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No stop in Dickinson would be complete without learning the history of the area – and we’re talking history, or better yet, pre-history. It all comes together at the Dickinson Museum Center, where life-sized dinosaurs and an array of fossils are on display. Recreational opportunities await at Heart River Golf Course, Patterson Lake Recreation Area and the West River Community Center, with its water recreation, gymnasiums, racquetball, fitness center, climbing wall, locker rooms, lounge area, tennis courts, playground and track.

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on Map
Dakota Dinosaur Museum 200 W Museum Dr, Dickinson, ND (701) 225-3466 1.06

The 13,400-square-foot museum includes dinosaur skeletons, skulls, and reconstructions, with dozens of displays featuring other fine fossils and minerals.

Dickinson Museum Center 188 W Museum Dr, Dickinson, ND (701) 456-6225 1.08


Theodore Roosevelt Center 291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-2814 2.23

TR Center

West River Community Center 2004 Fairway St., Dickinson, ND (701) 456-2070 2.45

Park & Recreation

Patterson Lake Recreational Area SW of Dickinson, Dickinson, ND (701) 456-2070 13.68

Patterson Lake Recreation Area is located 3 miles west and 1 mile south of Dickinson, ND on old Highway 10, or take Exit 59 off of I-94 South. Recreation activities include boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, camping, picnic areas, playground, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, mountain biking, nature areas and sand volleyball.

Heart River Golf Course 2 miles West of Dickinson on 8th St. SW, Dickinson, ND (701)456-2050 5.65

Golf Course

Dickinson State University Art Gallery 291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-2312 2.23

Drawing and painting courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

Pioneer Machinery Building 188 Museum Drive, Dickinson, ND (701) 456-6225 1.28

The Pioneer Machinery Building features permanent exhibits interpreting early agriculture and ranching methods utilized in the area. The Stark County Historical Society maintains artifacts and exhibits in the Pioneer Machinery Building.

Prairie Outpost Park 188 Museum Drive, Dickinson, ND (701) 456-6225 1.28


Ukrainian Cultural Institute 1221 W. Villard, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-1486 2.66

The Ukrainian Cultural Institute features folk art cultural exhibits, religious displays, and houses a research library.

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on Map
Pizza Ranch 2184 2nd Ave W, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-0008 0.62

Buffet chain offering pizza, fried chicken & classic American sides in an Old West-themed setting.

Upin Thai 27 S Main Ave, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-0799 2.28

Time-tested, no-frills institution preparing traditional Thai dishes with custom spice levels to go.

Jacks 1406 W Villard St, Dickinson, ND (701) 225-5905 2.73

Fast-food chain serving standard American eats such as burgers, fries & milkshakes.

Brickhouse Grill 2 W Villard St, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-9900 2.21

Brick-walled haunt in a century-old building with seasonal American dishes & old-school cocktails.

Don Pedro's Mexican 583 12th St W, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-1841 1.24


JD'S BBQ 789 State Ave, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-2277 3.05


Players Sports Bar & Grill 2050 1st Ave E, Dickinson, ND (701) 483-1733 0.63

A diverse menu is served in a relaxed dining room, while the bar area offers 40 TVs showing sports.

Applebees 289 15th St W, Dickinson, ND (701) 227-8573 0.68

Full-service chain bar & grill providing hearty American eats in an informal setting.

A&W Restaurant 235 Osborn Dr, Dickinson, ND (701) 225-3838 1.1

Fast-food outlet serving up namesake root beer & floats, plus burgers, chicken, hot dogs & fries.

My Place Hotel-Dickinson, ND
2431 3rd Avenue West, North Dakota, 58601, USA
Phone: (701) 483-0300