Dickinson Museum Center
Dickinson Museum Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Featuring a 12-acre cultural and natural history campus with dinosaur exhibits, heritage exhibits, Pioneer Machinery Museum - ranching and farming equipment, Prairie Outpost Park with 11 historic buildings, classes, demonstrations, educational programs, and special events! Park Tours are available between Memorial Day and Labor Day only.
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2-3 hours
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luv2vacation0
North Carolina266 contributions
Jul 2021
There was something for everyone. Dinosaurs, stones, heritage and equipment.. .my favorite part was the heritage. It showed different time periods and how things looked in the area (clothes, appliances, furniture, etc). The equipment building had a shack that had been moved and set up as it would have been in the past. The kiddos loved the dinosaurs and there were interactive things for them as well as a coloring center and a nice young man that talked dinosaurs with them for a while. It is worth a stop and set aside an hour or two depending on how much time you spend looking. The price was very reasonable at $6 for adults!
Written July 18, 2021
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rebecca b
Conway, SC26 contributions
Oct 2022
We only planned on stopping in for an hour, but stayed two hours- we actually only left because it was closing time. There is so much to see at this museum. I originally was only interested in seeing the dinosaurs, but they had many gemstones to view, as well as a very interesting display of historical artifacts organized by decade. Staff was also very friendly. Definitely worth the stop, and would pop in again the next time we are in the area.
Written October 17, 2022
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MinnesotaTraveler49
Minnesota62 contributions
Jun 2022
This is well worth your time to see. We had four kids and they were facinated and kept interested the whole time.
I think they could do a better job of cleaning frequently visited areas in the museum
Written June 10, 2022
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Underpaid62
Midlothian, VA167 contributions
Oct 2020
The museum portion is not very large but very good. Dinosaur fossils, models, gems and minerals are very well displayed but you will not spend more than an hour in this museum.

The gift shop is small and has very limited merchandise.

Attached to the museum is another museum about local regional history and it is also small but well-done and definitely worth visiting.

The people at the museum (and entire town) are extremely pleasant and helpful. I was not used to having people be so enjoyable and thought I was in some strange movie until I got accustomed to people being like they used to be.
Written October 7, 2020
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SDTwit
Vermillion, SD80 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a surprising museum for a small city. They offer excellent casts of real dinosaurs, award-winning models of dinosaurs, and educational comments throughout. Some of the models give a hint at how impressive these creatures were.
Written August 10, 2021
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH726 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a great local museum which is a worthwhile stop if you are in the area. The mineral display was beautiful as were the fossils including some really top notch depictions of extinct species. The history area was also interesting.
Written July 18, 2021
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MuiFamily
Delafield, WI141 contributions
Aug 2020
We needed a break from hiking at Theodore Roosevelt National Park so we made the drive to Dickinson to visit this museum. At first we were concerned with how small it was, but once we got inside, we realized that the quality of the exhibits were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The two main exhibits were of fossils and gems/minerals. They had specimens I have not seen elsewhere. The displays were informative and interesting. They have a nice gift shop too.
Written January 28, 2021
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CollenEST
21 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
They have so many dinosaur skeletons! Their exhibits are interesting- fun for all levels: children and adults. We've come here two years in a row and our kids still love it. I learn more each time, too. The staff and curators have put a lot of work into this museum, and it shows.
Written August 16, 2020
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divasmom2016
Kansas11 contributions
Aug 2020
This smaller museum is on par with many larger ones. Loved the dinosaurs (which is why we came)! Exhibits are well presented, with good informative material about each exhibit. I am not a rockhound, but found the mineral exhibits very interesting also.
Written September 7, 2020
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Trvlfrfun
Aberdeen, SD104 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Neat little museum especially for kiddos who enjoy paleontology and geology. Some great history on North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt and more.
There’s a working microscope station that kids can explore different textures and see them at a different level. Interactive geography/topography station was a huge hit with my kids too (age 7, 12, and 14). I loved the gem exhibit and my kids really enjoyed seeing the dinosaur info - and we all loved getting to watch the paleontologist actually cleaning some fossils in real time. My husband really enjoyed the old west history components as well - although we did not get to do the pioneer machinery part. You can tell staff really enjoy what they do and are passionate about their work! There was a paleontologist doing a coloring activity with kids and he did such a great job interacting with them and helping to answer their questions about dinosaurs. He was a treat :-)
Written July 10, 2021
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Dickinson Museum Center is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM