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“so much fun”

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Mitchell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is the only archaeological site in South Dakota open to the public. It is a 1,000 year-old village located on the shores of lovely Lake Mitchell. Each summer students from the University of Exeter, England and Augustana University, Sioux Falls continue the excavation of the site. Tours are given every day during the summer months by knowledgeable guides. Plenty of activities for all ages. Visit the museum, the dig site (located in the Archeodome) and Shoppe Antiquary (a gift shop featuring Native American jewelry, pottery, art and more). Our biggest event of the year is Archeology Awareness Days, held on July 2nd and 3rd, 2016. Open Monday thru Saturday 8:00am - 7:00 pm beginning Memorial Day weekend; open Sundays 10:00am to 6:00pm. Open the rest of the year 9:00am - 6:00pm.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
St Charles, MO
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“so much fun”
Reviewed June 21, 2009

My kids, 6 and 8 really enjoyed the museaum but especially the outdoor activities. They learned about prehistoric indian life and found arrowheads in a pretend dig. The hole family enjoyed it. They are located right on lake mitchell which is beautiful and they have a nice picnic area too.

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