North Dakota Heritage Center

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Established in 1895, our mission is “to identify, preserve, interpret, and promote the heritage of North Dakota and its people.” The SHSND oversees 60 state … See more

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Jul 12, 2024
Best price Free or donations. Several rooms to see. There is a lot to learn. Dinosaurs, Indian Artifacts. Gift Shop like any other has some expensive prices and then some affordable things. Full review by silver1113
Jul 6, 2024
What a fun day trip! The kids loved the history and the dinosaurs. It was calm, educational, and wonderful! Will definitely be coming back. Full review by Shannon G
Jun 16, 2024
We visited here as part of a two-week-long road trip from our home in southeastern PA across North Dakota in the summer of 2023; we always visit state museums in our travels to learn about regional h… Full review by ellenbee56

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Opened:1981

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How long do visitors typically stay at the Heritage Center and Museum?
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You could stay there all day if you are really into it. There are so many great things to see and do. There are four museum galleries tracing the state's rich history from its earliest …
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You could stay there all day if you are really into it. There are so many great things to see and do. There are four museum galleries tracing the state's rich history from its earliest geologic formation 600 million years ago. There is a great play area for kids, they have a simulated tractor that is good for the young and the young at heart. I would say an average stay is around 2 hours, lots of people make it a half day excursions and others stay for an hour, just to get a feel for it. Everyone that goes loves that they had a chance to see it.
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When was the North Dakota Heritage Center built?
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The museum had been there for years, but The new addition was added two years ago. It's a must-see seriously!
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How do I secure a motorized wheelchair for Saturday Sept 10 afternoon?
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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.
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What are the prices to look around really wanna take my son and I'm new to this
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Admission is free but you can make a donation . Your son will really enjoy it!
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Is this museum appropriate for small children aged 5 and 7 ?
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Defiifinitely. Lots of dinosaur stuff videos and recordings. Displays on history of great plains, north dakota and all the people and creatures that lived here. Some of it may be a …
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Defiifinitely. Lots of dinosaur stuff videos and recordings. Displays on history of great plains, north dakota and all the people and creatures that lived here. Some of it may be a bit above their head but you can skip those areas easily.
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