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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
+1 701-328-2666
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Loved the visit to this great collection of science, and history

Enjoyed the large collection of interesting displays, sculptures, and information. Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
North Dakota Treasure

This is a beautiful facility that has many interesting exhibits about the history of North Dakota... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cando, North Dakota
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
+1 701-328-2666

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed the large collection of interesting displays, sculptures, and information. Wonderful exhibit! I was very impressed with the various turns, and corners that surprise you with another cool topic.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful facility that has many interesting exhibits about the history of North Dakota. The part that amazes me is there is no cost to tour this facility. They recently did a beautiful remodel and I recommend that you take time to stop...More

Thank tcsenger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is wonderfully laid out on one floor. I love the entry with plenty of glass giving you a nice view. The museum in many ways is setup for children with several different sections. The newest one was about the hubble space telescope again...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't expecting much to do in North Dakota, but after visiting the visitor center and meeting very friendly and helpful staff women giving us good information. We were surprised how much there was. We went to old town, Medora, with shops and restaurants. They also...More

Thank Lenoretraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum has something for everyone. Not only does it elaborate the history of North Dakota but also gives a glimpse into the lives of Americans in the days of black and white photography, in the days when civilizations...More

Thank Soumyajit_DM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum acquainted us with ND History & Buffalo. Family oriented. Clean areas, well irganized, with a variety of differential items, for kids, or adults, the views to the outside were enjoyable too. Prices were very fair.

Thank Kay6677
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very immense in size and cultural information. We were sorry there wasn't more time on our adventures st spend more time there. Highly recommend planning to spend majority of day for visiting.

Thank don102012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop when arriving in Bismarck and was the perfect place to start. The museum is free (I would have paid admission)! There is something for all. Great overview of the history of ND. There are several different exhibition halls. We went...More

Thank Karin Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How cool is the dinosaur exhibit! Amazing 65 million year old bones! The exhibit of the Native American culture of North Dakota also is interesting

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting such a large wonderful museum, divided into large well laid out rooms with areas for pioneers, early people, early and current animals, geological information, prehistoric animals, reptiles and fish. Lots of study spaces if you're a student. We. Planned on spending and...More

Thank Candace C
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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.
9 February 2016|
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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!