Visitor Information

Hours (all hours are in Mountain Time)

Museum galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MT year round.



$6.00 for Adults

$5.00 for Seniors

$4.00 for Children 3-12 years of age

Children 2 and under are Free.


188 Museum Drive East, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601

From Interstate 94, take exit 61 to Highway 22. Take Highway 22 south to Museum Drive. Follow Museum Drive East to Sims Street. The Dickinson Museum Center is located two blocks southeast of exit 61 on the corner of Sims Street and Museum Drive.

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Museum Center Attractions

Joachim Regional Museum – Art and history exhibits of regional significance.

Badlands Dinosaur Museum and Gift Shop – This museum houses hundreds of rock, mineral, and fossil specimens including a complete Triceratops skull.

Prairie Outpost Park – Five historic and six reproduction buildings in the park east of the museum. The Heritage Pavilion picnic shelter and Ridgeway Church are both available to rent for private events. Free tours are available from Memorial Day until mid-August. Contact the Dickinson Museum Center at 701-456-6225 or for more information.

Pioneer Machinery Building – Exhibits featuring the early ranching and agricultural history of Stark County. CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REMODELING.

Also located nearby:

Dickinson Convention and Visitors Bureau – Get information about local and regional attractions and events. Find a hotel or restaurant, or get maps, brochures, and other travel information. The CVB also provides meeting planning assistance. Open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily throughout the summer (check for winter hours).

Visitor Amenities

  • Public restrooms are available in the Joachim Museum, the Pioneer Machinery Building, and in Prairie Outpost Park (directly west of the Heritage Pavilion picnic shelter). There are also public restrooms available in the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Dinosaur Museum. All are accessible to visitors with disabilities.
  • Picnic tables can be found at various locations throughout the property.
  • Gift shops are located in the Dinosaur Museum, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • An internet kiosk is available to the public at the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • “Mutt Mitts” are available throughout Prairie Outpost Park for those walking their dogs. They are located at four stations along the sidewalk.


Provisions for visitors with disabilities include ramps, and accessible restroom facilities. Service animals are allowed in all public areas of the Dickinson Museum Center. A golf cart is available for individuals who need assistance on the tours of Prairie Outpost Park (ask a tour guide for more information). If additional services are necessary, please ask for assistance at the front desk. Some buildings have limited accessibility.

Museum Rules

For the safety and preservation of our artifacts we ask that you leave all food and drinks outside.
Only service animals are allowed in buildings.
You are welcome to use cameras and camcorders. Please do not use flash photography in the Joachim Museum.
Out of respect for other visitors, please turn cell phones to vibrate or off while in any of the buildings or on tours.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our site. Please help us preserve our history for future visitors.

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