Group & Field Trips

An Experience to Match Your Group

From in-depth discussions to hands-on learning, we offer an experience for everyone. Let one of our professional cultural interpreters guide your group through the exhibit as they provide insight into the meaning behind the displays and artifacts. We’ve welcomed countless groups including Bloomington Public Schools, Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe, Minnesota Historical Society, University of St. Thomas, National Park Service, and more. We are committed to giving you the best experience possible. Complete the request form below to schedule your visit!

"Great tours provided by a very friendly staff!"

- Michael D.

"Eye-Opening history of Native Americans. A peaceful setting in which to receive the truth of the past and values to hold onto for the future."

- Nancy D.

"I really enjoyed my visit here. An enjoyable hour learning the history of the Dakota tribe."

- Amy R.

"It was a wonderful exhibit. It was nice to give my son some idea of the local history and understanding of how Native Americans actually lived."

- Rachel T.

School Field Trips

Get your students out of the classroom and bring history to life! Sit within a traditional Dakota tipi, touch the hides of animals traditionally hunted by the Dakota people, hear the words of the Dakota language, and more. Our immersive and interactive exhibit gives students a better understanding of Mdewakanton lifeways that can’t be experienced through books. Complete the request form below to schedule your visit!


Hocokata TI Tipi View

2300 Tiwahe Circle, Shakopee, MN 55372
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 9am-4:30 pm

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