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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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SunWatch Indian Village - very interesting prehistoric tour

I visited SunWatch Indian Village with a group from an Assisted Living center. We watched a brief... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat C
Wow, this is in Dayton!

This is a very popular location for school field trips. There are some reconstructed Indian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger J
Dayton, Ohio
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2301 W River Rd, Dayton, OH 45417-6815
+1 937-268-8199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Besides the museum, there is a reproduction of the Indian village that was rebuilt over the original site, that you can go through.

Thank dalea324
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Even though I was born in Dayton, this particular historical spot escaped me. My husband is a history aficionado, so we ventured there in the Fall and truly enjoyed the history and interactive displays.

Thank melinda a
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It just takes you back to the harsh life they had. But they had to all depend on each other. The homes had to be filled with smoke. There was no privacy. Makes you enjoy how easy you have it. They also have a small...More

Thank whallojk
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Kathy T
Is this dog-friendly?
28 May 2017|
Response from Wanderlust777 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. I would definitely call ahead before bringing a dog.
Do they have bus/RV parking?
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.
Hi, planning to re-visit Dayton,how long should we plan to spend at Sun watch? Thanks
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.