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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
+1 701-328-2666
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Best dinosaur exhibit

The museum represents North Dakota history archaeology and culture, with special exhibits... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
Jane C
Great Way To Learn About North Dakota in a Day!

I was in Bismarck on a brief business trip and had a few hours to take in the city, so chose to... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
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North Dakota's largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing the state's rich history from its earliest geologic formation 600 million years ago to today. Experience North Dakota's heritage throughout the museum spaces. From a life-size T. rex skeleton cast to a 1950s soda shop to rare beadwork, the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum offers interesting opportunities for you to connect North Dakota history with your life.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
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+1 701-328-2666
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The museum represents North Dakota history archaeology and culture, with special exhibits throughout. The dinosaurs were world class for real

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I was in Bismarck on a brief business trip and had a few hours to take in the city, so chose to visit the Heritage Center. This is a lovely museum, with multiple exhibition halls sharing every stage of the state's history, from prehistoric times...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

this is a great place to take my grandkids, they enjoyed the interactive exhibits I would definitely take them again

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Free admission. Wonderful building. Excellent content. Great way to spend part of a day or whole day

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a way to fill some time while in Bismarck for a tournament. The Heritage Center was perfect. We have two boys, age 7 and 13 - neither of whom were thrilled with the idea of going to a “museum.” However, they...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Gift shop has unique and one of a kind gifts and souvineers. I bought many of my Christmas gifts in the gift shop. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The layout of the exhibits were incredible and I would go again!

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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

I have not been to the heritage center for about 12 years, as I live out of state. I lived it before the expansion, but this is now truly impressive. The exhibits are so informative and colorful. I just wish there were a simplified way...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

New in 2015. Great displays of North Dakota history. Was a $50+ million facility when opened. From prehistoric to more recent history such as the christening of the USS North Dakota. Located on the Capitol grounds.

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Even if you live here it is still a great place to take the kids anytime. There is lots to see and sometimes you can catch a special exibit.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

My family and I visited the Heritage Center shortly after moving to North Dakota. We were all totally captivated by this place! I enjoyed it as much as my 6yr old! When we saw that it was free, we were worried that it would be...More

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September 6, 2016|
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There are motorized wheelchairs available at the East Entrance of the building. Go to the information desk and they will help.
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Admission is free but you can make a donation . Your son will really enjoy it!
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