Archaeology Days in Mitchell

A photo from the 2014 Archeology Awareness Days — doing the "rabbit" dance — a courtship dance. This was the only dance where men and women could dance together.

Event Details


Date: June 29 - June 30, 2019

Location: Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village (Mitchell, S.D.), located at 3200 Indian Village Road on Lake Mitchell – 5 min. northwest of the Corn Palace


Don't miss your chance to attend Archaeology Days, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell, S.D.

Special Events

  • Observing the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Thomsen Center Archeodome
  • Special guest and author Deb Watley will be signing copies of her book
  • Dave Huebner returns to demonstrate how pottery was made 1,000 years ago 
  • Mike Marshall returns for Lakota Games

In the News: 20 years of preserving Native American history at Indian Village


In the News: 20 years of preserving Native American history at Indian Village

Kids' Activities

  • A weekend of fun, games, education and so much more ...

In addition to the summer full of activities, the Indian Village will be offering free admission to all children under the age of 12 through its new Families Matter program. The program was made possible through a grant from the BNSF Railway.


Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village — 605.996.5473
www.mitchellindianvillage.org