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.
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 58505
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 58102
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 First Ave. N. Fargo, ND 58108
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 Highway 59 Pembina, ND 58271
Dakota Territory Air Museum
The museum tells and shows rich and varied story of region's aviation history. In addition to a replica of the Wright Flyer, the museum displays military and civilian aircraft from 1903 through the present. There are exhibits, narratives, kiosks, military uniforms, aviation items, memorabilia, paintings, photographs and a gift shop.
100 34th Ave. N.E. Minot, ND 58702
National Buffalo Museum
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 58401
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 Street Medora, ND 58645
Game Warden Museum
The Game Warden 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. Programs are available to children and youth, while visiting the Peace Garden.
International Peace Garden Dunseith, ND 58329
Paul Broste Rock Museum
This unique museum displays rock specimens from all over the world. The museum was a brainchild of Mr. Paul Broste, a local farmer, artist and collector. He acquired only the finest specimens from all over the world. They were cut, ground and polished into spheres and slabs of unimaginable beauty.
508 Main St. N. Parshall, ND 58770
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 Drive Stop 7305 Grand Forks, ND 58202