Today we move to the region Andrew and I are most familiar with due to him spending his younger years growing up in this region!
- Camp Hancock State Historic Site: Located along Main Street, this was a military establishment built to protect work gangs and assist in the railroad building.
- Chief Looking’s Village: Historic archeological site with great river views.
- Dakota Zoo: Fun little zoo that will provide a few hours of fun.
- Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site: Site of earth lodge village inhabited by the Mandan Indians.
- Keelboat Park: Riverside trail with replica of keelboat.
- McDowell Dam Recreation Area: Lake area near the dam that also has a nature trail.
- North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum: Beautifully remodeled this building houses several different “wings” of history.
- North Dakota State Capitol: One of the taller state capitol buildings in the US. The views from the top are very nice!
- Steamboat Park: Park along the river that details history of steamboats.
- Lake Metigoshe State Park: Located in the Turtle Mountains near the U.S./Canada border.
- Mystical Horizons: North Dakota’s Stonehenge and a beautiful spot to watch the sunset.
- Tommy Turtle Statue: Check out this large turtle riding a snowmobile!
- Grahams Island State Park: Located on the ever changing shores of Devils Lake, this is a very wooded area.
- International Peace Garden: Straddling the U.S./Canada order, these garden grounds are beautiful!
- W’eel Turtle: Turtle made out of wheel rims.
- Fort Totten State Historic Site: Military post that became a boarding school for Native American children.
- Fort Seward Interpretive Center: Fort was built to guard the building of the railroad and the site contains North Dakota’s largest American flag.
- Frontier Village and World’s Largest Buffalo: Explore an replica of an “old West” town and stand in the shadow of the World’s Largest Buffalo.
- National Buffalo Museum and Herd: Learn everything you ever needed to know about buffalo and maybe spot the white buffalo in the herd!
- Menoken Indian Village State Historic Site: Archeological area near Bismarck. Interpretive signs tell the history of the village.
- Scandinavian Heritage Park: Outdoor park that celebrates the heritage and history of all five Scandinavian countries.
- Lake Sakakawea State Park: Enjoy beautiful views of the large lake.
- Geographical Center of North America Monument: Fun little quirky roadside stop that places you in the center of North America.
- Northern Lights Tower and Interpretive Center: Tower and center dedicated to the unique and beautiful Northern Lights.
- World’s Largest Sandhill Crane: Another fun roadside oddity. They like their large roadside attractions in this state.
- Welk Homestead State Historic Site: Home and farm of the legendary Lawrence Welk.
- Rusty, the Two-Ton Turtle: Huge “rusty” turtle sculpture.
- David Thompson State Historic Site: Dedicated to the famous explorer and fur trader.
- Fort Mandan: Site where the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent a winter.
- Cross Ranch State Park: Beautiful park located along the Missouri River.
- Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center: This small museum details out the time the expedition spent in North Dakota.
- Beaver Lake State Park: Secluded outdoor setting nestled among the prairie.
All attractions found in the 2020 North Dakota Travel Guide.