A Trip To This Little Known Ancient Ruin In North Dakota Is One In A Million

The North Dakota plains are loaded with hundreds of years of history. From the times of Lewis and Clark’s expeditions to way, way before that, there are special sites all over the state that preserve these historic spots. One in particular is little known but deserves a spotlight for having one of the most unique and fascinating ruins you’ll have ever seen. Take a look for yourself:

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You can visit the Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site at 564 County 37, Stanton, ND 58571. Click here for more information about the site, visiting hours, and events.

There are only artistic depictions showing what these villages looked like when they thrived centuries ago, but luckily with the advent of the camera we can take a glimpse back into some more recent history. Check out some of North Dakota’s history in photographs here.