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This Historic Site has a beautiful visitor center with displays and an interesting video. Outside... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Defiantly worth a visit

If you’re in the Stanton ND vicinity, the Knife River NPS site is a must see. Wonderfully kept... read more

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564 County Road 37, Stanton, ND, ND 58571
+1 701-745-3300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Historic Site has a beautiful visitor center with displays and an interesting video. Outside the building is an earth lodge with furnishings inside and a garden outside. There is a trail that allows you to see the location of three villages. It is easy...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in the Stanton ND vicinity, the Knife River NPS site is a must see. Wonderfully kept grounds and very educative material. There’s also some great, long hiking trails throughout the site.

Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is one of those historic sites that you have to be looking for or indicates that you are somewhat lost. This site has a reconstructed earth lodge that is very interesting. I was able to visit it, yet didn't visit the rest of the...More

Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The Indian villages are long gone, but you can still see the circular depressions where their earth lodges stood. There also is a reconstruction of a traditional lodge and garden. In the visitor center you can watch a film and see artifacts.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This national park property likes the wow factor but is well worth a visit anyway, Here a tribe lived in earthen huts with one nicely recreated. Pull back the buffalo hide hanging over the entrance and step inside- actually quite cozy View the movie and...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The interpretive center is small and but nice. The up close look at life in a Hidatsa home was very interesting. The rangers were great!

Thank fargonative
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The site is a bit out of the way but definitely worth the trip. Staff very accommodating. Interesting and educational site for the tribes that lived here. There is a nice hands on area for kids - especially nice to be able to touch and...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This National Historical Park does not have a huge "wow" factor so prepare yourself (or children) for an interesting visit to an earthlodge (very well done) and a pleasant walk along the river. As always, the national park interpretive rangers are excellent. However, the locations...More

Thank Macbe
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Visited a couple weeks ago from Bismarck. Nice little visitor center with a small display of artifacts and information about the villages. Went out hiking on the trails. The trails were well-groomed.

Thank Norm B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This NHS is in a quiet setting along the river. Very informative regarding native american village life.

Thank gawildcats
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