• Earth Lodge Village: Earth lodges are the centrepiece of a new Three Affiliated Tribes effort to bring tourists to the Fort Berthold reservation. MHA Nation Tourism offers overnight stays in the six earth lodges, teepee encampment sites and two log cabins. Near New Town.
• Roughrider Hotel: After undergoing renovations, this historic hotel now has 68 additional guestrooms, conference facilities and a new fine dining restaurant. Medora.
• Ruby Ranch & Roughrider Outfitters: A family-run ranch in the Badlands, specializing in motorbike, horseback and mountain biking. Visitors can also work with livestock, hike and hunt in the Badlands, adjacent to the Maah Daah Hey Trail.
• Theodore Roosevelt National Park: Outstanding wildlife viewing; scenic loop passes coal veins, prairie dog towns and Badlands. Medora and Watford City.
• Fort Mandan: Full-sized reconstruction of the fort that was the winter home of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1805. Washburn.
• Bonanzaville, U.S.A.: More than 40 buildings depict life in Red River Valley in late 1800s and early 1900s.
• World’s Largest Scheels Store: 85 specialty shops, park-style Ferris Wheel, hunting, fishing and recreation equipment and Gramma Ginna’s Restaurant. Fargo.
• Chateau de Mores: Circa 1883, this former summer residence of the Marquis family is now a historic museum. The two-storey frame building houses 26 rooms. Medora.
• The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm: Interactive museum with mini-golf, train and carousel rides, children’s gardens, nature trails, picnic areas and playground. Fargo.
• Ronald Regan Minuteman Missile State Historic Sites: Oscar Zero is one of two remaining command centres and 150 missile sites from the mid-1960s. Cooperstown.
• Fossil Digs: Annual public fossil digs take place in the northeast corner of the state near Pembina and in the southwest corner in the Hell Creek Formation (famous for triceratops and T-Rex). Pioneer Trails Regional Museum, Bowman; Public Fossil Dig, Medora; Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. Pembina.
• The International Peace Garden: Straddles the border between North Dakota and Manitoba, boasting more than 150,000 flowers, 9/11 memorial, Peace Chapel, Peace Tower, water features, hiking, camping and birding. Dunseith.
• Grand Cities Art Fest & Rhubarb Festival (June), Grand Forks.
• Fort Seward Wagon Train (June), Jamestown.
• Mandan Rodeo Days (July), Mandan.
• North Dakota State Fair (July), Minot.
• United Tribes International Pow Wow (September), Bismarck.
• Norsk Hostfest (October), Minot.
• Medora: Historic, frontier town with boardwalks, museums, restaurants, gift shops, horseback riding, a pitchfork fondue and the renowned Medora Musical.
• Fort Union National Historic Site: Was the most important fur trading post on upper Missouri River in early-to-mid 1800s. Williston.
• North Dakota Heritage Center: Vast displays of history and culture ranging from an Indian camp to a homesteader’s yard. Bismarck.
• Lewis and Clark Trail: Follow the Lewis and Clark Trail with markers placed near sites where specific events occurred. Sites include Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan; Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn; Fort Union National Historic Site, Williston.
• Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park: Reconstruction of General George Custer’s last home, the central barracks, granary, commissary, stable and the On-A-Slant Indian Village. Mandan.
• Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site: Offers a glimpse of American Plains Indians heritage dating back 11,000 years. Stanton.
• gardendwellers FARM: North Dakota’s largest herb farm features more than 15 varieties of culinary herbs. Picnic, watch birds, take a guided tour or labyrinth walk.
• Pembina River Gorge or Icelandic State Park: See the Gorge via canoe on the Pembina River or bike or hike a local trail. Pembina River is North Dakota’s only “white water river.” Walhalla.
• Black Butte Adventures: Agriculture tours on farms and ranches offer ways to explore the prairie and early settler history. Close to Sawyer.
North Dakota Tourism• Old Red/Old 10 Scenic Byway: Provides opportunities to see how life was for the first settlers. Attractions en route include Fort Lincoln, Dickinson’s Dinosaur Museum and New Salem’s “Salem Sue”.
Did You Know?
State Motto: Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable
State Flower: Wild prairie rose
State Bird: Western meadowlark
Region: MOUNTAIN WEST
America’s Byways: Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway, Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway, Chan SanSan Scenic Byway (James River Valley), Rendezvous Region Backway.
Connecting Flights Via: Minneapolis, Denver, Orlando, Las Vegas, Las Angeles, and Phoenix
Sales Tools: North Dakota Travel Guide, North Dakota Hunting & Fishing Guide, Group Travel Guide, Culture & Heritage Guide.
Info: North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division