Explore the great land of North Dakota located all on the State Capital grounds. Explore four galleries, that showcase the history, of today's world mixed with the history of that past.
The North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum is located on the grounds of the State Capital. All accessible by interstate 94, and exit 159, drive south and you arrive at this great location. Admission is free to the public. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. Parking is available on the east side of the building. RV'S and bus parking is located on the south side. The main entrance is next to the Northern Lights Atrium. Wheelchair access is available on the west parking lot. Guest can enjoy the museum store, shop for souvenirs specific to North Dakota. Visitors can also enjoy a light refreshment at the James River Cafe. which is open Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3:30 Pm. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3:30 Pm.
North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum were created to celebrate the 125 years of North Dakota StateHood. It features four galleries. The Galleries, show the history of northern Deokata. It showcases over 1000 artifacts, displays specimen, and host interactive exhibits. The hallways of the galleries are full of history. The center highlights the geological foundations of this great region. See skeletons and fossils up to 6 million years ago. See how this great state landscape came to be. Learn of the early people and Indian Tribes of the region. Feel inspired when participating in yesterday and today's interactive exhibits. Discover and learn of the state archives and history center. Walk the grounds of the capitol building take a leisurely stroll around the capital arboretum trail, with informative plaques along the way. No matter if you are young or well experienced this great place has a history for everyone.