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Camp Hancock State Historic Site

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Address: 612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
Phone Number: (701) 328-2666
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There is some interesting history here

It's free admission and interesting history. There is a volunteer who seems to know a lot the area and is very friendly and helpful with answering your questions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hillsboro, Texas
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Hillsboro, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free admission and interesting history. There is a volunteer who seems to know a lot the area and is very friendly and helpful with answering your questions.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This site has been self-guided every time I have visited. It has an old steam locomotive, a carpenter-Gothic-style church that has been moved in, and the old weather bureau building, which I believe was a former officer's quarters at the fort. The church is still used for weddings.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The premises house several historical buildings from different eras in the town's history, and it is a free historical attraction in Bismarck. Park nearby, come here and read the info plaques, and go have a cup of coffee at a nearby downtown cafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

The most fascinating aspect of this site is the outside map showing all of the buildings that no longer sit on the site. The site could certainly benefit from additional effort to explain these buildings and their purposes, perhaps through a short trail across the grounds with explanatory placards. The remaining buildings are interesting, particularly the church, but that does... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Enjoyed the do-it-yourself, free tour reading the placards. History abounded in the early settlement of Bismarck: the Northern Pacific Locomotive #2164, the Weather Station and the first non-Catholic church. A free museum inside the weather station.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

If you like History, and get a feel of stepping back in time, take a moment to drive out to the south of mandan and learn and walk in the footsteps of the mandan indians as well as custers forts....good deal

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Pros: Interesting history of the first settlement in the Bismarck area, with plenty of weather history as the site was used by the National Weather Service for around 45 years. Cons: Small, musty, and not run by anyone. Just walk in and read the signs. Only takes about 15-20 minutes to go through.

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Bismarck, nd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I was a nice visit to the begining of Bismarck with the church and a little museum. I was free to visit and there was a guide when we were there.

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