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Address: 200 E. Museum Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone Number: +1 701-225-3466
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Description: The Dakota Dinosaur Museum, open May 1 - Labor Day, houses 11 full-scale...
The Dakota Dinosaur Museum, open May 1 - Labor Day, houses 11 full-scale dinosaurs representing the full time-continuum of dinosaurs with real skeletons excavated from the area, skeletal casts of dinosaurs found in other parts of the country, and a variety of dinosaur sculptures depicting what dinosaurs might have looked like millions of years ago. The museum also has an impressive rock and mineral collection. Other exhibits include mammals, invertebrate fossils and sea life. A Dino Gift Shop is on site.
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Small, but nice

We stopped by there on our way to the hotel. There were five of us ages 5-adult. This is a really small museum, but presented nicely. Lots of interesting fossils and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped by there on our way to the hotel. There were five of us ages 5-adult. This is a really small museum, but presented nicely. Lots of interesting fossils and minerals/gems. There is plenty of information on each item without being overwhelming. Most of the fossils are real, but a few are clearly marked as cast or statue. We... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went to the Dinosaur Museum after checking out of our hotel. Lots of information to absorb. Would recommend taking the kids to this museum.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very interesting collection of minerals and fossils. I enjoyed it more than the kids though (7&9). Doesn't take any more than 30-45 minutes for a visit. Website says they are open until 8 pm every day, but actually only until 5 pm.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Take the time to stop and visit this museum. We stopped ostensibly for our ten year old granddaughter's benefit, but my husband and I enjoyed it as much as she did. The curator took time to speak with us and explain the different exhibits.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a find to see actual photos of the excavation of the dinosaur skeletons and then have so many on display from the surrounding areas of USA. Not hugely expensive at USD8 but the guy there was the person who actually found a lot of these displays, so was very interesting to talk to. Gift shop was not too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Spent an hour and three quarters here and could easily have spent longer after we got talking to the owner and founder, an expert in his own right. So many real fossils and the casts are clearly labeled. All are very high quality, lighting is great and displays are well spaced. Wheel-chair friendly. Highly recommended.

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West Henrietta, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

About $30 for a family of 4 to spend about 20 minutes perusing Dinosaur casts and minerals is a little steep. They should have a family rate. The museum was interesting and labeled well, but ultimately the price overshadows the quality of the museum.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Yes, it is a bit expensive, but we love this little museum. It has a brilliant gem and mineral collection, and lots of cool fossils and casts. The replicas are clearly labeled as such. This was our second time here, and it's nice to get off the Interstate and see some really cool exhibits while you stretch your legs. Nice... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This dinosaur museum was enjoyable for our family of five. It costs $5 for kids and $8 for adults so we spent a little over $30 which I thought was a little steep for such a small place but if your kids are older or you are just adults visiting then its probably more worth it. Our kids spent about... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Privately owned and operated with excellent signage explaining what we were looking at. Book/gift shop well stocked and fairly priced. Very unique and wonderful displays.

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Additional Information about Dakota Dinosaur Museum

Address: 200 E. Museum Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone Number: +1 701-225-3466
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Dickinson
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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