Dickey County Heritage Center

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The Dickey County Historical Society manages the Dickey County Heritage Center, the Dickey County Historical Park and the Stage Coach Historic Sign in Oakes. The Dickey County Heritage Center is a three-story building filled with exhibits of an 1880s dental office, doctor's office, military history room, 1900s prairie kitchen, antique farm tool display, vintage wringer washing machine collection, 1950s Western Bell Telephone station and a complete collection of the local Oakes Times newspaper dating back to 1906 to the present day.  

The Dickey County Historical Park on the west side of town includes an early 1900s Soo Line caboose, Bear Creek Climax schoolhouse, a 1891 Methodist church, a 1909 Security Bridge Company bridge and a Soo Line train depot. The Dickey County Historical Society was granted an official charter in February 1975 by the North Dakota Secretary of State. 

Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Top Features
  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round
All Features
  • Open Year 'Round
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Group and private tours are also available by appointment. Historical park available for private event functions. Tour and event contacts: 701-710-1481 or 701-710-0861
Guest Information
  • Family-Friendly