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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

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Address: 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
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+1 701-328-2666
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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North Dakota's largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing...

North Dakota's largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing the state's rich history from its earliest geologic formation 600 million years ago to today. Experience North Dakota's heritage throughout the museum spaces. From a life-size T. rex skeleton cast to a 1950s soda shop to rare beadwork, the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum offers interesting opportunities for you to connect North Dakota history with your life.

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Best bet for Moms with Littles

I have a 4 year old and a 7 month old. We all love the Heritage Center! From programs offered by docents to the dinosaurs, tractor driving simulator and the treehouse play area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AbbeyReynolds
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a 4 year old and a 7 month old. We all love the Heritage Center! From programs offered by docents to the dinosaurs, tractor driving simulator and the treehouse play area this is a big win for families. Especially on a cold day. We love it ALL! Plus don't miss the Cafe for our favorite Dino cookies. And... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprising little stop. Was surprised there was no fee to go in. We were welcomed warmly by two greeters at the desk. The layout is very easy to navigate. We learned past history of north dakota to present. I like the fact as you are walking around there is someone to teach you a little about what... More 

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Thank toothfairy65mrm
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice way to learn about the heritage of beautiful North Dakota. Many things to see in a very nice setting.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Heritage Center is a wonderful place to go for all ages. They have lots of exhibits with some exhibits changing several times a year. Lot's of history and archive. They even have space for holding functions and a large theatre type room. It is a must see if you are traveling through North Dakota.

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Mandan
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Spouse and I went here with Grandson for a afternoon outing. Very interesting place Grandkids love the dinosaur area. The green exhibit not so much, too much in your face complaining how man is destroying planet.

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Thank DBsputer
Bismarck, North Dakota
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You won't even know you are taking in so much information about North Dakota! The displays are wonderful and the auditorium is great! Went to a movie in the auditorium with my 88 year old mother and we both enjoyed it tremendously. Afterword we wandered through the various displays.

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Thank gaabpamm
Wausau, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This hidden gem is a great place to kill time and learn about North Dakota. The people are wonderful the the displays are endless. I would highly recommend stopping if you have time to kill, traveling through or in the area for vacation.

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Mandan, North Dakota, United States
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I don't think I've been to a better free musuem. I do daycare also and my kids are always asking to go. Well worth the trip if you're visiting the capital area or live here!!!

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Thank Teresa A
Bismarck, North Dakota
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Came here with our grandson. Enjoyed the experience with him. He found things to do and, of course, loved the tree house play area. The information was nicely provided so that you could talk about what we were seeing in the time he wanted to listen.

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Thank Glenn M
Bismarck, North Dakota
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9 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great museum for natural history and technology. The kids really like the dinosaurs and the gift shop.

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