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Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

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Great place to find history

Great little museum. Help us learn about the North Dakota culture and history on the Indian... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Do Not Miss!

This is a wonderful hidden treasure close by the intersection of highways 12 and 85. One could... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
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A museum exploring the rich history of the prairies of the Mid West, from Native American civilizations to early settler culture to dinosaur fossils.
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12 1st Ave NE, Bowman, ND 58623-4010
+1 701-523-3600
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Great little museum. Help us learn about the North Dakota culture and history on the Indian population in its history. Write ups around each area were very good

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This is a wonderful hidden treasure close by the intersection of highways 12 and 85. One could spend the whole day trying to absorb all the history in the many displays. And talk about Dinosaurs! Wow!

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This was certainly well worth a $5 entry fee. I enjoyed not only the dinosaur bones but also the Native American items and the cowboy displays. Very new in appearance and is set up for more displays.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lagmom
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim and was very pleasantly surprised. Great details about history of North Dakota and the area. Worth 45 mins of your time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jason a
Reviewed May 29, 2018

If you are traveling near Bowman, ND, don't miss this museum. So much history to be found there. It covers the Native Americans and has excellent displays and photos. It has a section on the homesteaders with displays and photos. A really impressive paleontology section...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 234chriso
Reviewed January 7, 2018

This museum is comprehensive covering from prehistoric times to the present. There does not seem to be a coherent flow in time sequence. There is a fee. Large, well-stocked gift shop.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mtscribe
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum on our Seattle- NY road trip in October 2017. Free parking and $5 to get in makes this a bargain. There are lots of exhibits covering Dakota's history: Dinosaurs General Custer Sitting Bull and the Sioux Farming Military...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank StephenGlobeTrotter
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Kids and I love going to Pioneer Trails Regional Museum! Always fun and interesting. Kids especially loved the scavenger hunt available for them to do.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank snowybluff
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Everything from the wild west to active Dinosaur digs going on in this museum. Lots of great stuff to see and a friendly staff that is eager to share about their proud past.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MrBBHead
Reviewed July 23, 2017

In little Bowman ND, this is a great way to see some ND history in a really well laid out way. Cool stuff on many different aspects of ND.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank redheaddr
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