Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, North Dakota

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  • This NHS is in a quiet setting along the river. Very informative regarding native american village life.  more »
  • We got there 45 minutes before closing. It was definitely not enough time to read and see it all. It can be done but I wish we had more time because it was a very interesting look into the past.  more »
  • The lodge alone makes this National Park site worth a visit. I arrived just as they opened, and no one was there but me. Nice to have such a park all to myself! Rangers were very nice, and very inform...  more »
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  • Very educational experience. Enjoyed the replica of the Indian home. Wish I had time to hike the trail. Would stop again.
  • Very interesting with knowledgeable staff. Nice exhibit inside and the recreation of the Mandan house outside was great, nice and cool even on a 90 deg F day. The trail out to the old village locations was very interesting too.
  • I had a great day at Knife River Hidatsa Villages NHS. Our northern plains view of the Eclipse was great & it was so good to visit friends I haven't seen in a while.
  • Awesome to see the preserved culture. How else will the children of our children learn our culture.
  • 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.

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