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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Museum

Mitchell, SD

Discover how Native Americans lived in south Dakota one thousand years ago!
The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is the only archaeological site in South Dakota open to the public. Archaeologists have been excavating this site since the 1920s.
Visitors can tour the Boehnen Memorial Museum, where there is a life-size reconstructed lodge house, bison skeleton and many artifacts from the dig site. The dig site is fully enclosed inside the Archeodome, where visitors can watch the archaeologists work in the dig site or in the laboratory from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
Children can dig for a free arrowhead! Our gift shop, the Shoppe Antiquary, has Native American and regional art, a great book selection and much, much more.

April, May, September & October: 9 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Saturday. Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM (Closed Sunday in April & October).
Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Monday: 8 AM – 7 PM, Monday – Saturday. Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM.
When weather permits, by appointment: November – March

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3200 Indian Village Road
Mitchell, SD 57301






Phone: 605-996-5473


History & Culture

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day 8am-7pm Daily
April, May, September and October - Various Hours, call ahead
November-March - Open when weather permits, please call ahead.

Adults - $6
Senior Citizens (60+) - $5
Students Ages 6-18 - $4
Children 5 & under - FREE

Attraction Category

Landmark Museum

Pet Policies

Small domestic animals only

Physically Challenged Feature Code

Grab bars in bathroom Service animals allowed on property for people with disabilities Wheelchairs available

VALID DATES: 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015

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