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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great family outing

This is a great place for all ages. We visited and took our time to take in all the exhibits. It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Canvas and cocktails

Loved this event! Both my husband & I thoroughly enjoyed painting & hearing from an expert how to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2008

When we decided we would tour this place while planning our trip, we thought it would be an OK diversion, but we had low expectations. We were greeted to this free facility and told that by walking around the whole thing we would see the...More

7  Thank beavertontim
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This center is currently under construction and according to staff will not be completed until late 2014. We had no knowledge of this and had traveled over 400 miles to visit. When completed, it will really be a gem!

6  Thank Art W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place with very nice people! Great history lesson on Indian heritage, surrounded by lovely grounds

Thank dgmac2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-visit site while in Bismarck. The front desk member of staff was very welcoming, advising about the various exhibits. Plenty to see from around the state. It was free to visit. An excellent attraction next to the state capitol. I would definitely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great museum. It was very interesting and love how the exhibits are being presented. Historical items and events were well done and they made everything amazing. We were so glad we spent the time there. The cultural heritage was done with excellence!!

Thank virginias729
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our company has utilized this beautiful space for several annual holiday parties. The architecture is stunning in the evening and at night. Staff will work with you to determine a custom configuration for your group or event. Highly recommended for a polished and memorable occasion.

Thank leeanne883
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The displays of the ancient animal skeletons were outstanding...dinosaurs, fish, turtles. The stuffed animals were great...elk, deer, jackrabbits and more. The geological minerals and rocks were beautiful. The Indian Art, costumes and artifacts were facilitating....More

Thank Curiosity811403
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Great museum,the geologic time area is outstanding for the exhibits although a bit more info on exhibits would be useful.other galleries also good,but we'll worth a visit just for the fossils on display.

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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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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.