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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

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Address: 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone Number:
+1 701-328-2666
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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North Dakota's largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing...

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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So fun!

This was my first time going to the heritage center since it's been redone. It is absolutely beautiful inside. There was someone who greeted us right when we walked in. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jenny Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time going to the heritage center since it's been redone. It is absolutely beautiful inside. There was someone who greeted us right when we walked in. The electronic kiosks are super great and were very helpful. The exhibits were phenomenal and so fun to learn about.

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Thank Jenny Z
Bismarck, North Dakota
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has great displays of North Dakota's cultural and natural history. Best of all, the museum is free.

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Thank Norm B
Bovey, Minnesota
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many great rooms to see, need to spend at least 1-1 1/2 hours to even scratch the surface. Have roaming guide (historian) explaining the different displays.

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Thank 815duaneh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful building in a lovely setting. The displays are well done and very interesting, with a little something for everyone. Dakota the dinosaur gives you a whole new view of what dinosaurs might have been like.

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Thank Kathleen W
Mandan, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my grandchildren here after they remodeled this past year. They have everything from prehistoric mammals to the old-time Western culture. Very well worth the visit.

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Thank Sherry L
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with this facility and how well it is done. I was blown away by the size and scope of what they have done in a city the size of Bismarck. A great building in a great location and the galleries were as well done as any I have seen. I learned a lot about the Dakotas,... More 

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Thank Richard B
Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to go and spend the day many things to see and do lots of artifacts and dinosauers you will need more than a day to spend at the heritage center

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Thank gfgerh1938
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent learning exhibit. Plan on at least 1 hour to view the entire exhibit. Kids of all ages will enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice exhibition of the state. Airport had fossils in lobby nice. Definitely worth a stop if going by...

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Thank Richard H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great activity for a rainy or snowy day or any day. My kids love the dinosaur exhibit best, and the treehouse play center! The cafe is awesome too!

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