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Fascinating history

We decided to check out this historic site on our way to Theodore Roosevelt Park and I'm glad we... read more

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An active archaeological site

After visiting the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center , the visit here put things into better... read more

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564 County Road 37, Stanton, ND, ND 58571
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to check out this historic site on our way to Theodore Roosevelt Park and I'm glad we stopped. We watched the movie, which provided a good overview before visiting the museum artifacts. The recreation earth house is very interesting and helps you to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center , the visit here put things into better perspective. The Mandans were an agricultural tribe. An example of their summer home has been recreated outside on the grounds, and there is an active archaeological dig in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

We spent several hours enjoying this historic site. We began at the visitor center, where there is a small museum and a short film. Outside the center is a short trail featuring a recreated earthen lodge and a viewing spot to see the ruins (mounds)...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Located about an hour’s drive northwest of Bismarck, not close to much of anything else, visiting the Knife River Indian Villages will require a detour for most travelers but we found the site to be surprisingly good and worth the detour. The park preserves the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steve5863
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This is a really educational place to visit. It is always a good idea to learn new things in particular how all Indigenous and Native people lived, ate and survived particularly in harsh conditions. The information service is very well presented with lots of books,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This Historic Site has a beautiful visitor center with displays and an interesting video. Outside the building is an earth lodge with furnishings inside and a garden outside. There is a trail that allows you to see the location of three villages. It is easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the Stanton ND vicinity, the Knife River NPS site is a must see. Wonderfully kept grounds and very educative material. There’s also some great, long hiking trails throughout the site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This is one of those historic sites that you have to be looking for or indicates that you are somewhat lost. This site has a reconstructed earth lodge that is very interesting. I was able to visit it, yet didn't visit the rest of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wewhynot
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The Indian villages are long gone, but you can still see the circular depressions where their earth lodges stood. There also is a reconstruction of a traditional lodge and garden. In the visitor center you can watch a film and see artifacts.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This national park property likes the wow factor but is well worth a visit anyway, Here a tribe lived in earthen huts with one nicely recreated. Pull back the buffalo hide hanging over the entrance and step inside- actually quite cozy View the movie and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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