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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Our vacation travelling around North Dakota was underwhelming until we hit this place. We have been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Good Museum

Museum is worth a visit and it's free. One of the best attraction is dinosaur artifacts. Has very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
+1 701-328-2666
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All reviews north dakota gift shop native americans natural history something for everyone all ages play area front desk dinosaur skeletons interesting displays indian artifacts couple of hours great history state museum great place to visit free admission on display
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our vacation travelling around North Dakota was underwhelming until we hit this place. We have been to a lot of places like this one and I have to say this was without doubt the most well done. There was a wide variety of very thorough...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Museum is worth a visit and it's free. One of the best attraction is dinosaur artifacts. Has very good information on native american culture.

Thank BKTX
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for all ages. We visited and took our time to take in all the exhibits. It was great. Very interesting with lots of visual aids.

Thank 471gretab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this event! Both my husband & I thoroughly enjoyed painting & hearing from an expert how to begin! Thank you!

Thank sher I
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum does a terrific job of telling North Dakota's story. Galleries spotlight everything from dinosaurs to Native Americans. Currently on display is a special exhibit on the horse. Good news for those traveling with children - the museum is kids friendly. (My airport shuttle...More

Thank Wendybeth16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured and saw some great history for the state. A must stop when in the area. This is great for you or your family to check out.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place with very nice people! Great history lesson on Indian heritage, surrounded by lovely grounds

Thank dgmac2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-visit site while in Bismarck. The front desk member of staff was very welcoming, advising about the various exhibits. Plenty to see from around the state. It was free to visit. An excellent attraction next to the state capitol. I would definitely...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great museum. It was very interesting and love how the exhibits are being presented. Historical items and events were well done and they made everything amazing. We were so glad we spent the time there. The cultural heritage was done with excellence!!

Thank virginias729
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our company has utilized this beautiful space for several annual holiday parties. The architecture is stunning in the evening and at night. Staff will work with you to determine a custom configuration for your group or event. Highly recommended for a polished and memorable occasion.

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Carl J
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Response from clarify80 | Reviewed this property |
You could spend anywhere from 1 hour to 3 or 4. There's a lot to see and you can enjoy snacks/eats with your family too (they have things available).
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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.