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Boilers, turbines, generators. We've got it all. We invite you to come check it out. You'll discover there's more to electricity than simply flipping a switch. Tours are free and open to the public, but appointments are required. Please review the following before scheduling a tour.

Important Tour Information

  • Appointments are required for all facilities.
  • Tours are free.
  • Facilities can accommodate no more than 45 people per bus, though larger groups in two or three buses can be scheduled between facilities. (For example, one bus goes to Antelope Valley while the other goes to the Synfuels Plant.)
  • All tour participants must wear close-toed shoes. No sandals, flip-flops or high heels. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed to go inside the power plant, though they are welcome in the model room.
  • Special considerations exist for tours of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah, ND. Please view the GPSP Visitor Tour Guide (PDF). Also note, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the plant site, including the parking lot.

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Facility Information

Antelope Valley Station (ND)

  • A coal-fired electric generating station near Beulah, ND.
  • Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Central Time
  • Appointments are required.

Deer Creek Station (SD)

  • A natural gas-fired electric generating station near Elkton, SD.
  • Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Central Time
  • Appointments are required.

Dry Fork Station (WY)

  • A coal-fired electric generating station near Gillette, WY.
  • Tours are available Monday through Friday (except holidays) during the workday with a scheduled appointment.
  • Appointments are required; please call 307.687.8400.

Great Plains Synfuels Plant (ND)

  • A coal gasification plant near Beulah, ND.
  • Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday (except holidays) at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Central Time
  • Appointments are required.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the plant site, including in the parking lot.

Laramie River Station (WY)

  • A coal-fired electric generating station near Wheatland, WY.
  • Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mountain Time.
  • Appointments are required.

Leland Olds Station (ND)

  • A coal-fired electric generating station near Stanton, ND.
  • Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Central Time.
  • Appointments are required.

Spirit Mound Station (SD)

  • An oil-fired peaking station near Vermillion, SD.
  • Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Central Time.
  • Appointments are required.
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220,000 people

More than 220,000 people have toured Basin Electric facilities since 1982.

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