Mitchell, South Dakota: Prehistoric Indian Village

See the scientists dig out the village inside the comfortable Archeodome. The prehistoric Indians who lived here spent a lot of time cracking buffalo bones to extract grease.

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

3200 Indian Village Rd, Mitchell, SD
North edge of town. I-90 exit 330. Drive north on Hwy 37/Ohlman St. for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Minnesota St., then first right onto W. 23rd Ave., then first left onto Indian Village Rd. Drive a half mile to entrance on right.
Summer M-Sa 8-7, Su 10-6. Fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify)
Adults $6.
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Prehistoric Indian Village

Nicest people ever. We had to stay because of tornadoes and they were so kind! They do charge admission.

[Wendy, 06/13/2017]

Indian village.

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village

An 1,100-year-old Native American village. You can watch the archaeologists as they excavate the site, tour the museum, and walk through a reconstruction of an ancient lodge (there are more than 70 lodges buried on the site).

[Swampgal, 04/08/2014]

A National Historic Landmark. The diggers work inside an impressive "Archeodome" for year-round comfort.

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