Heritage Center in North Dakota

North Dakota Museums to Stir Your Senses

Playing in the great outdoors is something we all love. Sometimes, however, we need to exercise our minds as well as our bodies. On those days, visit one of the state's many museums to hear the story of North Dakota and learn of the struggles and successes of North Dakotans who came before you. From ravaging dinosaurs to soaring warbirds, from artists' brush strokes on canvas to polished rocks, North Dakota has a museum display sure to lift the spirit.

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Plains Art Museum
Plains Art Museum

Accredited fine art museum in the heart of historic downtown Fargo. Cafe Muse, The Store, exhibitions, performances, special events, tours, classes. Plains Art Museum is available for receptions, meeting, and banquets. Full-service catering and AV equipment available in a brilliantly renovated, historic, yet modern art museum.

704 1st Ave N
Fargo, ND
United States

Exterior of the Pembina State Museum
Pembina State Museum

Discover 100 million years of regional history from the Cretaceous Age to contemporary times in the permanent exhibit gallery. Pembina State Museum also features temporary exhibit gallery, museum store, seven-story-tall viewing tower, meeting room rentals, and tourist information.

805 ND-59
Pembina, ND
United States

Interior of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center
Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center

The Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center contain artifacts and artwork helping preserve the culture of the Chippewa, Cree and Michif (Metis) people native to the area of North Dakota near the Canadian border. Artwork and historical artifacts on site.

3959 Sky Dancer Way NE
Belcourt, ND
United States

Peace Garden Game Warden Museum
North American Game Warden Museum

The Museum educates the public of the historical and present-day roles of wildlife law enforcement and natural resources conservation. The Hall of Honors is dedicated to wildlife enforcement officers who have lost their lives while serving. The museum houses a wide and interesting variety of animal pelts, mounted animals, horns and antlers for visitors to see and touch.

International Peace Garden
Dunseith, ND
United States

Dakota Territory Air Museum
Dakota Territory Air Museum

Check out the rich history of aviation in the region without leaving the ground in this museum! See one of the largest airworthy World War II aircraft collections in the Upper Midwest, featuring over 60 aircraft and 8,000 artifacts, such as photos, periodicals, flight gear, and equipment on display.

100 34th Ave NE
Minot, ND
United States

Having fun at the museum
North American Bison Discovery Center

The North American Bison Discovery Center (formerly the National Buffalo Museum) is devoted to the cultural and natural history of bison and the prairie. The museum portrays the evolution of the buffalo through its displays and exhibits. Look for the live herd of buffalo and the rare albino buffalo, White Cloud.

500 17th St SE
Jamestown, ND
United States

Family picture at the Heritage Center
North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum

The North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum recently completed an expansion project that more than doubled its size. Thousands of artifacts and specimens, high-tech displays, and interactive exhibits help tell the story of our state.

612 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND
United States

Railroad Museum
North Dakota Railroad Museum

The museum has railroad artifacts, railroad pictures, Railroad Hall of Fame, 5 acres with rolling stock and 3,000-square-foot railroad displays. Free admission. New exhibits include 1890 Steele Depot and SW diesel switcher engine.

3102 37th St NW
Mandan, ND
United States

Midland Depot and Peggy Lee Museum
Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum Featuring Peggy Lee

The Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum featuring Peggy Lee is a world-class museum showcasing two treasures in one: the Midland Continental Railroad, and the high-school home of music legend and North Dakota native, Peggy Lee. 

401 Railway St
Wimbledon, ND
United States

Three Tribes Museum
Three Affiliated Tribes Museum

Museum serves as heritage center to display and preserve history and culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people.

302 Frontage Rd
New Town, ND
United States

Cowboy Hall of Fame
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame

The Center of Western Heritage and Cultures: Native American, Ranching and Rodeo in Medora provides the history and heritage of the trail drivers, homesteaders, rodeo stars, Native Americans and the horse's impact on plains culture.

250 Main St
Medora, ND
United States

Pioneer Trail Museum
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

The museum is one of the major cultural centers in Bowman and the surrounding area and has artifacts of cowboy, Native American and military history, unique gardens, other local artifacts, fossils, dinosaurs, and guided tours of fossil sites.

12 1st Ave NE
Bowman, ND
United States

Fargo Air Museum
Fargo Air Museum

Blue skies prevail year round at the Fargo Air Museum, a premier flying museum in the Upper Midwest. The rotation of historic flyable airplanes include P-51 Mustang, Duggy - "the Smile in the Sky" airplane, TBM Avenger, Corsair, L Birds, PT-19 Fairchild, Pitts Special, Wright Flyer replica, Ag Cat and more.

1609 19th Ave N
Fargo, ND
United States

Main gallery space at the North Dakota Museum of Art
North Dakota Museum of Art

Three galleries house exhibitions of regional, national and international art and recognized nationally for its commissioning of landmark works of art anchored in the landscape, history and culture of the Northern Plains. 

261 Centennial Dr Stop 7305
Grand Forks, ND
United States

Dinosaur Museum
Dickinson Museum Center

The Badlands Dinosaur Museum features 11 full-scale dinosaur skeletons inside and two outside. Prairie Outpost Park and Jochim Regional Museum.

188 Museum Dr E
Dickinson, ND
United States

Prairie Village and Museum
Prairie Village and Museum

Prairie Village & Museum features 21 historic buildings and seven 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 (ND) Depot, York (ND) Jail, Pleasant Lake (ND) Bank, Silva (ND) Consolidated School and much more.

102 US-2
Rugby, ND
United States