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Prairie Village Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We were visiting Rugby to find the farm that my wife grew up on nearly 70 years ago. This museum... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2019
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Awesome, so worth a couple of hours!

What a hidden gem! A small prairie village with original buildings collected from neighboring... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2019
Linda A
Hope, ME
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Visitors to Prairie Village Museum take a step back in time when they explore more than 20 historic buidlings arranged around a quaint village square. The museum's six exhibition halls feature antique cars, farm machinery, Native American objects...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
102 Highway 2 SW, Ste A, Rugby, ND 58368-2424
+1 701-776-6414
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Outside of museum is disappointing, but step inside and be prepared for an interesting visit into the local history. In the back area of the main building there are an array of buildings, including dress shop, school, church, old homes, and much more. There are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

We were visiting Rugby to find the farm that my wife grew up on nearly 70 years ago. This museum has an excellent record of the history of Rugby and the area. It captures it very well and is really interesting.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

What a hidden gem! A small prairie village with original buildings collected from neighboring towns. You can almost feel what it was like to live in this place at that time. Several larger buildings with collections of farm equipment, vehicles, etc. It is very clear...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Linda A
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

If you like old things, do not miss this village. The number of items was overwhelming. A lot of community support went into moving buildings and antique collections. It’s wonderful that there is place for families to donate antiquities that the young folks do not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 794nancyh
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The day we were there was hot - Upper 90’s and no breeze. So walking around the buildings was miserable. If you are a history person you would enjoy it. Kids would be bored.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank truckinmama
Reviewed February 13, 2018

As a local I love going out to the museum to see everything. Its the best place to go if you wan to have a good time. In the summer around August and June the museum offers " The Museum comes alive " and a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Olivia M
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We have lived here in Rugby for several years and usually get out to the museum once or twice a season. Over the past several years there has not been a year that has gone by without some improvement or another. The displays are taking...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank delagasse
Cathy J, General Manager at Prairie Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you for returning to the museum on a regular basis and for noticing the improvements we're making. It's good to hear that people notice positive changes. Keep coming back!

Reviewed July 25, 2017

We nearly didn't give ourselves enough time to see everything because the operating times listed on the brochure were not correct. However, I am glad we did stop to see it as it truly was a "step back" in time. There are about 30 buildings...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank pskruse
Cathy J, General Manager at Prairie Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Thank you for visiting our museum. Our hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Times in our brochures are outdated, but we have thousands and are trying to use them up. Current information on...More

Reviewed May 30, 2017

Very enjoyable, so many vehicles to look at along with all the old buildings from time past. Being a car nut I wish they kept their cars in better condition, All the buildings and furnishings were nice to see. My brother and I visited the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Joe F
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Outstanding representation of the history of this region in north central USA. Probably the best overall museum in the State of North Dakota. You can spend less than an hour or the whole day. Several nearby options available for food, lodging and camping. Also within...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Galen M
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