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SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

2301 W River Rd, Dayton, OH 45417-6815
+1 937-268-8199
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Not alot to see

Sunwatch is an authentic site, but it is small. I would plan maybe an hour to an hour and a half... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dayton, Ohio
Declining in care

Very sad to see such an important archaeological site not kept up. Huts falling down signage faded... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Orleans, Indiana
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2301 W River Rd, Dayton, OH 45417-6815
+1 937-268-8199
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunwatch is an authentic site, but it is small. I would plan maybe an hour to an hour and a half. There is a small indoor museum with information. Some of the outdoor trails are covered in mulch, making it difficult on wheelchairs.

Thank ambermichelles
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Very sad to see such an important archaeological site not kept up. Huts falling down signage faded and some very hard to read. Locals need to restore this village to it's former grandeur.

Thank BarbaraLynnS
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The historical significace of this sacred site is immeasurable. As a first time visitor we were impressed with the modest reception/exhibit area. A 12 minute video was conducive to introducing us to what was to be seen outside. The village as been extensively excavated revealing...More

Thank SteveMartin2014
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I visited SunWatch Indian Village with a group from an Assisted Living center. We watched a brief movie that explained how the area was settled. We then walked through the indoor museum with about a dozen displays. That was followed by a walking tour of...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a very popular location for school field trips. There are some reconstructed Indian structures based on actual post holes. You get a good idea of life here several hundred years ago.

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We visited Dayton for the express purpose of seeing the Air Force Museum. We decided to lift our heads above the water and see if Dayton had anything else of interest. My son spied the Indian Museum and thought it would be a nice distraction....More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Three of us went yesterday to the Sunwatch. It was a very interesting place to visit. The exhibits are small the knowledge about the exhibits is amazing. The rebuilt huts and the outdoor area was so exciting to walk around. I enjoyed it very much.I...More

Thank 2017D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is the site of an ancient American Indian village. Located by a waste treatment plant and hidden away one suddenly comes upon this remarkable building. You will see a film explaining the site and how it was discovered. There is a museum to learn...More

Thank MTravi
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This archeological site does an excellent job of bringing the Fort Ancient culture to life, between the reconstructed village buildings and the indoor exhibit of artifacts excavated at the site. The signage and interpretation are clear and engaging.

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This site is small but its honestly really interesting they have a small video, a small museum and then the site itself. Its by the Miami River. Its a little hard to find if you follow MapQuest directions. I kept thinking maybe I had missed...More

Thank tinkerbsb
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Kathy T
28 May 2017|
Response from Wanderlust777 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. I would definitely call ahead before bringing a dog.
20 September 2016|
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Response from Joy W | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is huge-plenty of room to park an RV.
19 July 2016|
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Response from Joy W | Reviewed this property |
Be sure to visit Carillon Park and Museum and maybe the Air Force Museum.