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Dakota Dinosaur Museum

200 E. Museum Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601
701-225-3466
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Dickinson
Type: Specialty Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums
Owner description: The Dakota Dinosaur Museum houses 11 full-scale dinosaurs representing the full time-continuum of dinosaurs with real skeletons excavated from the... more » Owner description: The Dakota Dinosaur Museum 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. « less
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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Roscoe, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The price was a bit high $14/person for what you get, but there are bonuses to this place. They are mostly scans, molds, and casts or the real thing. It was very informative, and you get to see many very pretty rocks, everything is labeled and they have a huge childrens area that is set to the side, so you... More

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had great things and was interesting but overall was not worth the price. Gift shop had some great things for kids and will shop there again. Just didn't like the price.

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Fremont, California
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1,211 reviews 1,211 reviews
760 attraction reviews
840 helpful votes 840 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This well done museum is worth a visit. The dinosaurs will intrigue the kids; and the gem collection is excellent. The gems are beautiful and well displayed. This museum while moderate size is worth a visit and paying attention to each of the items is well worth your time. Staff is pleasant and parking is free. There is a small... More

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New England, North Dakota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is my least favorite dinosaur museum that I have ever been to but it's not horrible. Really small & not a lot of dinosaur stuff. A lot of rocks, petrified wood, bison, fish, rodent fossils, etc... & poop (really weird & a first for me). I enjoyed the petrified wood, eggs, dark room, & gift shop the most. $8... More

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HIGHLAND PARK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A remarkable museum. The paleontologist who donated the collection works at the museum and spent a hour guiding us about. The collection spans several geological periods and some of the presentations are unique. Highly recommend.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We ate at kings buffet and decided to walk in the museum, thats just behind it. and very cool and unique, there also a enchanted highway of great farm art that is very cool to see.

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Seattle, Washington
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435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you are driving through Dickinson, this is an interesting museum at which to stop. It is small, but well organized. Bones are displayed in a central pit, not behind glass; and so it has a natural feeling. Photographers: you will need either a flash or high ISO for shots within the museum. A zoom lens is quite useful. There... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

I don't understand the 3- & 4- star reviews! This place is awesome. Yes, it's small but if you are willing to learn, read about all the items in the museum and your visit will easily span 1-2 hours. I grew up in Dickinson and visited this museum many times - never got bored of it. The gift shop is... More

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