Step inside our historic buildings and hear the stories of the people who moved here, built our towns and homesteaded the prairies of North Dakota. You will view actual buildings dating from 1875 to 1935 with traceable histories in our area. The buildings were moved to this site by the Missouri Valley Historical Society for preservation. They offer visitors a feel for the atmosphere of the Missouri River Valley during the time. Some of the buildings: Lein School #2 built in 1906 from near Arena, the Yegen Store built in 1877 from Bismarck, the Sterling Depot built in 1885, the Bethel Lutheran Church (1916) from near Coleharbor, the 1930s Capital Aviation hangar and the James Foley home both from Bismarck. Other early buildings include a Post Office, bank, barber shop, mine camp, farm museum, the Gellner Home (Germans from Russia), claim shack, Northern Pacific caboose and the Swedish Engstrom home (currently under restoration). Be sure to reserve some time before or after your tour to browse The Vintage Gift Shoppe at Buckstop Junction for North Dakota collectables, decor or your very own copy of "Old Walls do Tell Tales, the Pioneer Stories of Buckstop Junction."
Celebrations include Old Settlers' Day/Corn Feed August 21, 2016; Junkin at the Junction, a vendor market with up-cycled, recycled merchandise June 25, 2016; Christmas Hay Ride and Santa visit the first weekend of December.
Buckstop Junction: The little old town that never was, but is today!
- Guided Tours
- Dates of Operation
Adults $6, students $3, children under 6 free with family. Free tours for Missouri Valley Historical Society members.
- Hours of Operation
Guided tour: Call 701-250-8575 for current tour schedule.