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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
+1 701-328-2666
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This place is just simply amazing! The entrance is awesome to take pictures by! The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kevin K
Bismarck, North Dakota
via mobile
Encyclopedic History with Lots of Interactives

Great historical collection with wide-ranging exhibits that include fossils, agricultural history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
+1 701-328-2666

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is just simply amazing! The entrance is awesome to take pictures by! The exhibits are really good and the atmosphere is good.

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great historical collection with wide-ranging exhibits that include fossils, agricultural history, and cultural history of the many people who have inhabited this land.

Thank Vivgoesvroom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is free and was open on Memorial Day weekend. Several large rooms focusing on different aspects of North Dakota's human and natural history. Exhibits are impressive with excellent and thought provoking written descriptions. There is a cafe in the building and lots of...More

Thank Roadbum
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family and decided to spend some time at the Heritage Center. It was free so we really were not expecting much but were very surprised at the quality of the exhibits!! We were very surprised and thankful we chose to give it...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautifully designed centre is simply a most fascinating introduction to North Dakota, The building is light and airy and features a good coffee shop. The gift shop is full of high quality treasures There are five distinct exhibition halls dealing with different aspects of...More

Thank JohnfaeHuntly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great museum for all ages. We loved the dinosaurs part. Very interesting section on indians. It's free so check out if in town

Thank Kristie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Architecture is wonderful and the wide variety of exhibits not only represented well the state of North Dakota but the Plains States in general. Very friendly visit for everyone. Well worth a couple of hours.

Thank Winston C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has stuff for the whole family- dinosaurs, different native animals and birds, hands on exhibits, North Dakota's cultural history, as well as science projects for everyone to partake in (depending on the day). I loved walking through every exhibit and having staff members...More

Thank Teasha W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to come here a lot as a kid and it needed a facelift! The remodel is amazing and there are a lot of new displays and information! Very well done and definitely a must stop if you are in the Bis/Man area!

Thank Alecia Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have an hour or 3 this a must see center. So much information without it being overwhelming. Inspiration wing was my favorite that it gave ne a better sense of the pioneer days

Thank Caroline A
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Response from Kathryn D | Reviewed this property |
There are motorized wheelchairs available at the East Entrance of the building. Go to the information desk and they will help.
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Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free but you can make a donation . Your son will really enjoy it!