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Dickinson, North Dakota: Badlands Dinosaur Museum

Dinosaur museum includes two outdoor photo-op statues. Admission includes the attached Joachin Regional Museum, Pioneer Machinery Hall, and Prairie Outpost Park with vintage buildings.

200 W. Museum Dr, Dickinson, ND
I-94 exit 61. Drive south on Hwy 22/3rd Ave. At the first stoplight turn left onto Museum Drive for a quarter-mile, past the fast food joints and gas stations. You'll see the dinosaurs on the left.
M-Sa 8:30-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $6.
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History museum.

Dickinson Dinosaur Museum

Admission to the Dinosaur Museum also includes admission to the attached Joachin Regional Museum (which is dedicated to all things related to Dickinson history), the Pioneer Machinery Hall (which showcases a collection of agricultural equipment), and Prairie Outpost Park, which features buildings that tell the story of southwest North Dakota.

[Luv2RV, 07/15/2022]

Dinosaur and museum visitor interact.

Dickinson Dinosaur Museum

Great place to take the kids or just yourself for an afternoon visit. They have this awesome "sand box" with a topographical map projected onto it, and as you move the sand the map updates in real time. I had more fun with it than the kids!

[Olivia L., 08/29/2019]
Dickinson Dinosaur Museum

The Dickinson Dinosaur Museum is now open year-round and features some impressive dinosaur displays, with new exhibits coming in the autumn of 2017.

[Passing through ND, 06/29/2017]


Dinosaur Statues

Outside of the Dakota Dinosaur Museum there are a couple of great dinosaur statues: a life-size Triceratops and a welded-metal Pachycephalosaurus. Unfortunately, the museum itself is a bit of a letdown. They do have a pretty impressive mineral collection though.

[BS Meyer, 09/16/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Young Teddy RooseveltYoung Teddy Roosevelt, Dickinson, ND - < 1 mi.
Ukrainian Cultural InstituteUkrainian Cultural Institute, Dickinson, ND - 1 mi.
Enchanted HighwayEnchanted Highway, Regent, ND - 10 mi.
In the region:
Pheasants on the Prairie: Enchanted Highway, Regent, ND - 28 mi.

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