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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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Walked from the State Capitol and oh, what a place! This is the best "museum" I've been to. From... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoAnne2013
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Preeceville, sk
Nice place

Quiet and educational sorounding by times. Good for kids and every peopple. Perfect for walk and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan F
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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 1 week ago

Walked from the State Capitol and oh, what a place! This is the best "museum" I've been to. From the mummified dinosaur to the replica of an oil drilling site to the bomb shelter and on and on..... so much to see and do. Something...More

Thank JoAnne2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet and educational sorounding by times. Good for kids and every peopple. Perfect for walk and have fun a the same time.

Thank Jonathan F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were many sites to see. The person at the front desk gave us a map and a run down of items. She did fail to mention there was a downstairs area housing items from the USS North Dakota.

Thank aahamfam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of museums and this is a good one to visit. It describes the life and times of North Dakota Dinosaur to American Indians to modern farming. Very nice and comfortable building to visit. Price is right Free.

Thank Jeff D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must go see!! We just had such an interesting time and everything was so awesome to look at. Very kid friendly also. The gift shop was a must stop!!

Thank jessjanegabriel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some have called it "The Smithsonian of the Prairie" and it's true. It's first class. A tremendous look at North Dakota's past all the way back to the days of the dinosaurs.

Thank R B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful museum with great dinosaur skeletons and much more. It is free so you can’t beat the price and the staff are very friendly.

Thank Merry-Traveler7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to see. Unless you have several hours, you must choose what you will explore. Excellent displays of many subjects. Kid friendly. No admission fee.

Thank smithre1972
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of the history of North Dakota right here. From the early days to the rise of the Bakken. Besides having a gift shop!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice facility, fairly new and some interesting exhibits, but so much seemed recycled from other western states without detailing much of the various peoples (Native Americans and immigrants) who have lived there. Glad I went, but doubt I will make another trip.

Thank Delia B
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carolmatulka
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Sojournerslow
6 September 2016|
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Response from Kathryn D | Reviewed this property |
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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Sabrina425
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Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free but you can make a donation . Your son will really enjoy it!
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