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I enjoyed viewing what life was like for the Indians. The state park is beautiful. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Stepping back in time

The Mandan village, named On-a-Slant because it was built on a sloping plain toward the river. The... read more

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Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually wiped out by smallpox.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND
+1 701-667-6340
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed viewing what life was like for the Indians. The state park is beautiful. We enjoyed walking around.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nangfar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mandan village, named On-a-Slant because it was built on a sloping plain toward the river. The village had 85 earthlodges. The village was mostly eliminated by an outbreak of small pox. Lewis and Clark discovered the abandoned village in 1804. Easy walking bridge to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank K I
Reviewed July 10, 2019

We travel to a lot of historic sites in our country. This one was worth every minute! Your mind tries to travel back in time with the informative tour guide! It's an easy walk through. It is located in the Fort Abraham State Park. It...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

I really enjoyed walking to see this. It's an accessible trail and easy to walk. You start by walking over a dry creek bed/ditch on a bridge in the trees then walk a nice flat path around the structures. Some of the structures are open...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jen78703
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

This village is located in Abraham Lincoln State Park. It is a recreation of what was discovered archeological. I visited while the Park was unattended so only two of the buildings were open. What appeared to be a family dwelling and a group lodge. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed September 17, 2018

On-A-Slant village, in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is a MUST to visit. Handicap accessible, and just a short walk from the Visitor Center to the 5 reconstructed earth lodges. The small museum at the Visitor Center tells more about the Mandan Indians' culture and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barb R
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This reconstruction of Native American dwellings from many years ago is very well done. It’s located a very short walk from the Visitor Centre at Fort Abraham Lincoln and it’s well worth a visit. There are 5 or 6 mounds - homes - and most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BigMerk
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The earth lodges were very large, perhaps for several families. One was a meeting area. Given the harsh weather in North Dakota, I thought they would be warmer then the sod houses the pioneers built. Evidence shows that 75 lodges were there, but smallpox broke...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

The Slant Village once had thousands of people living there. This is a recreation of their village with six lodges. You can go in a few of them. Unfortunately, the lodges need some maintenance. The dirt covering is falling off and you can see plastic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was a fascinating place to visit. I only wish we had more time. Get there in the morning not an hour before closing

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 1, 2015|
Response from FortALincoln | Property representative |
The fee for a park interpretive pass is $6 for adults and $4 for students. That pass gets into all tours and interpretive sites in the park.