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What to see in North Dakota


While North Dakota is one of the least populated states in the US, that doesn't mean that there isn't a lot to see and explore. For lovers of history and the great outdoors, and perhaps even some scenic driving too, this state is certainly worth the visit.

The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is always the first stop on visitors' lists. This incredible park stretches 70,000 acres and offers some outstanding scenery and spots to hike and camp. There are painted canyons, unique rock formations, and rugged terrain to explore.

The Frontier Village and National Buffalo Museum is a great place to catch a sight of the rare albino bison and see the world's largest Bison Monument. Additionally, the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site is another historical gem found in the Peace Garden State on an old camping ground of the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians.

The North Dakota Heritage Center also offers tourists the opportunity to learn the history of North Dakota, from prehistoric to modern times. Lovers of art will enjoy the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. Home to a substantial collection of works, the museum offers wonderful exhibitions all year round.

A drive along the Enchanted Highway is also a well-liked activity among visitors who love the arts, introducing them to a 32-mile (52km) stretch of road with some incredible metal sculptures to view and admire.

Frontier Village and Albino Buffalo

Frontier Village showcases the lives of prairie pioneers, with original prairie town buildings housing many frontier antiques and artefacts. Features of the village include the Kirkpatrick Gallery,…

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Enchanted Highway

For a scenic drive and interesting art experience, head for the Enchanted Highway near Regent. The numerous whimsical metal sculptures along the road include The World's Largest Tin Family,…

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Cowboy Hall of Fame

The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame pays tribute to Native American and cowboy cultures, including trail drives, ranching, and rodeo. This is where the memories of famous local cattlemen and rodeo…

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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Native Americans inhabited the Knife River area for over 11,000 years, with three Hidatsa villages illustrating that legacy. It's said to once be the home of Sacagawea, the Native American women of…

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