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6 of 11 Types of North Dakota Recreational Facilities--Museums
Ivan Gillis
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North Dakota Museums

 

Name

Town/City

County

Region

Type

Summary

Bagg Bonanza Farm

Mooreton

Richland

Southeast

Farm

Historic bonanza farm buildings and machinery

Barnes County History Museum

Valley City

Barnes

Southeast

Local history

Operated by the Barnes County Historical Society[1][2]

Billings County Museum

Medora

Billings

Southwest

Local history

Located in the former county courthouse, operated by the Billings County Historical Society[3]

Bismarck State CollegeGalleries

Bismarck

Burleigh

Southwest

Art

Elsa Forde Gallery in Schafer Hall, and Gannon Gallery in the library[4]

Bonanzaville U.S.A.

West Fargo

Cass

Southeast

Open air

Includes over 40 buildings on 12 acres (49,000 m2), historic aircraft, automobiles, horse-drawn vehicles, farm equipment, museums on law enforcement, medicine, telephones, firefighting, and period stores and houses

Bottineau County Historical Museum

Bottineau

Bottineau

North Central

Local history

[5]

Bowdon Centennial Museum

Bowdon

Wells

North Central

Local history

[6]

Buckstop Junction

Bismarck

Burleigh

Southwest

Open air

website, historic village on 20 acres, operated by the Missouri Valley Historical Society

Buffalo Trails Museum

Epping

Williams

Northwest

Multiple

website, includes a homesteader's log cabin, dentist's office, photograph gallery, library, and the original Stevens country school

Camp Hancock State Historic Site

Bismarck

Burleigh

Southwest

Military

History of the mid 19th century infantry post, also local history

Cavalier County Museum

Langdon

Cavalier

Northeast

Local history

Operated by the Cavalier County Historical Society

Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

Medora

Billings

Southwest

Historic house

Late 19th century period house

Children's Museum at Yunker Farm

Fargo

Cass

Southeast

Children's

website

Coleman Museum

Ellendale

Dickey

South Central

Local history

Operated by the Ellendale Historical Society[7]

Dakota Buttes Museum

Hettinger

Adams

Southwest

Local history

[8]

Dakota Dinosaur Museum

Dickinson

Stark

Southwest

Natural history

Fossils and dinosaur replicas, rocks, minerals and meteorites

Dakota Territory Air Museum

Minot

Ward

Northwest

Aviation

Civilian and military aircraft, photos and memorabilia

Dickey County Heritage Center

Oakes

Dickey

Southeast

Local history

Operated by the Dickey County Historical Society[9]

Dickinson Museum Center

Dickinson

Stark

Southwest

Multiple

Includes Joachim Regional Museum with local history and art exhibits, Pioneer Machinery Museum, and the open air Prairie Outpost Park with historic village buildings

Dickinson State University Art Gallery

Dickinson

Stark

Southwest

Art

Located on the lower level of Klinefelter Hall[10]

Divide County Museum

Crosby

Divide

Northwest

Open air

Pioneer village including two churches, a schoolhouse, print shop, general store, sawmill, blacksmith shop, baker and a bank

Douglas Centennial Museum

Douglas

Ward

Northwest

Local history

Open by appointment[11]

Dunn County Historical Museum

Dunn Center

Dunn

Southwest

Local history

website, themes include American Indian, Western, farm machinery, religious, military, children's artifacts, household items, clothing, photographs and furniture

Eddy County Museum

New Rockford

Eddy

North Central

Local history

Includes school, church and depot with historic furnishings and exhibits, operated by the Eddy County Historical Society[12]

Elgin Museum

Elgin

Grant

Southwest

Railroad

Open by appointment, located in a historic depot[13]

Emmons County Museum

Linton

Emmons

Southwest

Local history

Operated by the Emmons County Historical Society, includes schoolroom display, saddles, tack, children's furniture, toys, clothing, household items, military items[14][15]

Empire Arts Center

Grand Forks

Grand Forks

Northeast

Art

 

Enderlin Museum

Enderlin

Ransom

Southeast

Local history

website

Fargo Air Museum

Fargo

Cass

Southeast

Aviation

 

Flickertail Village Museum

Stanley

Mountrail

Northwest

Open air

[16]

Former Governors' Mansion

Bismarck

Burleigh

Southwest

Historic house

1893 period mansion, home to 20 governors

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site

Abercrombie

Richland

Southeast

Military

Restored fort and museum

Fort Abraham Lincoln

Mandan

Morton

Southwest

Multiple

Includes visitor center exhibits about the fort and Mandan tribe, On-A-Slant Indian Village, 1870s period Custer House

