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Address: 188 E Museum Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601-4088
Phone Number: 17014566225
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Worth a stop if you are I. The area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cornelia Z
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The Woodlands, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank John J
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank DrivingAround2016
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Cornelia Z
Portland, Oregon
1 review
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank corkmara
halstad mn
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank sweetsugar
Oceanside, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We stopped at the Dinosaur Museum and our 5-yr old was bowled over by the cool dinosaur fossils and the minerals. He kept going into the room on the side with glow-in-the-dark minerals lit by black light

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice local museum. Will be better when they are able to take over the dinosaur museum next door which was was already closed for the season. Especially liked the 50's and 60's current exhibit. The match the sound to the machine was a great way to give younger generations a chance to experience things we grew up with.

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Thank Bob S
Draper, Utah
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Stopped to see the dinosaur museum. I thought the $8 fee was a little steep for such a small place but paid anyways, with a smile. The rocks and mineral displays were interesting. I would not recommend it for small children but my kids (9, 15 and 17) enjoyed it. The Joachim Museum right next door has free admission and... More 

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Thank Jiffygirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Straightaway I was impressed with the manner of the lady who came out to speak with us as soon as we walked through the door. Courteous, helpful, friendly and it was obvious that she had a great sense of humour too.

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Thank Peter M
West, Texas
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited the Visitor Center along with Dinosaur Museum and Machinery museum. Both were small but interesting. A good break for a couple of hours if you are traveling.

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