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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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On the Dinosaur Trail

Nice spot to begin your dinosaur trail viewing across the northern tier of the states. Great displays and information. Little gift shop. Very educational.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice spot to begin your dinosaur trail viewing across the northern tier of the states. Great displays and information. Little gift shop. Very educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took our 2 year old here. He loved it! Kinda small but it was fun and interesting to look at everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My 5 yr old son loves dinosaurs. He was so excited when we stopped here! It is small but lots to look at. Very educational. He still talks about the visit a lot. The triceratops skull is quite impressive to see. Spent a little over an hour which was a nice break from our travels. It was well worth the... More 

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

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

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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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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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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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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