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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

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3200 Indian Village Road, Mitchell, SD 57301
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Admission Ticket to the Dakota Discovery Museum
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Admission Ticket to the Dakota Discovery Museum
Immerse yourself in the history of the Middle Border Region of the United States with this admission ticket to the Dakota Discovery Museum. With four art galleries, a historical gallery, and a historical village, there’s more than enough to keep you busy for an entire day. See artwork by Harvey Dunn and Oscar Howe, and then stop by a 1-room schoolhouse that opened in 1885. Plus, since the museum is open morning until evening, you can make your way through it at your own pace.
$7.50 per adult
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Eric S wrote a review Jul 2020
Sioux City, Iowa37 contributions6 helpful votes
They charge $6 for adults to get in and basically you can see everything in the museum from the admissions desk. There is a room with an informative video playing but we did not stay and watch it all, it was dry. My wife and I have health issues so we did not go out to the dig
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from 522cynthiag, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
Responded 1 week ago
Wow. We are so sorry that you did not find what we do interesting. As for seeing virtually everything from the museum desk, that is certainly not so. Most folks find the video introduction to our site fascinating and you and your wife should have taken advantage of our offer for a ride to the excavation site. Did your family think that they could walk into the excavation area and were disappointed by the crosswalk tour of the area? This is an active site, a summer archaeology field school (which was cancelled for the first time ever due to the pandemic), research center, and museum. We cannot have visitors walking in the excavation site at all. The Kids Dig is never roped off, nor is it a "well used kitty litter box". Those "ropes" are quadrant markers to to give the Kids Dig a resemblance to the actual dig site. Did you take advantage of the atlatl activity or other activities? I feel bad that you did not come and voice your complaints. We take tremendous pride in our museum and excavation site, we are extremely proud of our staff. We are also a nonprofit organization and do not receive from from State or Federal governments. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students over 13 years old, and children under 13 are free is very reasonable. We certainly hope that the rest of your trip was enjoyable...
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Cassbella wrote a review Jun 2020
Bentonville, Arkansas73 contributions20 helpful votes
On our way to the Black Hills we stopped here after visiting the Corn Palace. Kids 12 and under get in FREE! Beautiful museum that includes an inside excavation site. Plus there is a dig site for kids that kids get to leave with a real arrowhead Also you can shoot a Atlatl just
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from 522cynthiag, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
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Thank you for your review!
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tdelano wrote a review Oct 2019
Oklahoma309 contributions42 helpful votes
Don’t miss the Indian village if you have an interest in history or archeology. Nicely presented and a unique opportunity to see an actual dig.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from 522cynthiag, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
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Thank you for your review and the stars!
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cathy c wrote a review Sep 2019
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loved this place tour was very informative, lots of info not taught in school film was very interesting
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from 522cynthiag, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
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Thank you for the starts and your review!
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DDay1959 wrote a review Sep 2019
Cookeville, Tennessee1,633 contributions309 helpful votes
This site was a prehistoric village and is being excavated by scientists from South Dakota and the UK. They have been digging here for several years and expect to be here several more. It is amazing to see all the things that have been found at the site. There is a video that
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from 522cynthiag, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
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Thank you for your kind words and the stars!
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