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Dakota Dinosaur Museum

Address: 200 E. Museum Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone Number: +1 701-225-3466
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Dickinson
Type: Specialty museums, Natural history museums, Science museums, Museums
Owner description: The Dakota Dinosaur Museum, open May 1 - Labor Day, houses 11 full-scale dinosaurs representing the...
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Type: Specialty museums, Natural history museums, Science museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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2,098 reviews 2,098 reviews
1,282 attraction reviews
1,225 helpful votes 1,225 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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97 attraction reviews
450 helpful votes 450 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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