heros would say, " Very Interesting"

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Yellow Springs
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Although interesting, the park is not well suited for smaller kids or those who are "touchy feely". The site is very educational and they have done a wonderful job with restoration. It's also clear that their work is ongoing. There are very few interpretive signs, there are no guides or volunteers to show you around. The building is modern inside... More 

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NJ
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191 reviews 191 reviews
18 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was really a wonderful surprise. There is a great 12 minute film, followed by a well presented exhibit, and the ability to walk all over the site. The gentlemen who welcomed us was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Really interesting to see such a unique site that had survived undisturbed.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Found SunWatch on Trip advisor and glad we decided to go there. Had older kids with us and they enjoyed both the museum and walking around the village that had been replicated on the original site. Fee is very reasonable and everyone working there was very friendly and helpful. The museum gave you a good background before you walked out... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Love this park! The pow wow is always interesting. Vendors good too. Not enough food booths - only 2. The walking taco was good, and prepared as we waited, but the wait was long.

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well-done display of an excavated village, abandoned almost 1000 years ago. Houses reconstructed on their original foundations. You can see how the village was layed out, and an accompanying museum explains how people lived there. Good for kids and for grownups alike.

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