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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

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Address: 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505
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+1 701-328-2666
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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North Dakota's largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing...

North Dakota's largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing the state's rich history from its earliest geologic formation 600 million years ago to today. Experience North Dakota's heritage throughout the museum spaces. From a life-size T. rex skeleton cast to a 1950s soda shop to rare beadwork, the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum offers interesting opportunities for you to connect North Dakota history with your life.

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The building and artifacts are well organized and the exhibits are very interactive and informative. There is a nice coffee shop and unique gift shop as well as areas to rest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Todd S
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Mandan

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Mandan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building and artifacts are well organized and the exhibits are very interactive and informative. There is a nice coffee shop and unique gift shop as well as areas to rest and reflect on the great exhibits.

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shhh, I stole the title from their map !! From a real friendly Welcome to the Centre & lots of suggestions from staff & docents we tackled the 4 Galleries , the Hall displays , Theatre & the Gift Shop ! Really interesting pieces in all galleries , from Dinosaurs to Native American to Farm & Mining/Manufacturing to Soda Pop... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice museum, alot of nice displays and a very cool Dinosuar display. Free to visit and a nice gift shop inside. they had a Cafe but we did not go into it as we had just eaten lunch. staff was very friendly in giving us directions around the building.

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Horace, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This is a must see for all North Dakota residents and non-residents. This FREE museum is definitely worth the money. My taxes paid for it. Plan to spend a lot of time in this extensive expanded excellent museum. This museum will teach people in a fun way about North Dakota. Begin a trip to North Dakota with a visit to... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We have been several times over the past 10 years and our trip in May 2016 was wonderful because the update to the building and the exhibition were marvelous. The center is a must see if you are anywhere near the state. It is a top quality display of history and the interactive displays are entertaining and informative.

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Thank Beatrice K
Nolensville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I was visiting to get information on ND and my ancestors. The museum was quite extensive and interesting - variety of displays. Everyone we cam in contact with was friendly and helpful - particularly the reference librarian.

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Thank 2CanStan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The North Dakota Heritage Center is a newly constructed building displaying the history, changes and growth of North Dakota. Visit by yourself or arrange a banquet or wedding! Anyone who enjoys history, science and a learning environment center and in Bismarck, ND. Free admission.

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Thank Jane R
Mandan, North Dakota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The new Heritage Center is a beautifully designed building with wonderful exhibits that tell the history of our state from the age of dinosaurs, Custer and the Seventh Cavalry, the building of the railroad, Teddy Roosevelt and the history of Medora! I have gone there several times and love it each time!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at the ND Heritage center and museum and we were instantly greeted by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Store and Cafe inside by the lobby. Several families with young children enjoying the interactive exhibits. Everything is spaced out strategically and there is so much history to take in. I am not from ND,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

A beautiful building housing everything you want to know about the state of North Dakota and the Native Americans that lived there. Great for kids and adults. Cafe offers great lunches so you can enjoy several hours enjoying the museum.

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