Knife River Indian Villages and Mercer County Museum


Hazen is surrounded by attractions that might catch your eye!  Visit the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site and learn about the Hidasta, Mandan and Arikara tribes and their way of life. The KRIV NHS preserves and interprets and area rich with history and culture. Take a drive to the Garrison Dam which is 2 1/2 miles wide and 210 feet tall.  The Garrison Dam is the 5th largest earthen dam in the world! The reservoir behind the dam is named Lake Sakakawea, and stretches across 178 miles.  This dam was built for flood control, hydroelectric power, and irrigation.  Interested in the history of Mercer County?  Travel 8 miles west to our neighbor city, Beulah, and view the displays that take you through early settlement days located at the Mercer County Musuem, where history lives!