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Camp Hancock State Historic Site

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Address: 612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0612
Phone Number: +1 701-328-2666
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There is some interesting history here

It's free admission and interesting history. There is a volunteer who seems to know a lot the area and is very friendly and helpful with answering your questions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
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Hillsboro, Texas
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Hillsboro, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

It's free admission and interesting history. There is a volunteer who seems to know a lot the area and is very friendly and helpful with answering your questions.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This site has been self-guided every time I have visited. It has an old steam locomotive, a carpenter-Gothic-style church that has been moved in, and the old weather bureau building, which I believe was a former officer's quarters at the fort. The church is still used for weddings.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The premises house several historical buildings from different eras in the town's history, and it is a free historical attraction in Bismarck. Park nearby, come here and read the info plaques, and go have a cup of coffee at a nearby downtown cafe.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

The most fascinating aspect of this site is the outside map showing all of the buildings that no longer sit on the site. The site could certainly benefit from additional effort to explain these buildings and their purposes, perhaps through a short trail across the grounds with explanatory placards. The remaining buildings are interesting, particularly the church, but that does... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Enjoyed the do-it-yourself, free tour reading the placards. History abounded in the early settlement of Bismarck: the Northern Pacific Locomotive #2164, the Weather Station and the first non-Catholic church. A free museum inside the weather station.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

If you like History, and get a feel of stepping back in time, take a moment to drive out to the south of mandan and learn and walk in the footsteps of the mandan indians as well as custers forts....good deal

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

Pros: Interesting history of the first settlement in the Bismarck area, with plenty of weather history as the site was used by the National Weather Service for around 45 years. Cons: Small, musty, and not run by anyone. Just walk in and read the signs. Only takes about 15-20 minutes to go through.

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Bismarck, nd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

I was a nice visit to the begining of Bismarck with the church and a little museum. I was free to visit and there was a guide when we were there.

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