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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great place to spend one hour and enjoy the nurture and the simplicity. Also it's a place to get your curiosity some time and think about these people and how they lived and where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to spend one hour and enjoy the nurture and the simplicity. Also it's a place to get your curiosity some time and think about these people and how they lived and where did they go as their last destination

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fantastic cultural experience. Did a super job of preserving & presenting the local Native American way of life way back in this area.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Good museum, both inside and outside detailing Native American life in the past. Staff grows corn and vegetables outside as well using the old methods.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great grounds and informative movie. The curator let use watch both movies, the one for school groups and the one for the general public. My family and I will definitely return.

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Avon, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We came here since we haven't seen an Indian site and museum in the Midwest. It was well kept. We spent less than a hour there. Not sure if worth the price though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I found this park to be very small. It starts out with a 12 minute film and then you can go outside or view the exhibits inside. The inside exhibits were small and informative though. I felt the exhibit they had on corn was larger than the one on the native people. The outside is a recreation of what the... More 

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Lakewood, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The museum is modest like the entrance fee. Interesting to see old houses from 1000 years ago, interesting to understand how people were living there.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to this with one of children on a school trip. Very informative. They talk to kids and bring history alive for them.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is an interesting place. You start off watching a short movie showing the history of the area. Then you can explore the small museum area. Then you can go outside and explore the actual village. Kids had fun going into the housing and seeing what it was like. Free Parking.

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Dayton, Ohio
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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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