Must-see attractions in North Dakota

  • North Dakota Badlands at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

    Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    North Dakota

    A tortured region known as the 'badlands' whose colors seem to change with the moods of nature, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the state's natural…

  • Historic Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site in North Dakota.

    Fort Union Trading Post

    North Dakota

    Straddling the Montana–North Dakota border, the pearl-white Fort Union Trading Post is a reconstruction of the American Fur Company post built in 1828. It…

  • North Dakota Heritage Center

    North Dakota

    Behind a statue of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who guided Lewis and Clark on their expedition in 1804, the state's history museum has details on…

  • Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

    North Dakota

    At this modern center you can learn about the duo's epic expedition and the Native Americans who helped them. There are also rotating exhibits of Western…

  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

    North Dakota

    The highlight at this attractive rural park on the west bank of the Missouri is On-a-Slant Indian Village, which has five re-created Mandan earth lodges…

  • Fargo Woodchipper

    North Dakota

    Fargo's embrace of its namesake film is on full display at the town's engaging visitor center, which houses the actual woodchipper used for the scene…

  • Plains Art Museum

    North Dakota

    This ambitious and free museum features sophisticated programs in a renovated warehouse. The permanent collection includes contemporary work by Native…

  • International Peace Garden

    North Dakota

    With some 150,000 flowers and several monuments, this garden sits symbolically on the border with Manitoba, Canada. Bring your passport!

  • Fort Buford State Historic Site

    North Dakota

    Twenty-two miles southwest of Williston, Fort Buford is close to Fort Union Trading Post and is located near Missouri River. It's the bleak army outpost…

  • State Capitol

    North Dakota

    Bismarck's stark 1930s State Capitol is often referred to as the 'skyscraper of the prairie.' It looks something like a Stalinist school of dentistry from…

  • Prairie Village Museum

    North Dakota

    This museum re-creates Great Plains life through the decades, with displays inside and vintage buildings outside.

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