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Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, North Dakota
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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. 
  • 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 re...  more »
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  • Great center and visuals. A bit of a walk, 1/4 to 1/2 mile depending on what village site you walk to. Bone and flint nappings visible in the ground (please dont take them. Its illegal and selfish). Another must stop for lewis and clark. (Where they met sacagewea)
  • The indoor display has kid-friendly "PLEASE TOUCH" signs all over. The place is very well-kept, and the staff are friendly. The earth lodge is a unique experience - you can go inside and look at the staged living area and see the structure of the lodge. It appears to have been constructed the old fashioned way - right down to the sticks making up the roof over your head. A real must-see! The trail to the river is well-maintained and there are sturdy rest benches every few hundred yards. The actual view on the trail calls for a little more imagination to enjoy it, and (in my opinion) wasn't quite worth the walk on a hot day. On the whole, I would recommend stopping here if you're in the area. Plan for 1.5 - 2 hours for indoor learning, going in the lodge, and walking the trail.
  • My daughter and I spent a few hours here learning about the Northern Plains Indians. The exhibits in the visitor center are very well done, and the trails are well maintained. The volunteers were very helpful, assisting my daughter with getting started with her Junior Ranger book. This was a very worthwhile diversion on our trip across North Dakota.