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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

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612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
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Fondue4two wrote a review Oct 2020
Madison, Wisconsin1,110 contributions351 helpful votes
This FREE museum has a very friendly staff and did a good job taking Covid seriously including the only place on our two week trip that took our temperatures. All patrons wore masks. The museum is a really nice space and if you are interested in learning more about dinosaurs, horses, and Native Americans this is a great place. We found the best section to be the last on immigrants, agriculture and industry in ND. The one problem we had was figuring out where to park. Google maps had us parking in a lot that was not for the museum so it took a bit to find the entrance and it was a bit of a hike. We must have missed the signs... Definitely worth the detour if passing by the Bismarck area
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Slarsons wrote a review Aug 2020
Chaska, Minnesota223 contributions13 helpful votes
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Stopped here for a break driving across I-94. Just south of I-94. Big lot, now open (wear a mask). Very informative displays covering life and history of peoples in North Dakota. Nice features for pre-historic eras. I learned a great deal in the Native American area. Nice building lots of light and easy to get around. Staff was super nice and helpful.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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krogersku wrote a review Aug 2020
Johnston, Iowa445 contributions94 helpful votes
Museum located by the Capitol building. Admission is free. Four exhibit halls and a nice gift shop on site. Takes about an hour and a half to go through entire museum with young kids. Exhibit halls feature Indian culture and artifacts, dinosaur fossils, and North Dakota state history. Excellent stop while traveling across the state.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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bigboy61455 wrote a review Jul 2020
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It is a free museum next to the State Capitol where we can see replica cannon balls just in case we do not find them next day. Beautiful building inside out and staff also check temperature and mask mandatory for visitors. Although museum is good in description and made rooms very interesting to visitors, they do not highlight their prized possession of the world’s largest giant squid fossil, and a rare mummified dinosaur (with skin intact) in Geologic exhibit. So you can not really tell which one is the real fossil or whether it is a replica. The Innovation Gallery has a hand painted mural of Double Ditch Indian Village. I asked staff for above prized possession from the beginning but she couldn't provide much info. I do not even know whether mummified dinosaur is here or it was loaned to another museum.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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80TJ wrote a review Jul 2020
Mississippi148 contributions42 helpful votes
We only had an hour before they closed at 4PM. We needed at least 2 take our time and read most everything. It has great displays and authentic Native American artifacts. We learned lots of new things here and would definitely come back. They do have really strong COVID practices in place which was good.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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