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North Dakota Heritage Center

Address: 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0830
Phone Number: 701-328-2666
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Bismarck
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My sister and her kids and I went to this while my brother was sitting in at the meetings at the capitol and it was undeniably wonderful! From the front desk attendants to the displays, to everything, it was incredible. The kids loved it. My sister and I loved it! Highly recommend to everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A free museum in most places is rare. A free museum of this quality is astounding. Maybe it's the oil money, but this is one of the best free museums I've been to in the whole USA. Very well done.

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North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We are so blessed to have this, its a great place for all ages, so much to see and read and one day is not enough, so much history and fun things for kids..

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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61 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is actually super cool for adults or grandparents and young kids/early teenagers. It really does have some fun stuff for all ages and they are expanding and making it nicer even!

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Omaha
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This recently completed state history museum is a large modern building with a series of themed exhibit rooms that include natural history, Native American history, Euro-American settlement and 20th century development. I stopped only for a brief time and will return next time I'm in Bismarck. Admission is free with donations accepted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Five stars, two enthusiastic thumbs up, a standing ovation. Way to go Bismarck!! Seriously - the newly remodeled Heritage Center is fantastic. It's spacious, modern, interactive, educational and engaging. We were there for several hours and could have stayed for several more! I'm a Bismarck native and have been to the Heritage Center many times in my life - it... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a wonderful museum with a huge new addition. Follows a lot of the history of North Dakota. There are now dinosaur displays. If you are in town and have time I would recommend going, and it is located on the grounds of the capital.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Took many field trips to the Heritage Center as a youngster. Have also visited since with family and then my husband. This was our first visit to the NEW Heritage Center though, and we sure enjoyed it. I was so happy that the "Smell a Bison" exhibit made the move. Sad that the honking geese and the egg exhibit did... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Being a lifelong ND resident with many visits to this museum, I have to say that the new addition and total revision will shock anyone who hasn't been there in the last year or so. This is a first rate museum that can exceed most people,s expectations, I believe.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a FREE attraction. There are 4 galleries, some very well done others still need some improvement. Your kids will enjoy it - for about an hour at a time. But you can go back and they will see new things. Your parents/grandparents will likely enjoy it all day.

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