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Dakota Discovery Museum
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Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Mitchell
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Dakota Discovery Museum tells the story of people who came to the Middle Border region, the region surrounding the Missouri River, and established themselves and their families. This is the place where East and West met, where Settler and Tribal members interacted, sometimes with positive outcomes, but often with negative results. Dakota Discovery Museum works to illuminate and educate so that the human story is told.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

Lots going on here. Children's activities. Beautiful displays. We really enjoyed the native american art.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank turtleislandventures
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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240 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“OK, but not the greatest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

This was OK, but I think we are mid-west museumed out. There was a fiber arts display which was very interesting.

Visited August 2012
Thank Sonia719
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South Dakota
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191 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Good Way to Spend an hour or two.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Nice small museum with things to do for kids. Outside buildings show the efforts of lots of volunteers hours. They have done an excellent job of restoration.

Visited May 2012
3 Thank MomMobile5
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127 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A classy musuem on the Prairie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2005

We discovered the SD artist Oscar Howe during a visit to Mitchell, SD. We fell in love with his dynamic and spiritual images of Native American subjects. This musuem features a number of his works, as well as other permanent displays. Among these are works of Charles Hargens, Jr. who painted classic western images (similar to the Wyeth Pirate painting genre). Also on site are a variety of historic prairie buildings, an old SD one-room school house, a small prairie church and a mansion of the day one can tour (price incuded with museum admission). -----

4 Thank Fricky1
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