Audrey's Garden is abloom in fall colors! Blanket flowers, Red False Mallow, wild roses, black-eyed Susans, Ironweed and mint are all in bloom. Visitors to the Garden include goldfinches, house wrens, cardinals, chipping sparrows, bumblebees, sulphor and cloud butterflies, and Monarchs! On cool days we keep the office windows open to listen to the chorus sung by our visitors. It's our favorite time of year!
As we slide into autumn our hours change. We will be open from 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 10:00am to 6:00pm on Sundays during the month of September. Our hours remain the same, except that we are closed on Sundays in October. We will remain open in November, our hours are yet to be determined. We are going to try and stay open this winter, if we can get to work, you can certainly get to the Village, right? Our gift shop will remain open all winter, we will be updating the Shoppe Antiquary page so you can make your Christmas purchases online!
The Summer Archaeology Field School Team has left for the summer but there are still lots of things to do. Hannah, our archaeologist intern, is giving tours of the dig site and her knowledge and enthusiasm are amazing! Children love the Kids Dig, it's our most popular acitivity. They love finding the arrowheads, but imagine the sheer joy when they uncover a large bison bone! Danika, Zeke and Joseph are giving atlatl lessons while Eric, Dennis and Lynette are giving awesome tours of the museum. Our volunteers are making sure that our living exhibit, Audrey's Garden, is well tended. In fact, right now it is in full bloom. The signs are in place, identifying the plants and their uses. Come on to the Village and spend some time with us! We promise you will have a great time!One more thing - please don't leave your four legged family members in your vehicles. We are pet friendly! And a walk on our lake trail might be just what they need after the long drive.
Your support is important to the 1,700 schoolchildren who visit our site each year!
3200 Indian Village Road
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
Just 5 minutes northwest of the Corn Palace!
Use discount code EOS10 (or EOS15 for framed art)