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Center, North Dakota: Scientific Center of North America Team Field Report

1655 38th Ave. SW, Center, ND
North of town. On the west side of ND-48/38th Ave. SW, either 4.5 miles north of ND-25 or five miles south of ND-200.
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Scientific Center of North America

Algorithmically calculated official center of the continent is 4.4 miles north of town, marked in 2018 with a sign, flags, picnic tables, and a boulder. Report... [07/31/2020]

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Scientific Center of North America

It's a bit of a walk from the entrance. Treacherous in the snow.

[Sandi Gilpin, 03/13/2023]

Scientific Center of North America.

Scientific Center of North America

The monument is in a farm field on Rte 48, four miles north of Center, North Dakota. There's a picnic table and a maintained path out to the monument.

[Becky Gregory, 07/31/2020]

This was declared the Center in 2017 by Peter Rogerson, a geography professor at SUNY in Buffalo, New York. In June 2018 a large rock was placed atop the Center, as well as flags of Mexico, Canada, and the USA, and of course a sign.

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Hazel Miner's MemorialHazel Miner's Memorial, Center, ND - 4 mi.
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Paddle-Wheel Sioux FerryPaddle-Wheel Sioux Ferry, Washburn, ND - 15 mi.
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Four-Headed Thunderbird Statue, Bismarck, ND - 33 mi.

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