Chief Lookings Village, Bismarck

The Chief Looking's Village site is a historic archeological site on the east side of Pioneer Park in Bismarck, North Dakota that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It has also been known as Ward Earth Lodge Village. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.It is a Mandan village site that, as of its NRHP listing, had never been severely vandalized or disrupted by archeological excavations, so it remained valuable for the information potential that it held.Further readingWood, W. Raymond. "Notes on a Burned Earth Lodge at the Ward Site, North Dakota". Plains Anthropologist 8 (1957): 41-42.
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  • Do note, during winter months you must walk into this area as the gate is closed. If you are looking at capturing a beautiful sunset photo, this is the place to go. The way the river is oriented.....  more »
  • Great little place to take the kids for a fun walk or to just show them the view. Great view of the river and surrounding areas.  more »
  • It's a small historical site park. It's not super impressive as most of the historical evidence is next to nonexistent, but offers some great vistas, access to fun trails (walking and biking) and is a great place to enjoy a sunset.
  • The beauty here is unrivaled. This little gem of a park is tucked into a lovely residential area with spectacular views. Don't miss it if you're in the area!
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