South Dakota Trips October 20, 2019
by Annie The Fascinating Prehistoric Indian Village Is At The Top Of Our South Dakota Travel Wish List
South Dakota is genuinely one-in-a-million, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! While we love the present-day aspect of the state, we just cannot get enough of our rich history and historical landmarks! Do you feel the same? If so, you will want to do yourself a favor and move South Dakota’s Prehistoric Indian Village to the top of your travel wish list:
Mitchell may be known around the world for its iconic Corn Palace, but did you know that it is also home to one of the most historically significant spots in the state?
Welcome to the Prehistoric Indian Village, the only archaeological site in South Dakota that is open to the public!
Discovered in 1910 by a Dakota Wesleyan University student, the site is home to an incredible preserve that dates back some 1,100 years and features many of the original dwellings designed by these prehistoric tribes.
When you visit, you will get an up-close look at these incredible dwellings and learn more about them, including the families, farmers, and hunters who called the area home.
In addition to the abodes themselves, guests of the Prehistoric Indian Village can also access an incredible museum with 1.5-million artifacts and a can't-miss gift shop.
Do you have any kids in your party? They can dig for arrowheads, too!
Admission to the Prehistoric Indian Village is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $4 for children ages 6 to 18, with those aged 6 and under free.
For more information, please visit the Prehistoric Indian Village's
The Prehistoric Indian Village is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For even more can’t miss historical sites around the Mount Rushmore State, check out these
9 Historic Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In South Dakota.
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Address: 3200 Indian Village Rd, Mitchell, SD 57301, USA