Augmented Reality Trail

See the Guard Site as it was 1000 years ago with the magic of Augmented Reality! With the help of an iPad, you can step foot in the River of Time and literally see the village around you. Rivers are constantly flowing. When you step into a river, you are connected to all the river shores, twists, and bends at once. When you step into our River of Time, you are connected to the past, present, and future of the Guard archaeological site. Explore three different trails winding through a 1000-year-old village and imagine the houses, people, and stories that surround you. Learn about what came before the village, and what happened after. Discover the natural environment that has persisted throughout. Enjoy birdwatching, native prairie plants, an ancient cultivates garden, and the numerous species of animals that take refuge along the trails. Visitors to the AR tour will have the chance to set foot in ancient homes, watch the village smoke billow into the sky, and see what made a town a thousand years ago. 



Suggested Donation $10


Wednesdays & Saturdays
10am, 11am & 1pm & 2pm

Meeting Location:

ARI Base Camp
424 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg IN 47025

Age Requirement:


Activity Level:

Active (kneeling, standing for long periods of time, etc.)


1 hour


The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.  

ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.  

ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing.  In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.  

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