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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great informative nice museum

This is one of the Hidden gems of Bismarck with this very up-to-date Museum with lots of local... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeff N
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I loved all the oil n gas exhibits

There are also tons of great native american and dino exhibits. We had a ton of fun and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chrystal B
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
+1 701-328-2666
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All reviews north dakota native americans gift shop natural history something for everyone all ages play area front desk dinosaur skeletons interesting displays indian artifacts great history couple of hours state museum on display great place to visit free admission
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the Hidden gems of Bismarck with this very up-to-date Museum with lots of local history and prehistoric past including dinosaurs, gems, Agriculture and more. There are lots of exhibits including some rotating exhibits and is very well done and most importantly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was remodeled with definitely an attraction to North Dakota history in mind. A great place to visit. I love the Sunday thing where different ND speakers and guests give their space of ND history of all varieties.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Damon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are also tons of great native american and dino exhibits. We had a ton of fun and enjoyed every bit of it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chrystal B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An extremely well done state and natural history museum of North Dakota. Staff and volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. The museum covers prehistoric to modern history. The natural history was easy to follow and well presented. I rarely purchase anything at a museum gift shop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 146adamp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our vacation travelling around North Dakota was underwhelming until we hit this place. We have been to a lot of places like this one and I have to say this was without doubt the most well done. There was a wide variety of very thorough...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SPreve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is worth a visit and it's free. One of the best attraction is dinosaur artifacts. Has very good information on native american culture.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BKTX
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is a great place for all ages. We visited and took our time to take in all the exhibits. It was great. Very interesting with lots of visual aids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 471gretab
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Loved this event! Both my husband & I thoroughly enjoyed painting & hearing from an expert how to begin! Thank you!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sher I
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This museum does a terrific job of telling North Dakota's story. Galleries spotlight everything from dinosaurs to Native Americans. Currently on display is a special exhibit on the horse. Good news for those traveling with children - the museum is kids friendly. (My airport shuttle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wendybeth16
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Toured and saw some great history for the state. A must stop when in the area. This is great for you or your family to check out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin R
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Carl J
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Response from clarify80 | Reviewed this property |
You could spend anywhere from 1 hour to 3 or 4. There's a lot to see and you can enjoy snacks/eats with your family too (they have things available).
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There are motorized wheelchairs available at the East Entrance of the building. Go to the information desk and they will help.