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Dakota Dinosaur Museum, Dickinson

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Badlands Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson, North Dakota, United States, reopened on May 17, 2016, after over twenty years operating as Dakota Dinosaur Museum. It is part of the museum complex at Dickinson Museum Center.

The 13,400-square-foot (1,240 m2) museum includes dinosaur skeletons, skulls, and reconstructions, with dozens of displays featuring other fine fossils and minerals. Notable exhibits include international award-winning feathered dinosaur models, a complete Triceratops skull, an articulated hadrosaur arm with mummified skin, and full standing mounts of Allosaurus and Albertosaurus.
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  • Oh My Goodness, what an excellent place to visit and spend time looking at everything. The museum was laid out great for no bigger than it is. We do highly recommend this to anyone interested in the.....  more
    Oh My Goodness, what an excellent place to visit and spend time looking at everything. The museum was laid out great for no bigger than it is. We do highly recommend this to anyone interested in the.....  more »
  • My husband and I were on a road trip and we were in Dickinson for a few days. We decided on an afternoon out of the sun and we chose this museum. The museum is a mixture of dinosaur artifacts... 
    My husband and I were on a road trip and we were in Dickinson for a few days. We decided on an afternoon out of the sun and we chose this museum. The museum is a mixture of dinosaur artifacts...  more »
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  • Loved this museum, and it is a great stop for individuals and families. Admission was reasonable for what is offered (our senior admission was $6 each). Lots of dinosaur bones, fossils, skeletal casts, and even a working lab where they process the bones and fossils. There is also a little frontier village on the property. Also a nice display of rooms of homes from various decades from. 1900 through the '50s. Very professionally done, the displays were very well-presented. A great little museum with lots to see. There is a dinosaur exploration room for children in the museum, and some "please touch" fossilized bones for everyone.
  • Can't believe we spent as much time as we did here. Great collection of rocks / gems + dinosaur fossils/casts. Teen daughters liked using the microscope to look at different items. I personally liked the triceratops exhibit and the rocks / gems that had listed where they originated from. Wasn't busy when we were there, so it was nice to be able to take your time. They do have some out buildings you can tour, but the tour had been canceled for the day. Cool exhibit that is worth a couple hours of your time.

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