North Dakota is an impressive state with rolling prairies, majestic badlands and abundant wildlife. It’s also a state with exciting cities, excellent fine dining, great places to stay and casino nightlife. Water parks, amusement parks and state parks offer endless entertainment for families and the young-at-heart.
Our legendary past is yours to experience. You can follow the Lewis & Clark Trail along the mighty Missouri River. Immerse yourself in history – from dinosaurs to tractors – at the Heritage Center on the Capitol Grounds in Bismarck. Delight in the numerous antique and artisan shops in our rural areas.
Cultural diversity has shaped who we are in North Dakota. You can hear it in the beat of a pow wow drum, or see it in the swirl of a Ukrainian dancing dress. North Dakota is home to one of the largest powwows in the nation – The United Tribes International Powwow held each September. The largest Scandinavian festival in North America – Norsk Hostfest – also calls North Dakota home and was named to the Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association in 2004.
The Maah Daah Hey Trail in western North Dakota was named one of eight national EPIC rides by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Sports Illustrated Women magazine named the trail to its Top 18 Hot Spots. The trail is located in North Dakota’s famous Badlands, snagging and jagging through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The International Peace Garden, marking a peaceful relationship between Canada and the United States, is located in North Dakota and represents the world’s longest unfortified border between two countries. You’ll discover breath-taking floral gardens, an impressive interpretive center, and the exquisite Peace Chapel with quotations from “people of peace” etched in the limestone walls.
North Dakota has 63 wildlife refuges, more than any other state. This translates into abundant opportunities for watching, photographing, tracking or hunting everything from sandhill cranes to mule deer to coyote.
You can fish North Dakota all year long! Like open-water angling for walleye on the Missouri River. Like trophy northern pike at ice-out on Lake Sakakawea, Lake Oahe and Devils Lake. You’ll find trout, lunker white bass, catfish, jumbo perch and Chinook salmon…all in North Dakota.
A day trip from anywhere in North Dakota will show you that North Dakota is a great place to live, work and play.
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North Dakota Department of Parks & Recreation
North Dakota Department of Tourism