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Address: 188 E Museum Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601-4088
Phone Number:
+1 701-456-6225
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Family Fun

This is a great place to go for family fun. The museum and staff are wonderful. The exhibits are great and they keep my daughters attention. We just attended a free community even... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Dickinson, North Dakota
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Dickinson, North Dakota
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go for family fun. The museum and staff are wonderful. The exhibits are great and they keep my daughters attention. We just attended a free community even there, my daughter won't stop talking about it! Her favorite parts were the TRex scull and the Triceratops scull.

Thank AmandaJo215
Oceanside, California
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

For the size of it( not too big) there are a lot of artifacts. A very nice display. Employees were very nice and knowledgeable. Will definitely be going again!

Thank Erinleann S
Bismarck, North Dakota
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great museum to take the Kids! Fun and informational. They loved the dark room with the rocks and the black lights

Thank harperthompson
Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visiting family and had no idea what to do with my time. Was surprised at all this place has to offer. For the price of one ticket, we got access to three buildings and a tour of a one-room schoolhouse, an old church and other great buildings that were so great.

Thank zeketimothyzebra
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum is very cute. Very small though than expected. This would be great for families with small children or older couples.

Thank Jackie C
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 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 

1 Thank Alowen
Killingworth, Connecticut
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286 reviews
88 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 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.

1 Thank Charles_Schuchert
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 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 

1 Thank Anna B
New England, North Dakota
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210 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 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 

1 Thank Bdela
Sterling, Michigan
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Reviewed 26 August 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 

1 Thank Renicole94

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