• Aerial photograph of Big Hidatsa National Historic Landmark, located within Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

    Knife River Indian Villages

    National Historic Site North Dakota

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Fly into Bismarck or Minot, ND. Hazen, ND (15 miles from site) has an airport for small planes.


One-half mile north of Stanton, ND on County Road 37. One hour northwest of Bismarck, ND and one and a half hours southwest of Minot, ND.

Public Transportation

Charter and tour bus parking available at Visitor Center parking lot.

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Did You Know?

Big Hidatsa

There were 3000 people living at the Knife River villages in 1804? That’s more people than were living in St. Louis, Missouri at the same time!