Archeology Awareness Days, our biggest and most exciting event of the year, begins Saturday, July2nd and ends on Sunday, July 3rd this year! Archaeologists and primitive technologists from around the country will be here to show you artifacts, demonstrate ancient skills such as flint knapping, help you make your own primitive pottery and more. Native American cultural presenters Jerome Kills Small and Belinda Joe will regale you with Trickster Tales and stories of women in Native American culture. Kids can dig for a free arrowhead as the live dig continues in the Thomsen Center Archeodome. Everyone can learn to throw a spear using an atlatl and much more. Join us from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days for loads of fun and excitement!
They're at it again! Students and professors from the University of Exeter and Augustana College are here continuing the excavation of our 1,000 year-old village! Spend some time with us and watch as they uncover the mysteries of the past. The dig ends July 16th.
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3200 Indian Village Road
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
Just 5 minutes northwest of the Corn Palace!
The renovations are complete and we are open for the season!