Over 1,000 years ago a prehistoric Native American community had settled along what is now Firesteel Creek, SD. Today archaeologists have been able to reconstruct what life in this prehistoric village may have looked like. But discoveries are still being made at this excavation site turned museum. Visitors can watch archaeologists search for pottery, arrowheads, jewelry, and more at the Thomsen Centre Archeodome. Guests are even encouraged to be part of the site’s mission to further exploration and learning by helping wash and sort artifacts that were recently unearthed.
Complete with state-of-the art exhibits, educational and cultural events, tours, a shop, this site truly has it all. Enjoyable to all ages, the chance to visit South Dakota’s only archaeological site open to the public, is one you do not want to miss.
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Reservations and Information:
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, 3200 Indian Village Rd, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301, United States
April to May & September to October 31st
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (last tour is 5:30 pm) (Closed Sundays in April and after Labor Day September through November)
Summer - Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday - Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
November 1ST to March 31st
Appointments are recommended, weather permitting. Hours may vary for special scheduled events. See Facebook for more information.
All year round but seasons hours vary. See website and Facebook page for more information.
Prices and Fees
Adults $6, Senior Citizens (60+) $5, Students (13-18) $4, Children (12 & under) FREE Group (10 or more people) Adults $4, Students (2) School Tours - Please call for rate and to schedule tour
Pet Friendly Notes
We know that your pets are a part of your family and that it is not fair to leave them in your vehicle. That's why we welcome well-behaved pets! All pets must be leashed.