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Address: 188 E Museum Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601-4088
Phone Number: 17014566225
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Featuring a 12-acre cultural and natural history campus with dinosaur...

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!

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Neat dinosaur museum *accessible*

On a long road trip with small children we decided to stop in an check out the dinosaurs which are huge with the kids. This was a great stop. Upon entering we met the curator... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a long road trip with small children we decided to stop in an check out the dinosaurs which are huge with the kids. This was a great stop. Upon entering we met the curator who gave us introductions and walked us into the main hall. We got to see a very nice exhibit which was surprising given the buildings... More 

Thank A L
Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Very nice small museum in western North Dakota with excellent paleontological displays make this a must see when traveling through the West. Beautiful small town feel with a big time feel.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This museum was much smaller than I had expected but the size can fool you. I am sure I spent a good hour looking around and reading about the various rocks,minerals and gems. They have a small play area for kids and a few hands on exhibits for young and old alike. They have a small gift shop as well... More 

Thank Anna B
New England, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The city of Dickinson bought the dinosaur museum last year & combined the names with the Dickinson heritage museum. $6 adult admissions gets you inside both. I only went to the heritage museum since I did the dinosaur museum 2 years ago. They are currently making permanent features instead of rotating the collection. They are doing the sections a decade... More 

Thank Bdela
Sterling, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is a great little museum for families and for those who like museums. My daughter (22 at the time) and I stopped by on our way through ND on our way to Montana. I had lived in Minot, ND for 10 years and never got to visit so this time I made it a point to stop and see.... More 

Thank Renicole94
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

If you Google the North Dakota Dinosaur Museum the website will say it is closed. The museum has changed from private hands to the city and is open for business. It is a great little museum with a lot of dinosaur bones and different minerals and rocks. They also have a display of the history of North Dakota and farm... More 

Thank John J
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

My son and I stopped in here for about an hour while staying in Dickinson. We had some time to mill around before leaving town. The museum has lots of fossils and geode rocks. Worth seeing. Dinosaur bones, etc. The second building currently has a great little room devoted to explaining how fossils are made and showing the bones of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Surprising gem with well researched and presented information local and international dinosaur and gems, North Dakota history and pioneer machinery. We only had 45 minutes, could have spent twice as long. Regular.y scheduled tours are available.

Thank Cornelia Z
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

This museum is awesome but needs longer hours of operation. The staff was friendly while provided detailed information on the local area and history. I would recommend for visitors.

Thank corkmara
halstad mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

The staff at this museum is VERY nice. They have a very nice dinosaur collection. Great for Kids! The barn has many old farm machinery. This museum really displays many Old House items that are interesting to see. I loved their rock collection from all over the world! beautiful specimens This is a great quality museum in a small town!... More 

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