The little old town that never​ was — but is today!

A historic prairie town built near Bismarck, North Dakota


Buckstop Junction is a historic town established and designed by the Missouri Valley Historical Society, an organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Bismarck, North Dakota, and fostering an appreciation of the past.

Step inside our historic buildings at Buckstop Junction and hear the stories of the people who moved here, built our towns, and homesteaded the prairies of North Dakota. The village offers visitors a feel for the atmosphere of the Missouri River Valley during that time. Our buildings were moved to this site by the Missouri Valley Historical Society for preservation.

Board Members

Mike Knudson (President): 701-223-2962
Bob Colton (Vice President): 701-471-1859
Vonnie Ereth (Secretary): 701-258-9496
Missy Hilsendeger (Treasurer): 701-220-5451

Donations & Visitor Center: Marlette Pittman, , 701-220-6311
Tours: Larry Strand, 701-258-5128
Vintage Shoppe: Judith Fried, 701-471-4605
Membership: Arllis Brown, 701-223-6206
Pioneer Auto Club: John DesRoches, 701-391-0959
Website: Kelly Richard, , 701-595-9930
Chele Koch,, 701-390-6868
Mike Malarkey, 701-258-8327
C.B. “Ike” Aichele, 701-258-6418
Doug Alm, 701-258-4598
Perry Schlosser, 701-220-0467
Victor Wingerter, 701-255-3848

Southeast Corner of
Bismarck Expressway and
East Main Avenue,
Bismarck, ND

Mon - Fri: By Appointment
Sat: 11 AM - 3 PM
Rentals: Year Round



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