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Three Affiliated Tribes Museum

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Address: 404 Frontage Rd, New Town, ND 58763-9404
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+1 701-627-4781

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Not a bad attraction

Big A frame building, in front of the Casino. No visible signs. Cool Native American heritage artifacts in there, very educational.

Reviewed 26 February 2016
Floyd F
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Sign on door says "open Monday - Friday 10 - 4" (no weekend hours listed). We drove an extra 50 miles to visit, arriving about 11:30 on a Monday morning. Closed. Directly adjacent to Casino and Lodge, but no one there knew anything about it. They say it is a separate identity. From other reviews, this museum is totally hit... More 

1 Thank Becky B
New Town, North Dakota
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

I love and enjoy learning about our history! The information and art work done by the Three affiliated tribes is most amazing! If you are looking for a educational place for your self or for the family I would suggest his museum. Also, I am an enrolled member of these three tribes and most proud to be. Loving all people!

Thank StarlaDeane
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Big A frame building, in front of the Casino. No visible signs. Cool Native American heritage artifacts in there, very educational.

1 Thank Floyd F
Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We went out of our way to visit the museum and timed it so we would arrive after 1:00 on Sunday, which is when the website says they open on Sundays, but we got there and the doors were locked. I did get a picture of the Lewis and Clark marker, but I also noticed that the outdoor artwork/sculptures were... More 

Thank mclpcb
New Town, North Dakota
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

The Three Affiliated Tribes Museum next door to the Four Bears casino is a great attraction to visit while in the area. The collection documents the unique story of the Mandan, Hidasta, and Arikara people, as well as the natural history of the region. Well worth an hour or so of your time.

Thank Bruce R
Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

I visited this museum on a Tuesday morning. An old Hidatsa woman greeted me cheerfully and was very helpful. The collection was extremely rich and much of it was half a century or more old. If you want learn about Arikara, Mandan, or Hidatsa culture, this is the place to go. Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, across Four Bears Bridge near... More 

1 Thank John T
Emery, SD
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We visited on a Saturday. You'd think they'd be open on a Saturday. The North Dakota tourist magazine said they were open daily. They were closed and it appeared they have been closed for some time. Weeds galore, trash all around and an ancient RV in the parking lot with signs stating "No Overnight Parking". If you are coming her... More 

1 Thank Bob1263
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

While the collections are not large, they give a good idea of the life of the people. The most valuable resource is the staff. If you get the Native American staff members talking they are actually a living museum and you will be richly rewarded.

7 Thank William H

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