List of museums in North Dakota

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This list of museums in North Dakota, United States, is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City Region Type Summary
Bagg Bonanza Farm Mooreton Farm Historic bonanza farm buildings and machinery
Barnes County Historical Society Museum Valley City Southeast Local history information
Billings County Courthouse Museum Medora Southwest Local history information
Bonanzaville U.S.A. West Fargo 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 North Central Local history information
Bowdon Centennial Museum Bowdon North Central Local history information
Buckstop Junction Bismarck Southwest Open air website
Buffalo Trails Museum Epping 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 Southwest Military History of the mid 19th century infantry post, also local history
Cass County Pioneer Village Ayr Southeast Open air information, information, open by appointment
Cavalier County Museum Langdon Northeast Local history Operated by the Cavalier County Historical Society
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site Medora Southwest Historic house Late 19th century period house
Children's Museum at Yunker Farm Fargo Southeast Children's website
Coleman Museum Ellendale South Central Local history website
Dakota Buttes Museum Hettinger Southwest Local history information
Dakota Dinosaur Museum Dickinson Southwest Natural history Fossils and dinosaur replicas, rocks, minerals and meteorites
Dakota Territory Air Museum Minot Northwest Aviation Civilian and military aircraft, photos and memorabilia
Dickey County Heritage Center Oakes Southeast Local history information
Dickinson Museum Center Dickinson 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
Divide County Museum Crosby 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 Northwest Local history information
Dunn County Historical Museum Dunn Center 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 North Central Local history information, includes school, church and depot with historic furnishings and exhibits
Elgin Museum Elgin Southwest Railroad information, open by appointment
Emmons County Museum Linton Southwest Local history information
Fargo Air Museum Fargo Southeast Aviation
Flickertail Village Museum Stanley Northwest Open air information
Former Governors' Mansion Bismarck Southwest Historic house 1893 period mansion, home to 20 governors
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site Abercrombie Military Restored fort and museum
Fort Abraham Lincoln Mandan 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 Northwest Military Restored fort and museum
Fort Mandan Washburn Military Reconstructed stockade fort
Fort Seward Jamestown South Central Local history website, information, includes artifacts from archaeological digs at the site of the fort
Fort Totten State Historic Site Fort Totten Northeast Military Restored fort and Lake Region Pioneer Daughters Museum
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Williston Northwest History Fur trading post with seasonal living history presentations
Foster County Museum Carrington South Central Local history information
Frontier Fort and Wildlife Museum Jamestown South Central Multiple information, wildlife mounts, American Indian exhibits, agricultural artifacts, local and regional history
Frontier Museum Williston Northwest Open air information
Frontier Village, North Dakota Jamestown South Central Open air information, information, re-created prairie town of 24 buildings, includes art gallery and Louis L'Amour Writer's Shack
Gateway to Science Bismarck Southwest Science website
Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site Walhalla Historic house Mid-19th century fur trading post and house
Goose River Heritage Center Museum Mayville Northeast Local history information, period displays, open seasonally
Grand Forks Historical Society Grand Forks Northeast Open air website, complex includes Myra Museum of local history, 1900 period Campbell House, a Lustron house, a post office/general store, and a schoolhouse
Griggs County Museum Cooperstown Northeast Local history website
Hampden History Museum Hampden North Central Local history information
Hatton-Eielson Museum Hatton Northeast Historic house website, boyhood home of polar aviator Carl Ben Eielson
Hawk Museum Rugby North Central Agriculture website, information, antique tractors, farm equipment and implements
Heritage Park Museum Garrison Northwest Open air information
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Stanton Native American Includes museum, sites of Northern Plains Indians villages, reconstructed earth lodge
Lake County Historical Museum Kenmare Northwest Open air information
Lake Region Heritage Center Devils Lake North Central Local history website, information
Lake Region Heritage House Museum Devils Lake North Central Historic house information, 1910 period home
Lake Region Maritime Museum Devils Lake North Central Military website
LaMoure County Museum Grand Rapids South Central Local history information, information
Larimore Community Museum Larimore Northeast Local history information
Lewis and Clark Trail Museum Alexander Northwest Local history website, exhibits include Lewis and Clark Expedition diorama, antiques and period displays, cars, machinery, homestead artifacts
Lidgerwood Community Museum Lidgerwood Northwest Local history information
Litchville Community Museum Litchville Northwest Local history information
Logan County Historical Society Napoleon Northwest Open air information
Ludwig and Christina Welk Homestead Strasburg Historic house Turn-of-the-20th-century farmhouse and birthplace of orchestra leader Lawrence Welk
Makoti Threshers Museum Napoleon Northwest Open air information, 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
Manfred Heritage Museum Harvey North Central Local history information
Manvel Museum Manvel Northeast Local history information
Maury Wills Museum Fargo Southeast Biographical website, information, baseball player Maury Wills, located at Newman Outdoor Field
