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Community Development

Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation Interpretive Center

MHA Interpretive Center front.

Explore the history, experience the culture of the Three Affiliated Tribes

Overlooking the riverscape, this living museum reveals the integral role the river plays in the story of the Great MHA Nation. Through both permanent and temporary exhibitions and other special events, travelers will find multiple opportunities to experience the Tribes’ culture and oral traditions.



Construction Management

Design build

MHA Nation Interpretive Center

Celebrating past, present, and future along the Missouri River

The campus features a 500-seat outdoor amphitheater nestled next to a beautiful three-story building. On the main level visitors will encounter a 7,577 sq. ft. museum area, interactive kiosks, coffee and gift shops, and a 250-seat conference space with demonstration rooms. Traditional meals will be prepared in a state-of-the-art kitchen for special events. Visitors can enjoy the rooftop gardens and observation areas on the top floor. The lower level houses ten administrative offices and archive rooms for the permanent collection.

Not only is this a project of historical significance, it employs sustainable design, technology, and building practices to minimize its impact on the environment.

MHA Nation Interpretive Center
MHA Nation Interpretive Center amphitheater


MHA Nation

Project Manager

Nate Lillemon


New Town, ND


45,129 sq ft

Construction Schedule

20 months