This site was a thriving American Indian community more than 1,000 years ago with features including a full scale ... More
Prehistoric Indian Village
This site was a thriving American Indian community more than 1,000 years ago with features including a full scale walk-through reproduction of an earth lodge, a buffalo skeleton, and a large variety of historic exhibits. Guided tours and audiovisual presentations are available.
Everyone talks about the Corn Palace in Mitchell - they have tons of road signs for it - but the Prehistoric Indian Village is a little known gem that everyone heading to Mitchell should check out! It is an amazing site - loved the dome where you can see the actual archaeological dig. Don't miss it!
This site shows what an ancient Indian village of the area looked like, what the people did, how they lived. Shows this through diarama, replica of homes and the actual archeological site. I thought that the programs available for kids were also good.
This stop was not planned. We stumbled upon the village and were glad we did. This site was not a huge site but there was plenty to see and do. There was plenty to learn, even if you don't plan to stay long. The full-scale indian lodge was fascinating. The short movie was packed with facts. The archeology dome was neat to see, there were students from England working on the site when we attended. Interesting. Kids enjoyed throwing the arrows with the atalats. All in all, a stop worth the money and it gave the kids a chance to be active and learn a little before hopping back in the car for a long road trip.