Explore North Dakota Archaeology & Paleontology
Millions of years before North Dakota was a state, prehistoric creatures were living out their legendary adventures. Today, visitors can explore fossil-bearing sites ranging in age from 30 years to 73 million years. Literally get your hands dirty excavating prehistoric sites through an education vacation and fossil dig. One-day and week-long adventures are available.
Visitors preferring to see this Jurassic history rather than finding it first hand delight in the State Museum in the North Dakota Heritage Center - a state museum with amazing fossils, including one of the rarest: a mummified dinosaur named Dakota.
Additional information on the prehistoric history of North Dakota is available through the state's Geological Survey.