This 1,000 Year Old Village In South Dakota Is Beyond Intriguing

Imagine finding an entire village that’s more than 1,000 years old… buried beneath the ground. That’s exactly what happened in 1910. A student from Dakota Wesleyan University stumbled upon this amazing find near Mitchell. The site has been protected since 1975, and excavation continues. This is the only archaeological site in South Dakota that’s open to the public, and in November, admission is free!

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Visit Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Have you visited the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village? We want to hear about your experience there!

If you’re looking for more ancient excavations, check out Mammoth Site in Hot Springs.