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Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
For nearly 75 years the Dakota Discovery Museum has been welcoming cultures from all over the world to a place of imagination. Our inviting environment features numerous historic artifacts from a time when the way of life came from the land itself. Located on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University, the Dakota Discovery Museum provides entertaining and educational benefits to everyone who walks through the door.

Children of all ages can experience life on the prairies with area and cultural activities. Whether you visit as part of a family vacation or as a school field trip, we can make your experience at Dakota Discovery a memorable one.

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  • Really good quality exhibits with ample explanations, worth the stop in Mitchell. It made a visit to Mitchell educational about area history.  more »
  • Located at Dakota Wesleyan Univ, this museum has Native American artifacts from about the 1880s. There is a second floor gallery with amazing art work. And a section devoted to the tragic Hiawatha.....  more »
  • I enjoyed myself. Intriguing exhibits and beautiful art. However, my 7-year-old was bored to death. Not one for the kids.
  • Price worth overall visit. Heavy rains left our tour short as too muddy to visit the outside buildings.

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