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Address: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND
Phone Number: +1 701-667-6340

Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually...

Home of the Mandan Indians for over 200 years until they were virtually wiped out by smallpox.

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So breath taking

It was really nice to be able to walk into the village and all the huts that are still there. Nice job restoring the huts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
janelle h
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really nice to be able to walk into the village and all the huts that are still there. Nice job restoring the huts.

Thank janelle h
Powder Springs, Georgia
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you came to the Dakotas in search of Native Americans this is a perfect stop. Not too much walking to step inside recreated Mandan Earthlodges and see what life was like. It costs $5 per vehicle to enter Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park where this village is located. For an extra $6 per adult (uncertain of child costs) you... More 

Thank Cathy L
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We visited here in late July 2016. The visitor's center serves as a very informative museum with historical overview and artifacts. I found the diorama of the On-a-Slant village very helpful to gather a sense of the whole. The lodges were very nicely reconstructed. Each shared information from agriculture, hunting, and daily living. I thought it was the perfect amount... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is village a beautiful replica of an old native Mandan village. You can take the trolley to the first stop, climb a few stairs and the village is just ahead to the right. It's worth the visit.

Thank Luv2Travel979
Clearwater, Florida
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434 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The visitor center and reconstructed village are well worth spending a couple of hours of touring and learning. State park rangers provide guided tours of the village, while relating the history of the site and how the people lived. The displays in the buildings expand on the culture and the tribes relationships to other tribes as a center for trade.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We took the tour and found it very interesting. Nice area. Lots of artifacts that show what it was like living in that village. Make sure you also see Gen Custers house in this park

Thank metooboohoo
North Dakota
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

There are five reconstructed earth lodges at this site. The Mandan Indians lived here for a couple hundred years before they moved north near Fort Mandan, where Lewis and Clark stayed near them for the winter they stayed in North Dakota. The lodges are of different sizes, and show the construction of the lodges. The informative, educational markers explain various... More 

Thank Atlanta1965
Castleberry ,Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Great museum of how the On-A-Slant Indian village was built and functioned . Our guide was very knowledgeable in Indian culture and on the local area a tour well worth taking.

Thank Pamela I
Westchester, NY
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Make sure sign up for a tour of this re-creation of the Mandan Indian village here in the park. Tour guide was helpful and informative. Got to tour the insides of many of the earthlodge reconstructed on site. Fascinating to see how these earthlodges were constructed. Explained the history how up to 90% of the original population of this village... More 

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Campton, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This was a great experience and the guide was very informative. Our people really liked hearing about how the Mandans lived.

Thank MaryMcWhorter

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