Prairie Village & Museum

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Prairie Village & Museum features 23 historic buildings and six exhibition halls arranged around a quaint village square. Touring the museum is like taking a walk through a turn-of-the-century prairie town. Historic buildings include the Penn (N.D.) Depot, York (N.D.) Jail, Pleasant Lake (N.D.) Bank, Silva (N.D.) Consolidated School and much more.

The museum's expansive collection includes everything from Native American powwow dresses to antique cars and farm machinery, to a real iron lung. In Silva School, visitors will find a replica of Silva native Clifford Thompson, one of the world's tallest men.

Visitors are consistently impressed by the depth and accessibiltiy of the museum's collections, which has earned the museum at five-star rating on Trip Advisor. The site is within walking distance of Rugby's greatest claim to fame, the Geographical Center of North America monument.

Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Top Features
  • Family-Friendly
  • Military
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Senior Citizen
  • Student
All Features
  • ADA-compliant
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Dates of Operation: May 15 - Sept. 15
Cost of Admission
  • Admission: $7 Adults; $6 Seniors, students, veterans; $3 ages 7-17, 6 and under free. $18 Family - 2 adults and 2 or more minor children. Free for active-duty military and their families.
  • Military
  • Senior Citizen
  • Student
Facility Amenities
  • Pet-Friendly
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Village open for touring May 15-September 16. Open for school and bus tours May 2- September 30 by appointment. Museum store and main gallery open limited hours during the off season.
Guest Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Interstate