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 the outside, but has some art deco flourishes inside. There's an observation deck on the 18th floor.

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1. North Dakota Heritage Center

0.15 MILES

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…

2. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

4.84 MILES

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…