Great Miami Archaeology Tour

What’s in your backyard? Travel with us to discover the history and archaeology of the Lawrenceburg area. Visit local archaeological sites with an ARI Interpreter, gain a detailed understanding of the many stories that make up the past of the area around Lawrenceburg, and get a personalized experience based on your knowledge, interests, and questions. Visitors are encouraged to wear hiking clothes and boots. 

Local Tours




Wednesday & Saturday 10 & 11 am 1 & 2 pm

Meeting Location:

Meet at the Archaeological Research Institute Learning Center. Visitors will be driven to tour locations by an ARI Interpreter and returned to the Learning Center at the end of the tour.

Age Requirement:


Activity Level:

Moderate – standing and walking on moderate hiking trails


3-4 hours long


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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