Geographical Center of North America

Geographical Center of North America

​​The modest monument marking the Geographical Center of North America is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and North Dakota Highway 3 in Rugby, North Dakota. And, less than a tenth of a mile from the monument, you'll find Prairie Village Museum.

Prairie Village Museum

With 20 historic buildings arranged around a quaint village square and 6 exhibit halls filled with everything from Native America artifacts to antique cars, visitors are consistently impressed with Prairie Village Museum.


Best museum we've seen!

Jim & Sharon A., full-time RVers, Lawrence, Kansas


First Class!

 Henk A., Eindhoven, Netherlands 



Gary & Rena B., Liberty Township, Ohio​



Baylee G., Rolette, North Dakota


Totally wicked!

One of the Sharp family kids, Caro, Montana

Geocashing alert

​Geocachers have wonderful cache to find near Prairie Village Museum and at couple of other locations in Rugby.

​Souvenirs & travel info

Museum gift shop carries Geographical Center souvenirs. And our staff is happy to provide information about the many attractions in our region.​

Area Attractions

Geographical Center of North America Monument & Prairie Village Museum
are just two of many exciting places to explore in Rugby area.

Local att​ractions
Regional attractions
  • Victorian Dress Museum  Victorian-style dresses displayed in historic church. Tours by appointment, 701-776-2189.

  • Northern Lights Tower  Sculpture inspired by northern lights, flower gardens, picnic shelter & playground adjacent to Prairie Village Museum.

  • Ellery Park  Pretty park with picnic area, restrooms, playground & bandstand. One mile from Prairie Village Museum.

  • Historic buildings  Pierce County Courthouse, Rugby Train Depot, Rugby Post Office, and Anderson Funeral Home.

  • ​Niewoehner Bell Tower  30-foot tower made up of 15 bells collected from churches, schools, the Rugby Fire Department, and a Great Northern locomotive.


  • Rugby Golf Course  Beautiful 9-hole golf course. 701-662-2408

  • Walking path & nature park  Stretch your legs 3-mile paved walking path in a 26-acre nature park.

For more information contact


102 Hwy 2 SE, Ste A

Rugby, ND 58368

 Plan your trip!


Active-duty military families

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