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This Amazing 13th Century Village Is Just An Hour Away From Columbus

A little over an hour away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Columbus, you’ll find this amazing, 13th century American Indian village and Archaeological Park.

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SunWatch Indian Village is nestled along the Great Miami River in Dayton.

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Achaeological excavations in the 1970s and 80s lead to the discovery of this Fort Ancient period settlement. The village has now been partially reconstructed and acts as a unique learning experience for visitors.

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You will start your visit to the village with an introductory film in the indoor theatre, followed by viewing artifacts and learning the history of the village.

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Guests can gain a new appreciation for the 800-year-old lifestyle while walking through reconstructed buildings that have been placed in their exact, ancient locations.

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The park is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for children (6-16) and Seniors (60+). Kiddos 5 and under are free.

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The park hosts many special events throughout the year, including Day Camps, solstice sleepovers, archaeological fieldwork classes, and more.

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For more information, please visit their website here.

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