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North Dakota Heritage Center

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Address: 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0830
Phone Number: 701-328-2666
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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NORTH DAKOTA Heritage Center

I was employed at the Heritage center, and also worked there as a volunteer for many years I had the opportunity to go on several dinosaur digs, and many of the historical trips... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was employed at the Heritage center, and also worked there as a volunteer for many years I had the opportunity to go on several dinosaur digs, and many of the historical trips offered to the employees and volunteers. The building just went through a several million dollar renovation, and I will say is a jewel in North Dakota's crown.... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My family lives here in town, and we have been there multiple times. Every time we stop, I find something I missed. There is so much to see, especially with the new galleries. I truly love this place. The history just flows out of it. The displays are amazing! The only negative thing I could even think to say would... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Newly expanded, beautifully done. Worth a days visit. A wonderful and full history of North Dakota from the dinosaur time to Indian time to the oil patch. Bring the kids they will love it. Special events for them. Best of all it is FREE.

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Fargo, ND
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The ND Heritage Center, which is effectively the state museum, recently completed a renovation and significant expansion. If you saw it before the expansion, you will not recognize it now. Considerably larger, with four different exhibition halls, it is most definitely worth a stop by anyone visiting or passing through Bismarck. The people behind the expansion should feel very proud... More 

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North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The old Heritage Center was good for history fans. The new ly expanded heritage center is much larger and more interactive. It has something for everyone including those who nare not too interested in history.

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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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