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Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site

564 County Road 37, Stanton, ND, ND 58571
+1 701-745-3300
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Quick stop for a FREE history lesson

We started by watching the video on the visitors center. This took about 15 minutes and gave a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago

There is really no need to write a review. If you are even considering a visit here, simply read... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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564 County Road 37, Stanton, ND, ND 58571
+1 701-745-3300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We started by watching the video on the visitors center. This took about 15 minutes and gave a good foundation for what we would see outside. Took another 15 minutes to walk outside to see the lodge and other village artifacts. I think there were...More

Thank 901MichelleC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is really no need to write a review. If you are even considering a visit here, simply read the review titles. That should be all you need to know to make that decision. As usual the rangers are very knowledgeable and want to share...More

Thank travelertoo2
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This place is great! The guides were REALLY knowledgeable and best of all it was free. Part of the local history you just cannot miss.

Thank Jared M
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Outstanding park exhibit. Earthlodge reconstruction we could walk into and see how the Hidasta lived. The 15 minute film was very informative and narrated by an old woman who was the last Hidasta alive who lived by the traditional ways.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice museum and an interesting video about an Hidatsa woman's life. Then, with a ranger, toured the earthen lodge and gardens. Also took a nice hike to the second village area, which shows circles in the earth where many earthen lodges were located.

Thank PasCaLady
Reviewed 15 September 2016

There was no signage at the entrance to the exhibit on the highway by the center. No cost. On the small side. Did have mound lodges to go into. Nice fur exhibits.

Thank janelle h
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

There is a great video that dramatizes the life of a 19th century Hidatsa woman, based on her own words as recorded by an interviewer when she was old. Together with a reconstructed earth lodge, it really makes the archeological sites come alive. The walk...More

2  Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 21 August 2016

the visit to the Knife River Indian Site was an excellent chance to experience a mound house and understand the Hidatsa as they were 200 years ago before they were swept away by the white mans disease and expansion it is stunning to think that...More

Thank rhco
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We originally went to Knife River to see the re-created earth lodges - which were awesome - but we learned so much more. I don't always recommend the movies at National Park visitor centers, but I would not miss this one. The story of Buffalo...More

Thank Perthenia
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A bit out of the way but worth a stop if you are in the area. Ranger was very knowledgeable. We learned more about tribal history, trading patterns and daily life than at other sites. Easy one mile walk to get an idea of the...More

1  Thank Cornelia Z
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