A travel guide to North Dakota, United States of America offering North Dakota tourism and travel information.
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Overview

North Dakota is one of the least densely populated states in the country, and is also known as the Peace Garden State due to the famous International Peace Gardens on the Canadian border. Bismarck, the state capital, is home to the fascinating North Dakota Heritage Center. Devils Lake is the largest lake in North Dakota offering almost 400 miles of scenic shoreline and unbeatable recreation options. In the Red River Valley, visit the cities of Grand Forks and Fargo for countless interesting attractions. The Lewis and Clark State Park located outside Williston offers scenic landscapes and interesting historical sites, as does the charming frontier town of Medora with the Mansion of the Marquis de Mores. North Dakota travel offers magnificent sightseeing tours.

The North Dakota Valley hosts an array of sights and entertainment options. Fargo offers the Fargo Theater, the Fargo Opera and the enchanting Red River Zoo. Visit the North Dakota museum of Art in Grand Forks or take advantage of the city’s incredible shopping options.  Consider a day trip to Turtle River State Park and partake in some fishing, hiking, or mountain biking or just relax with a picnic on the grassy riverbanks. 

Fargo lures visitors with fascinating museums, championship golf courses and fabulous upscale shopping. The city hosts four unique museums including the Fargo Air Museum with vintage aircraft and interactive educational exhibits. Bonanzaville showcases hundreds of thousands of artifacts from the city’s history and over 40 preserved buildings on a 15-acre recreated historic village. Rose Creek is just one of the five incredible golf courses available, and shoppers should head to West Acres Mall, the largest in the area.

North Dakota’s capital city, Bismarck, is a treasure chest of historic sites, cultural events, and educational opportunities. The State Capitol building beckons architecture enthusiasts with its 19 stories of fabulous Art Deco styling. Families with children can spend an enjoyable day at the Dakota Zoo, where over 125 species delight and entertain. Nearby Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park offers camping, hiking, and picnicking at a national historic site, and the park hosts the annual United Tribes International Powwow of over 70 Native American tribes, dancers, musicians and other performers.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is composed of almost 100 thousand acres of the ruggedly intimidating North Dakota Badlands. The park is a protected wildlife sanctuary and a haven for outdoor recreation activities. Popular activities here include bird watching, biking, horseback riding, fishing and boating, and hiking. Several miles of hiking trails invite visitors to explore the most remote areas of the park; don’t miss the enchanting scenery of the 15 mile Petrified Forest trail. Primitive campsites are available for overnight excursions, however in this rugged country water sources are not fit for consumption so be prepared with your own water and proper supplies.


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