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Camp Hancock State Historic Site

612 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 328-2666
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Ranked #14 of 15 attractions in Bismarck
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The most fascinating aspect of this site is the outside map showing all of the buildings that no longer sit on the site. The site could certainly benefit from additional effort to explain these buildings and their purposes, perhaps through a short trail across the grounds with explanatory placards. The remaining buildings are interesting, particularly the church, but that does... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Enjoyed the do-it-yourself, free tour reading the placards. History abounded in the early settlement of Bismarck: the Northern Pacific Locomotive #2164, the Weather Station and the first non-Catholic church. A free museum inside the weather station.

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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

If you like History, and get a feel of stepping back in time, take a moment to drive out to the south of mandan and learn and walk in the footsteps of the mandan indians as well as custers forts....good deal

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USA
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204 reviews 204 reviews
134 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Pros: Interesting history of the first settlement in the Bismarck area, with plenty of weather history as the site was used by the National Weather Service for around 45 years. Cons: Small, musty, and not run by anyone. Just walk in and read the signs. Only takes about 15-20 minutes to go through.

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Bismarck, nd
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I was a nice visit to the begining of Bismarck with the church and a little museum. I was free to visit and there was a guide when we were there.

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