Fort Buford State Historic Site

Williston

Williams

Northwest

Military

Restored fort and museum

Fort Mandan

Washburn

McLean

Northwest

Military

Reconstructed stockade fort

Fort Ransom State Park

Fort Ransom

Ransom

Southeast

Multiple

Includes visitor center displays about 19th-century sodbusters and of the Mound Builders, and two homesteader farms

Fort Seward

Jamestown

Stutsman

South Central

Local history

website, includes artifacts from archaeological digs at the site of the fort[17]

Fort Stevenson State Park

Garrison

McLean

Northwest

Military

Includes Fort Stevenson Guardhouse Interpretive Center, a replica of the original military guardhouse with artifacts, memorabilia, and history of Fort Stevenson and the Missouri River[18]

Fort Totten State Historic Site

Fort Totten

Benson

Northeast

Military

Restored fort and Lake Region Pioneer Daughters Museum

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Williston

Williams

Northwest

History

Fur trading post with seasonal living history presentations

Foster County Museum

Carrington

Foster

South Central

Local history

[19][20]

Frontier Fort and Wildlife Museum

Jamestown

Stutsman

South Central

Multiple

RV campsite with museum, includes wildlife mounts, American Indian exhibits, agricultural artifacts, local and regional history[21][22]

Frontier Museum

Williston

Williams

Northwest

Open air

Open by appointment, includes a rural church, house, depot, country school, depot taxi, displays from the 20s through the 50s[23]

Frontier Village

Jamestown

Stutsman

South Central

Open air

Re-created prairie town of 24 buildings, includes art gallery and Louis L'AmourWriter's Shack[24]

Gateway to Science

Bismarck

Burleigh

South Central

Science

website, hands-on science center

Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site

Walhalla

Pembina

Northeast

Historic house

Mid-19th century fur trading post and house

Goose River Heritage Center Museum

Mayville

Traill

Northeast

Local history

Period displays, open seasonally[25]

Grand Forks Historical Society

Grand Forks

Grand Forks

Northeast

Open air

website, complex includes Myra Museum of local history, 1900 period Thomas D. Campbell House, a Lustron house, a post office/general store, and a schoolhouse

Grassy Butte Post Office

Grassy Butte

McKenzie

Northwest

Local history

Ukrainian-type log building formerly used as a post office, open in summer

Griggs County Museum

Cooperstown

Griggs

Northeast

Local history

website

Hampden History Museum

Hampden

Ramsey

North Central

Local history

[26]

Hatton-Eielson Museum

Hatton

Traill

Northeast

Historic house

Boyhood home of polar aviator Carl Ben Eielson, also displays of city and area history

Hawk Museum

Wolford

Pierce

North Central

Agriculture

website, antique tractors, farm equipment and implements[27]

Heritage Park Museum

Garrison

McLean

Northwest

Open air

Includes a train depot, country school, country church, telephone office, two fully furnished homestead houses, and a log cabin[18]

Hettinger County Historical Society Museum

Regent

Hettinger

Southwest

Local history

[28][29]

James Memorial Art Center

Williston

Williams

Northwest

Art

Community art center

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Stanton

Mercer

Northwest

Native American

Includes museum, sites of Northern Plains Indians villages, reconstructed earth lodge

Lake County Historical Society Pioneer Village and Museum

Kenmare

Ward

Northwest

Open air

22 buildings on 5 acres, operated by the Lake County Historical Society[30][31]

Lake Region Heritage Center

Devils Lake

Ramsey

North Central

Local history

Displays include a pioneer doctor's room, the original federal courtroom, an early law office, a barber shop, a dentist office and Native American beadwork, also art exhibits

LaMoure County Museum

LaMoure

LaMoure

South Central

Local history

[32][33]

Larimore Community Museum

Larimore

Grand Forks

Northeast

Local history

[34]

Lewis and Clark Trail Museum

Alexander

McKenzie

Northwest

Local history

Exhibits include Lewis and Clark Expedition diorama, antiques and period displays, cars, machinery, homestead artifacts[35]

Lidgerwood Community Museum

Lidgerwood

Richland

Southeast

Local history

[36]

Litchville Community Museum

Litchville

Barnes

Northwest

Local history

[37]

Logan County Historical Society

Napoleon

Logan

Northwest

Open air

[38]

Ludwig and Christina Welk Homestead

Strasburg

Emmons

Southwest

Historic house

Turn-of-the-20th-century farmhouse and birthplace of orchestra leader Lawrence Welk

