8 Stops on North Dakota Dinosaur Tour
Discover North Dakota's prehistoric past with these fossil sites and dino attractions. Click here for information on fossil digs in North Dakota.
North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum
Fossil exhibits here trace the history of life in North Dakota from about 90 million years ago to present day. View the Corridor of Time and learn about North Dakota’s prehistoric background through exhibits like Dakota the Dino-Mummy, the Mosasaur, a Paleocene Era Pond Exhibit, Mastodon and Bison latifrons skull.
Long X Visitors Center
While excavating a prehistoric crocodile remains, a huge, beautifully preserved petrified tree stump was discovered still in growth position. After the rock was removed from around the stump it was determined to be nine feet in diameter and eight feet tall – the largest petrified tree stump ever seen in North Dakota.
Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Medora Ranger District Office
Sixty-million-year-old crocodile remains from the famous Wannagan Creek fossil site on U.S. Forest Service administered land near Medora are featured in this small exhibit in the Medora Ranger District Office in Dickinson.
161 21st St. West Dickinson, ND 58601
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
The museum debunks the myth that horses did not inhabit North America until they were introduced by the Spaniards during the early days of conquest. See for yourself and view the skeleton of the 30-million-year-old horse, Mesohippus, proving horses are indigenous to North America.
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum and Paleontology Department
This regional research and repository for history from within 100 miles of Bowman is active in archaeological and paleontological research and houses preservation collections relating to North Dakota history. The museum also showcases local artists and traveling displays and sponsors guest speakers.