Top Choice National Park in North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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 highlight. Bizarre rock formations, streaked with a rainbow of …
Top Choice Museum in Bismarck

North Dakota Heritage Center

Behind the Sacagawea statue, the North Dakota Heritage Center has details on everything from Norwegian bachelor farmers to the scores of nuclear bombs perched on missiles in silos across the state.
Historic Site in North Dakota

Knife River Indian Villages National Historical Site

Here you can still see the mounds left by three earthen villages of the Hidatsas, who lived on the Knife River, a narrow tributary of the Missouri, for more than 900 years. The National Park Service has re-created o…
Museum in North Dakota

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

At this impressive center you can learn about the duo's epic expedition and the Native Americans who helped them. There are also rotating exhibits of Western and Native American art. The same ticket gets you into Fo…
Historic Site in Bismarck

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

The highlight at this park on the west bank of the Missouri is On-a-Slant Indian Village, which has five re-created Mandan earth lodges. The fort, with several replica buildings, was Custer's last stop before the Ba…
Historic Site in North Dakota

Fort Union Trading Post

On 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 was the most important post along the upper Missouri River through t…
Museum in Fargo

Plains Art Museum

This ambitious little museum features sophisticated programming in a renovated warehouse. The permanent collection includes contemporary work by Native American artists.
Gardens in North Dakota

International Peace Garden

With some 150,000 flowers and several monuments, the garden sits symbolically on the North Dakota–Manitoba border. Bring your passport!
Historic Site in North Dakota

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site

This site includes a deactivated underground command center where missiles would have been launched. Visits are by tour. A nearby deactivated missile silo (open dawn to dusk) is actually more eerie. Often unattended…
Film Location in Fargo

Fargo Woodchipper

Fargo's embrace of its namesake film is on full display at the town's visitor center, which houses the actual woodchipper used for the scene where Gaear feeds the last of Carl's body into its maw and is discovered b…