Makoti Threshers Museum

Makoti

Ward

Northwest

Open air

Open by appointment, pioneer village, and transportation and farm equipment, including steam engines, kerosene and gasoline tractors, crawlers, road building equipment, wagons, sawmill, farm equipment, stationary engines, cars, trucks, and firefighting equipment[39]

Manfred Heritage Museum

Manfred

Wells

North Central

Open air

[40][41]

Manvel Museum

Manvel

Grand Forks

Northeast

Local history

[42]

Maury Wills Museum

Fargo

Cass

Southeast

Biographical

Life of baseball player Maury Wills, located at Newman Outdoor Field

McLeod Museum Complex

McLeod

Ransom

Southeast

Open air

website, includes local history museum in a church, one room schoolhouse, depot, homestead house, fire hall, farm machinery, operated by the McLeod Preservation Historical Society

McHenry Railroad Loop

McHenry

Foster

North Central

Railroad

End-of-the-line turn-around railroad loop, train rides and museum

McKenzie County Heritage Park

Watford City

McKenzie

Northwest

Open air

[43]

McLean County Historical Society Museums

Washburn

McLean

Northwest

Multiple

website, complex includes main museum with local history, natural history and culture exhibits, Former McLean County Courthouse with period room and business displays, a schoolhouse, cabin and Sioux ferry boat

Melzer Museum

Woodworth

Stutsman

Northwest

Medical

Historic doctor's office, includes American Indian photography[44]

Memorial Union Gallery at North Dakota State University

Fargo

Cass

Southeast

Art

Changing special exhibits and displays from its collection of 20th and 21st-century art, including works by Andy WarholJudy ChicagoPablo PicassoFritz ScholderJames Rosenquist, and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith[45]

Mercer County Historical Museum

Beulah

Mercer

Northwest

Local history

[46]

Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum

Wimbledon

Barnes

South Central

Railroad

Historic depot, exhibits about the Midland Continental Railroad and local singer Peggy Lee

Minnewaukan Museum

Minnewaukan

Benson

Northwest

Local history

[47]

Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center

Williston

Williams

Northwest

Local history

Exhibits on the geography, geology, and history of the area

National Buffalo Museum

Jamestown

Stutsman

South Central

History

website, cultural and historical significance of the North American bison in Plains culture, includes live buffalo, located at the Frontier Village

Norseman Museum

Tioga

Williams

Northwest

Local history

[48]

North American Game Warden Museum

Dunseith

Rolette

North Central

Law enforcement

Located in the International Peace Garden, work of game wardens and conservation officers

North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame

Medora

Billings

Southwest

American West

website, history and culture of the American West, including cowboys, Native Americans, ranching and rodeo

North Dakota Firefighters Museum

Garrison

McLean

Northwest

Firefighting

website

North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame

Garrison

McLean

Northwest

Sports

Housed at North Country Marine & Motorsports, includes photos, fishing gear and equipment[49]

North Dakota Heritage Center

Bismarck

Burleigh

Southwest

History

Official state history museum

North Dakota Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Washburn

McLean

Northwest

History

Lewis and Clark Expedition in the state, area fur trade and agriculture

North Dakota Maritime Museum

Devils Lake

Ramsey

North Central

Military

U.S. Navy uniforms, posters, medals, photos, hats, memorabilia, most from World War II[50][51]

North Dakota Museum of Art

Grand Forks

Grand Forks

Northeast

Art

Collections include contemporary Native American and international art

North Dakota State Capitol

Bismarck

Burleigh

Southwest

History

Guided tours only

North Dakota State Railroad Museum

Mandan

Morton

Southwest

Railroad

website

Northern Lights Art Gallery

Mayville

Traill

Northeast

Art

Non-profit regional art gallery[52]

Northwest Art Center

Minot

Ward

Northwest

Art

website, part of Minot State University, two galleries host exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists

Northwood Pioneer Museum

Northwood

Grand Forks

Northeast

Local history

[53]

Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum

Minot

Ward

Northwest

Transportation

History of transportation in the American West including railroads, automobiles, buses and aviation

Ox Cart Trails Historical Society Museum

Drayton

Pembina

Northeast

Local history

website

Paul Broste Rock Museum

Parshall

Mountrail

Northwest

Geology

website, rocks and minerals

Pembina County Historical Museum

Cavalier

Pembina

Northeast

Agriculture

[54][55]

Pembina State Museum

Pembina

Pembina

Northeast

Local history

Area cultural and natural history

Pfennig Wildlife Museum

Beulah

Mercer

Northwest

Natural history

Animal mounts from around the world[56]

Pioneer Heritage Center at Icelandic State Park

Cavalier

Pembina

Northeast

Open air

 

Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County

Watford City

McKenzie

Northwest

Local history

Located in the Long X Trading Post Visitor Center[57]

Pioneer Trails Museum

Hanks

Williams

Northwest

Local history

[58][59]

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

Bowman

Bowman

southwest

Local history

website

Plains Art Museum

Fargo

Cass

Southeast

Art

Collections include contemporary, Native American and folk art

Plaza Community Museum

Plaza

Mountrail

Northwest

Local history

[60]

Prairie Village Museum

Rugby

Pierce

North Central

Open air

website, includes pioneer village, classic cars, antique tools, farm equipment and implements, antique guns, household items, Native American and Eskimo artifacts, wildlife displays, Scandinavian heritage exhibit

Railroad Museum of Minot

Minot

Ward

Northwest

Railroad

Railroad cars, equipment, uniforms, memorabilia[61][62]

Ransom County Historical Museum

Fort Ransom

Ransom

Southeast

Open air

website, includes flour mill, historic house, one room schoolhouse, pioneer dam, local history and period room displays

Ray Opera House Museum

Ray

Williams

Northwest

Local history

Exhibits include musical instruments, pioneer artifacts and African artifacts[63]

Renville County Museum

Mohall

Renville

Northwest

Local history

[64]

Richland County Historical Museum

Wahpeton

Richland

Southeast

Local history

[65]

Roger Maris Museum

Fargo

Cass

Southeast

Biographical

Baseball player Roger Maris

Rolette County Historical Society Museum

St. John

Rolette

North Central

Open air

[66]

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site

Cooperstown

Griggs

South Central

Military

Two former missile sites, includes the Oscar-Zero Missile Alert Facility

Rosebud School Museum

Fullerton

Dickey

South Central

School

1901 country school[67]

Ryder Historical Museums

Ryder

Ward

Northwest

Local history

[68]

Sargent County Museum

Forman

Sargent

Southeast

Local history

website

Scandinavian Heritage Park

Minot

Ward

Northwest

Open air

Replica buildings and exhibits about Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland

Schulstad Stone House Museum

Forbes

Dickey

South Central

Historic house

1907 period house, open by appointment[69]

Shimmin Tveit Museum

Forbes

Dickey

South Central

Local history

[70]

Steele County Museum

Hope

Steele

Southeast

Local history

Operated by the Steele County Historical Society

Stump Lake Village Pioneer Museum

Pekin

Nelson

North Central

Open air

website, pioneer village, operated by the Nelson County Historical Society

Stutsman County Memorial Museum

Jamestown

Stutsman

South Central

Local history

website, Arts and Crafts-style Lutz Mansion with period rooms and displays of local history

Taube Museum of Art

Minot

Ward

Northwest

Art

Formerly known as the Minot Art Gallery, area visual art

Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin

Medora

Billings

Southwest

Historic house

Located in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, cabin used by Theodore Roosevelt before he became president

Three Affiliated Tribes Museum

New Town

Mountrail

Northwest

Native American

History and culture of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people[71]

Tofthagen Library and Museum

Lakota

Nelson

North Central

Local history

 

Toy Farmer Museum

LaMoure

LaMoure

South Central

Toy

website, toy farm equipment

Traill County Museum Complex

Hillsboro

Traill

Northeast

Open air

Includes 1897 period Plummer House, log cabin, two buildings with military, school, pioneer and agriculture collections

Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Heritage Center

Belcourt

Rolette

North Central

Native American

website, located on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation

V & R Toy Museum

Kenmare

Ward

Northwest

Toy

Includes farm toys, construction toys, trucks, hand-made toys, buckles, caps, train set and farm scene display, open by appointment[72]

Victorian Dress Museum

Rugby

Pierce

North Central

Textile

Reproduction - prize winning - Victorian style dresses and accessories, located in former church[73]

Walsh County Historical Museum

Minto

Walsh

Northeast

Open air

Includes a trading post, country school, log cabin, complete main street with shops, wildlife displays[74]

Ward County Historical Society Pioneer Village

Minot

Ward

Northwest

Open air

website, located on the North Dakota State Fair Grounds

Wells County Museum

Fessenden

Wells

Northwest

Local history

Open during the Wells County Fair and by appointment[75]

Wimbledon Community Museum

Wimbledon

Barnes

South Central

History

Antiques and period displays[76]

 

Other Sites of Interest

 

San Marcos Memories—disappearing North County San Diego, Ca

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Lake San Marcos—Listing of Vendors and Other Items of Interest to LSM residents

www.lsmdirectory.com

 

Silly Service—38 years of Federal Civil Service Overview (A book in progress)

www.ivanegillis.com

 




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