WE ARE A BLUESTAR MUSEUM!
All active duty military personnel and up to five family members are admitted for free!
ARCHAEOLOGY TEAM ARRIVING SOON!
Archaeology and anthropology students and their professors from the University of Exeter, England and Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota will begin the annual Summer Field School on June 19th.
2013 ARCHEOLOGY AWARENESS DAYS
Archeology Awareness Days will be held onJuly 6-7, 2013.
Welcome to the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is the only archaeological site in South Dakota that is open to the public. The Village is an active research center and is a National Historic Landmark. Visitors to the site can see the many artifacts that have been excavated during the annual digs and they can tour the dig site itself in the comfort of the Thomsen Center Archeodome. There are plenty of hands-on activities for choldren, including the Kids' Dig, where children can dig for a free arrowhead!
Offering a combination of cultural events, displays, and hands-on activities, the Indian Village can provide a link to native people who lived 1000 years ago, people who lived during the era of earth lodges, and today's Native American communities.