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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

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Impressive archeological site in Mitchell, SD

Wow, did we enjoy our visit here. The visitor center has a realistic life-sized Mandan lodge, many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2ndWindTraveller
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Awesome

Worth the visit. Guided free tour . Ancient Indian relics with a active dig site to view Close to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D Burke H
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Easton, Maryland
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3200 Indian Village Road, Mitchell, SD 57301
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+1 605-996-5473
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, did we enjoy our visit here. The visitor center has a realistic life-sized Mandan lodge, many ancient artifacts and other excellent displays. The archeology dig itself is enclosed in a separate large building with wrap-around observation decks. There was no one working on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the visit. Guided free tour . Ancient Indian relics with a active dig site to view Close to town

Thank D Burke H
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the five stars! We are so glad you liked us, we think that you and all of our visitors are pretty amazing, too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting, especially the dig site. Wish they were working it when we stopped. Enjoyed the movie.

Thank Judhawk
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you stopped, too! Thank you for the review and we are happy that you enjoyed our site.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Informative Displays and Information on early indians and an ancient indian village at the bottom of the reservior.

Thank RetiredTravelingMan
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. The village is, thankfully, on dry land. The farm plots the villagers worked are now underwater in the reservoir.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a guided tour and that made the trip very nice.. the history of the tribe who built there was good and the digs and museum good. It’s located on beautiful Lake Mitchell and makes a good place to let the kids run a...More

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Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much! We agree, we are a great place to let the kids run of some of that energy they have accumulated while sitting in the car! And, our guided tours are great!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the first to arrive and were given a supervised tour of the artifacts that were inside the building. The boys loved to ask questions and show off their knowledge to the employee. We then went and observed the archeological dig, followed by the...More

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Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sounds like the boys had a great time! Thank you for the review and hope that you return again during the live dig.

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Very fun and unique experience. Cute little gift shop in the main building. Short video that's slightly dry but informative. Then you can go look at the replica of the Indian houses and throughout the exhibits. Then you head out to the archeodome to check...More

Thank Minerchick87
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for the five stars! We're happy that you like us!

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at the exhibits here. It was pretty quiet early in the morning , not crowded at all. Lots of Indian artifacts and a nice gift shop where I bought a couple posters and postcards.

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Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We agree, early morning is a good time to come to the Village. We are happy that you like us! Thank you for the kind review.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

If you have an interest in archaeology this is a must stop if you're in Mitchell. It's not just a museum it's a live on-going archaeological dig.The dig site itself can keep you busy for quite some time, particularly if you take the time to...More

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Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We agree, the videos are so very informative and it is our hope that, someday, they will be available for sale. Thank you for the kind review and check back with us to see if and when the videos will be available.

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing on going site. The exhibits are very informative and the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. The actual excavations are indoors as there is a building around the site to protect it. It is an incredible Native American site of a...More

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Cynthia G, Exectutive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed our site!

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Christina H
October 31, 2016|
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Response from Cynthia G | Property representative |
Yes, we are handicapped accessible! We also have a wheelchair available for those who may need it.
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