Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

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12 First Ave. NE, Bowman, ND

Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Musum has worked to research, document and display the natural and cultural history of the region. The museum is a major cultural center for Bowman and the surrounding area, showcasing local artictic talents and traveling diplays, and sponsoring guest speakers.  

Visit the museum to see a full-size triceratops and fossil prep lab in our Paleontology Gallery, a reconstructed portion of the sod wall built at the Battle of Fort Dilts during the Plains Indian Wars in the Native American exhibit and a replica tar paper shack in the Local History displays. Visitors can also explore the museum grounds and discover native grasses and wildflowers on the Prairie Walk, or imagine homesteading on the rugged landscape of southwestern North Dakota by stepping into the reconstucted sod house. 

Top Features
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Self-Guided Tours
All Features
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Open Year 'Round
Cost of Admission
  • Admission: Ages 14 and over - $5 Ages 7 to 13 - $3 Ages 6 and under - FREE
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: May-September, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. October-April, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Guest Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Downtown