Guided Archaeological Site Trail

This educational trail is about 30 minutes long and led by an ARI archaeological interpreter. This trail gives visitors a chance to experience an active archaeological site and see archaeologists and volunteers in action! Visitors will learn more about the Native cultures that came before us, find out why ARI has chosen to preserve this site, and learn what our research questions are for this excavation season. Your guide will answer any questions you may have along the way and tailor your experience to your unique interests and questions about the past. Visitors may even have the opportunity to see important archaeological artifacts unearthed.

How to Prepare:

Visitors are encouraged to wear hiking clothes and boots.  

Guided Site Tour


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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