Mandan, North Dakota: On-A-Slant Indian Village

Reconstructed earthlodges of the Mandan Indians, who lived here until 1781.

Fort Lincoln State Park

Address:
4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND
Directions:
Fort Lincoln State Park. Drive south from Mandan on Hwy 1806 for seven miles. Turn left at the brown Fort Lincoln State Park sign. Drive one mile. Entrance on right. Entrance to village at the far end of the parking lot.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
701-667-6340
Admission:
Entrance fee plus tour pass.
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On-A-Slant Indian Village.

On-A-Slant Indian Village

Gorgeous views of the Missouri River. "On-a-Slant Village," a Mandan Indian restored village -- very interesting guided tour (our guide was fabulous for the kids as well as adults), you can go into one of the dwellings and see and touch artifacts (authentic and reproduced).

There is also the fort and its buildings there, where people in period dress answer questions as if they were still of that time. General Custer's house is there too -- the actual house he left from to go to the Battle of Little Big Horn.

There are picnic tables but the snack bar isn't great. If you have kids, feed them on the way or bring your own. It's definitely worth a stop, though, with something for everyone.

[Debbi, 09/28/2008]

October 2016: Photo added.


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