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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

3200 Indian Village Road, Mitchell, SD 57301
+1 605-996-5473
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From "Not Sure Im Interested" to WOW!

My wife and I visited the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village when we stopped in Mitchell, SD on a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BuckTravels
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Mitchell, South Dakota
Bang for your $5.00

No doubt it's worth the price and a stop. The archedome is worth the price of the admission alone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff S
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Birmingham, Alabama
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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 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.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3200 Indian Village Road, Mitchell, SD 57301
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village when we stopped in Mitchell, SD on a western states vacation. Having only a mild interest, we really weren't expecting much. This archeological site and educational center was fascinating! The staff were knowledgeable and displays/exhibits...More

Thank BuckTravels
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are very proud of what we are doing here at the Village and prouder still when we hear from folks like yourselves!

Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt it's worth the price and a stop. The archedome is worth the price of the admission alone. All the other is icing on the cake.

Thank Jeff S
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Thanks for the great review. We agree - the Archeodome is simply awesome, but our museum shines, too!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It cost $5.00 and was the best 5 I spent. It had a guided tour, and a self tour. If would of went the day before i could of seen the actual dig going on. They have been digging for over 50 years in one...More

Thank 908neild
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Indian Village was very interesting. I find these sort of things amazing and loved seeing the actual archaeological dig. I learned several new things. If you have a couple hours and like old stuff, I would certainly visit.

Thank TammyMc61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a treat, we had friends in town from California and they now bring people in, take the time to learn about the settlement of the area and see an actual dig site, educate your kids and yourself!!

Thank MrWerks
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This location gave a good view into Native American history. How they lived, tools and weapons they used. It even has an example of a dugout canoe and buffalo skin boat. The museum area is very interesting and the dig site puts you back in...More

Thank mjacobs0602
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I was not expecting to find an archeological dig of such a high quality in small-town Mitchell. Very well done and worthwhile to visit.

Thank D P
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you! We are quite proud of what we are doing here to educate folks about the history of the First People. We are also quite honored to be associated with Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) and the University of Exeter (Great Britain).

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We made a day trip for my son's birthday to visit this place. Great information and fun to see. You watch a video to start it was ok. We enjoyed the house and how they lived back in there time. Walked over to the dog...More

1  Thank Jodi56257
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for the awesome review! We are happy that you and your son had a good time. Your comment on our gift shop prices puzzled us because we always hear from visitors how low and reasonable our prices are. Authentic Native American art, jewelry...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great stop while we headed to Yellowstone. Awesome archeological dig site with a indoor viewing aria. Indoor museum has a mud hut walk through as well as a small gift shop

Thank LtWolf1976
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for the review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. Our live dig begins June 13 to July 11, so if you can, stop by again! The excitement in the air is palpable during the live dig.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We found this stop very informative and it was neat seeing an archeological dig site even though nobody was actively working on it when we stopped.More

Thank Crystal B
Cynthia G, Executive Director at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you for the review. We are happy that you found us interesting. If you are coming back our way, our dig does begin on June 13th this year! The teams from the University of Exeter and Augustana University will continue the excavation until July...More

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Christina H
31 October 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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