April - June 2014 Newsletter

What's Happening: E-News from the Dickinson CVB
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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There is always something going on in Dickinson!  For the most up-to-date and thorough list of events occurring in Dickinson, go to www.visitdickinson.com/events.

If you know of, or are hosting, an event that brings people to Dickinson, let us know and we will add it to our calendar.

room2.jpgHotel Availability

Yes! There are rooms in Dickinson. Room availability is much better than what we have seen in quite some time. Some of the energy workers have either relocated to crew camps, apartment housing, or residential properties, bringing more rooms online for other business or leisure travelers.

Lodging rates have decreased for visitors. If you are a state employee, some of the hotels are honoring state rates again. We do continue to urge consumers to check our website, call in advance, and to call the local front desk phone number to check on and book rooms.

Thinking about your association's annual meeting? The CVB can assist with room rates and finding availability. Visit our Meeting Planning section on the web for more information.

Shannaresized.JPGCVB Welcomes Shervheim

The Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Shanna Shervheim as Administrative Assistant/Communications.
Her duties include handling financial and office records, visitor assistance, statistical data, press releases, and content publications.  
Shanna began her duties at the Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau on May 1.  

2summerhelp.jpgCVB Summer Help

The Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau has geared up for summer and has hired two seasonal employees. Peggy Rixen-Kuntz and Shannon Binstock will welcome this summer’s visitors at the CVB.

Peggy is a true professional in the Visitors Center. Starting at the CVB in the summer of 2000, she has assisted many individuals from all over the country. Peggy is happy to go the extra mile to accommodate all tourists.

Shannon has lived in the Dickinson area for nearly 20 years. She is very knowledgeable about the Dickinson area and is ready to inform visitors about the community with a smile.

Feel free to stop by this summer to visit with Peggy and Shannon. Summer hours are daily from 8:00am-5:00pm.

dickinson_cvb_9258_lr.jpgDakota Dinosaur Museum Celebrates 20 Years

The Dakota Dinosaur Museum is celebrating 20 years this summer season.  As they celebrate their 20th year, the museum is featuring the rare invertebrate fossils of the world. 

Other newer exhibits include a real 8 foot long, 32 million year old, rhinoceros skeleton from North Dakota and a 65 million year old complete Tyrannosaurus Rex hind leg. An ancient rhinoceros skeleton will also be on display.  This skeleton is from an animal called Subhyracodon occidentalis, an 8 foot long animal that lived 32 million years ago in what is now North Dakota.  A complete Subhyracodon skeleton is rarely ever seen in any museum.

The Dakota Dinosaur Museum is open daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm through Labor Day. The museum can be reached at 701-225-DINO or www.dakotadino.com.

museumcenterexhibit.jpgDickinson Museum Center Unveils New Exhibit

Step into the world of the out-of-date at the Dickinson Museum Center this summer at the Joachim Museum’s featured exhibit Obsoletely Entertaining! Objects Once Common, Now Obsolete. Maybe you’ll remember some of the items on display – maybe you won’t; either way, you might learn a thing or two about life offline.

While you’re at the Dickinson Museum Center, kick off your shoes and wander the 12-acre park. You can peek into the past in the historic and reproduction buildings that dot the walkway, have a picnic, or toss a ball with the kids. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, guided tours are available.

At the Joachim Museum, you will also find a large collection of canvas prints reproduced from original negatives. These images are evocative, humorous, and sometimes haunting. All are part of the Museum Center’s Improving Our Photographic Memory photo digitization project. The tens of thousands of images included in the collections came from two prominent studios in Dickinson, both of which were in operation from the late 1800s to about 1980.

Stop by the Dickinson Museum Center to explore the past and relax in the present.


dickinson_cvb_0386_lr.jpgMicrotel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® Earns Award

The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® in Dickinson has been awarded the 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is awarded to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

Congratulations to the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®!

downtowngreattill8.pngDowntown Great ‘til 8

Downtown Dickinson has been a busy place, not just with new businesses, but also with a fun newer celebration. Downtown Great ‘til 8 started last year and takes place the first Thursday of the month. Participating businesses are open from 5pm-8pm to accommodate shoppers and provide them with sales and treats. Shoppers are also entered for a chance to win $225 in cash prizes.

Downtown Great 'til 8 will not be occurring in July and will resume in August.

For more information, contact Cami at 701-483-7216.

aliveat52.jpgAlive @ 5

Summertime comes alive each Thursday evening in downtown Dickinson from 5:00pm to 7:30pm with free live music, scrumptious food, beverages, children's activities, street vendors, and more.

Like Alive @ 5 on Facebook and visit them at www.downtowndickinson.com

BACmovie.jpgOutdoor Family Movie Night

The Biesiot Activities Center (BAC) hosted 2014's first Outdoor Family Movie Night on Tuesday, June 25 and a second is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22.
The BAC will show Free Birds, rated PG, on July 22 at 7:30pm on the Hawk Vision Video Board. Individuals are encouraged to bring blankets and sit on Fisher Field or to utilize bleacher seating to watch the film. Concessions will be open and available for purchase during the event. No outside food or drinks are permitted in the facility.
For more information on the Outdoor Family Movie Night, contact Ben Shroyer at 701-483-1918. 

UkrainianFestival.jpgNorth Dakota Ukrainian Festival

The 2014 North Dakota Ukrainian Festival is right around the corner. The event will occur July 16-20 at various locations in Dickinson and Belfield.

The year's activities include educational seminars, liturgies, ethnic meals, and entertainment. Festival Friday will be held at Dickinson State University and performing Saturday afternoon will be the North Dakota Ukrainian Dance Association's Summer Camp Concert.

For more information, call 701-483-1486 or go to www.ucitoday.org.  

ndtourismannualreport.jpgND Tourism Annual Report

North Dakota Tourism's 2013 Annual Report has been released. The report highlights the efforts of Tourism's program areas, provides results of research and sales efforts, and gives information on services and growth in the industry. View the report here. Contact Tammy Backhaus with questions at 701-328-2526 or tbackhaus@nd.gov.

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Contact Us
Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau
72 E. Museum Dr.
Dickinson, ND 58601
Terri Thiel
Executive Director

Julie Obrigewitsch
Sales Coordinator

Shanna Shervheim
Administrative Assistant
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