I debated about going here given all the warnings about the "rules", and the charge to use a camera, but decided to take the chance. We ended up being glad we went. We were not charged for parking, although attendants saw us park in the lot. We purchased tickets and a tag for the camera. We had to wait about 20 minutes for the next tour, but spent that time walking around and taking photos. Our guide, Jesse, a college student from the Red Willow tribe gave us an interesting, informative tour that lasted about half an hour. We would definitely recommend taking a guided tour. It is worth the extra gratuity as it gives you background on what you are seeing. After the tour, we bought fry bread from a vendor. It tasted just like funnel cake to us, especially with the powdered sugar, so it was good. We also went in some of the shops, but didn't find any jewelry or other goods we wanted to purchase. The Native Americans we talked with were all polite and made us feel welcome. It was interesting to see one of the village dogs, of which there were quite a few, go into the sacred stream. We were there two hours or so.
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