McLeod Museum Complex McLeod Southeast Open air website, includes local history museum in a church, one room schoolhouse, depot, homestead house, fire hall, farm machinery
McHenry Railroad Loop McHenry North Central Railroad End-of-the-line turn-around railroad loop, train rides and museum
McLean County Historical Society Museums Washburn Northwest Multiple website, complex includes main museum with local history, natural history and culture exhibits, original museum with period room and business displays, a schoolhouse, cabin and Sioux ferry boat
Melzer Museum Woodworth Northwest Medical information
Mercer County Historical Museum Beulah Northwest Local history information
Minnewaukan Museum Minnewaukan Northwest Local history information
Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center Williston Northwest Local history
National Buffalo Museum Jamestown South Central History website, cultural and historical significance of the North American bison
Norseman Museum Tioga Northwest Local history information
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Medora Southwest Hall of fame - Cowboy
North Dakota Firefighters Museum Garrison Northwest Firefighting information
North Dakota Heritage Center Bismarck Southwest History Official state history museum
North Dakota Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Washburn History Lewis and Clark Expedition in the state, area fur trade and agriculture
North Dakota Museum of Art Grand Forks Northeast Art
North Dakota State Capitol Bismarck Southwest History Guided tours only
North Dakota State Railroad Museum Mandan Railroad website
Northwest Art Center Minot Northwest Art website, part of Minot State University
Northwood Pioneer Museum Northwood Northeast Local history information
Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum Minot Northwest Transportation
Ox Cart Trails Historical Society Museum Drayton Northeast Local history information, website
Paul Broste Rock Museum Parshall Northwest Geology website
Pembina County Museum Cavalier Northeast Agriculture website
Pembina State Museum Pembina Northeast Local history Area cultural and natural history
Pfennig Wildlife Museum Beulah Northwest Natural history photos, information
Pioneer Heritage Center Cavalier Northeast Open air information, located in Icelandic State Park
Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County Watford City Northwest Local history information, information
Pioneer Trails Museum Hanks Northwest Local history information
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum Bowman Local history website
Plains Art Museum Fargo Southeast Art Collections include contemporary, Native American and folk art
Plaza Community Museum Plaza Northwest Local history information
Prairie Village Museum Rugby 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 Northwest Railroad information
Ransom County Historical Museum Fort Ransom Southeast Open air website, website, includes flour mill, historic house, one room schoolhouse, pioneer dam, local history and period room displays
Ray Opera House Museum Ray Northwest Local history information, exhibits include musical instruments, pioneer artifacts and African artifacts
Reineke Visual Arts Gallery Fargo Southeast Art website, part of North Dakota State University
Renville County Museum Mohall Northwest Local history information
Richland County Historical Museum Wahpeton Southeast Local history information
The Roger Maris Museum Fargo Southeast Biographical Baseball player Roger Maris
Rolette County Historical Society Museum St. John North Central Open air information, photos, information, scroll to listing
Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site Cooperstown South Central Military information, Friends of Oscar-Zero, information, includes control center and silo, opening 2009
Rosebud School Museum Fullerton South Central School information, 1901 country school
Rosebud Visitor Center Valley City Southeast Local history website, information, tourist center that includes local and railroad exhibits
Ryder Historical Museums Ryder Northwest Local history information
Sargent County Museum Forman Southeast Local history website
Scandinavian Heritage Center Minot Northwest Open air website, replica buildings and exhibits about Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland
Schulstad Stone House Museum Forbes South Central Historic house information, 1907 period house, open by appointment
Sheriff's House Devils Lake North Central Historic house website, information, operated by the Lake Region Heritage Center, turn-of-the-20th-century period house
Shimmin Tveit Museum Forbes South Central Local history information
Steele County Historical Museum Hope Southeast Local history website
Stump Lake Village Pioneer Museum Pekin North Central Open air website, pioneer village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum Jamestown South Central Historic house website, Arts and Crafts-style mansion
Taube Museum of Art Minot Northwest Art Formerly known as the Minot Art Gallery, area visual art
Three Tribes Museum New Town Native American website
Tofthagen Library - Museum Lakota North Central Local history website
Toy Farmer Museum LaMoure South Central Toy website, toy farm equipment
Traill County Museum Complex Hillsboro Northeast Open air information, includes 1897 period Plummer House, log cabin, two buildings with military, school, pioneer and agriculture collections
Turtle Mountain Chippewa Indian Heritage Center Belcourt North Central Native American website, located on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
V & R Toy Museum Kenmare Northwest Toy information
Victorian Dress Museum Rugby North Central Textile information
Walsh County Historical Museum Minto Northeast Open air information
Ward County Historical Society Museum Minot Northwest Open air website, information, pioneer village
Wells County Historical Society Fessenden Northwest Local history information, open by appointment
Wimbledon Community Museum Wimbledon South Central History information, antiques and period displays, open by appointment

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