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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Never gets old

I've been to the Heritage Center many times and it never gets old! I always find something new... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bismarck, North Dakota
Beautiful and Free

This is a very attractive and modern facility and the exhibits are lit beautifully. And it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Franklin, Massachusetts
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Four galleries tell the fascinating story of North Dakota through thousands of artifacts and specimens, high-tech displays, and interactive exhibits. Experience North Dakota’s heritage throughout the museum spaces. Along with the galleries, hallway...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
+1 701-328-2666
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to the Heritage Center many times and it never gets old! I always find something new. Great for people of all ages!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank laurenknd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very attractive and modern facility and the exhibits are lit beautifully. And it is officially free. The do encourage donations, and if you don't make one when you should be sufficiently impressed by the museum to make one before you leave. Exhibits...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had a short visit to North Dakota so only had the last couple of hours before the Center closed. Big Mistake! There was so much history and factual, visual information here that I could have easily spent MANY more hours than I had....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 5jaguar5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outstanding museum. The collections from dinosaurs to Americana are carefully and expertly curated. The building is beautiful, modern and each gallery is architecturally separated with an ample corridor leading to it, tall ceilings. A true delight to see, not to be missed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a collection! It was so neat to see all the fossils and bones that have been collected in North Dakota. I really found this place to be very informative.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nicoleg0613
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had virtually no expectations for what this museum would be when I decided to visit. I could not have been more impressed. The museum is completely free and chronicles the entire history of the region. I 100% recommend visiting here if you're in Bismark.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ajnavy04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked at what to do in Bismark, and wanted to see the capital anyway. This is right next door, and we were blown away at how great this museum was! We thought a free museum, won't take long to go thru. We were there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tim K
Reviewed August 11, 2019

I enjoyed the nuseum and learned alot about ND. My grandson loves dinosaurs and he got a kick out of this museum. Also helpful: seeing the concretion boulders and petrified wood outside. The gift shop had very nice and affordable items. I learned a great...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nangfar
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

An interesting place to visit. Nice displays and helpful information on the history of the local area. And it's free

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CindyFromAnnapolis
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Very educational! Very beautiful to walk around at your leisure. I don’t remember there being a fee, more like a donation box. Nonetheless, it is an interesting place to visit for all ages! Will definitely be back!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carl J
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Response from clarify80 | Reviewed this property |
You could spend anywhere from 1 hour to 3 or 4. There's a lot to see and you can enjoy snacks/eats with your family too (they have things available).
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There are motorized wheelchairs available at the East Entrance of the building. Go to the information desk and they will help.