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 outdoors, and perhaps 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. There are painted canyons, unique rock formations and rugged terrain to explore. Visitors are also welcome to hike and camp in the park which is a popular choice among those who love the outdoors.

Those with a penchant for the open air, as well as some history, will find lots to enjoy in North Dakota. 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. The Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site is another historical gem found in the Peace Garden State. The Site is found on an old camping ground of the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians, where visitors will find several villages of the Prairie Indians faithfully rebuilt. The North Dakota Heritage Center also offers tourists to the state a wonderful 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

The lives of prairie pioneers are showcased at the Frontier Village, with original prairie town buildings housing many…

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Enchanted Highway

For a scenic drive and interesting art experience, head for the Enchanted Highway near Regent. The numerous whimsical…

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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…

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Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

The Knife River area was inhabited by Native Americans for over 11,000 years and today the remains of three Hidatsa villages…

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