Hoċokata Ti’s public exhibit, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, will be closed for renovation and maintenance starting December 1, 2021, with a re-opening date in early February.

The gift shop will remain open during this time.


Dakota History

Hoċokata Ti’s (pronounced 'ho-cho-ka-ta tee' ) 3,805-square-foot public exhibit, Mdewakanton: Dwellers of the Spirit Lake, provides visitors with a cultural experience that enhances their knowledge and understanding of the Mdewakanton (pronounced 'med-ah-wah-kah-ton' ) Dakota people and their history.

Group and Field Trips

Our cultural interpreters will guide you through the exhibit to enrich your understanding of Mdewakanton Dakota culture, history, and people. Perfect for school field trips, senior groups, and professional organizations, your visit can be customized to include additional activities such as Dakota language lessons or Dakota-inspired craft-making.

Stop by our Gift Shop

Guests are invited to visit the gift shop to discover Native-made art, jewelry, books, music, craft supplies, and more!

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Minnesota State Fair exhibit now on display in Shakopee

Prior Lake, Minn. —The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today that the tribe’s new Minnesota State Fair exhibit is now on display at its cultural center, Hoċokata Ti, in Shakopee through Nov. 13.

“This was the best, Dakota museum I have ever been to!…I would recommend this place to everyone. I loved it here! I will be back!”

Danielle F.

Hocokata TI Tipi View

2300 Tiwahe Circle Shakopee, MN 55372
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm

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