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Pembina State Museum

Address: 805 Highway 59; I-29 Exit 215, Pembina, ND
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Pembina
Type: Museums
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Cambridge, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

On our way to Fargo, North Dakota from Winnipeg we saw it but didn't think to stop. Fortunately, on our way back to Winnipeg we had to stop for gas and decided to stop in. It's a small museum but the exhibits are well worth a look. There is everything from fossils to native history to the story of settlers... More

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Mandan, North Dakota
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Small but well-appointed museum with traveling exhibits in addition to the static exhibits. Has an observation tower you reach by elevator or stairway where you can see into Canada!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stopping by the US-Canada border crossing at Pembina, North Dakota, is usually reserved for a gas fill-up or duty free shopping, but just beyond the little gas/shop stop is a delightful little museum, the Pembina State Museum. The impressive building features an observation tower offering a fantastic view of the countryside, gallery exhibits showing the 6,000 year history of the... More

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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Large equipment, such as cars, tractors and even old 'school buses' the kids would ride in behind their horses in the snow were well displayed. Some older buildings and a church were available for viewing, along with a railroad station and waiting room. I enjoyed my visit there.

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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Just a small place but interesting for it's unique look at the specifics of the area. And the view - There's nothing else that high on the prairie landscape with such an interrupted vista!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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262 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

This is a neat little museum. You start at the Crustacean period , through the fur trade, through the first setllers, through modern times in the gallery. The displays are easy to understand, and even I learned something! There is a 7-story viewing tower that gives a nice view of the surrounding area, including the US/Canadian border. The museum is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011 via mobile

The gas station across the street RIPS YOU OFF on currency exchange!!!! Wait until you get on the Canadian side, they won't rip you off on false exchange rates. This gas staion will on both the coming and going into the US. Don't spend a dime in this town, it's a trap to rip you off!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

We spent 20 minutes wandering the galleries on a day when persistent rain prevented us from doing outdoor things. The quality is the exhibits is impressive, and there are some very nice artifacts displayed.

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