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Trip List by capsfan2002

North Dakota and Lots of Time

8 Oct 2006  North Dakota Native
4.5 of 5 stars based on 11 votes

My North Dakota To Do List

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Sports buffs
  • Appeals to: Families with small children, Large groups, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Theodore Roosevelt National Park & Badlands
    http://www.nps.gov/thro/

    See the beautiful badlands. Make sure you stop and see the Painted Canyon...very pretty at sunset. Especially pretty in early summer when the grass is the greenest and the Canyon is colorful with its reds, blues and yellows. If you have time, take the very pretty drive north through the Park.

  • 2. International Peace Garden
    http://www.peacegarden.com/

    Even if you're not a flower lover, you will love the beauty of this Garden and its various Memorials. Located on the US-Canadian border.

  • 3. Medora
    http://www.medora.com/

    Historic Medora and its Musical. Unique old time experience. Take time to tour the shops. Watch during the Musical and see if any of the animals are grazing on the hill.

  • 4. North Dakota Heritage Center
    http://www.state.nd.us/hist/hcenter.htm

    Explore North Dakota's past. Located on the Bismarck Capitol grounds.

  • 5. Bismarck Capitol
    http://www.realnd.com/capitolmap.htm

    Lovingly referred to as the "Skyscraper on the Prairie". Unique capitol design. Inside are prints of the North Dakota Hall of Fame members and statues located on the grounds. Great views of the City/area from the top floor.

  • 6. Lewis & Clark Riverboat
    http://www.lewisandclarkriverboat.com/

    Relax and take a cruise on the Riverboat on the Missouri River. Beautiful and relaxing and you'll see the power and size of the Missouri.

  • 7. UND Hockey
    http://siouxsports.com/hockey.php

    If you can get tickets and you love hockey, you need to go. If you don't love hockey, you'll still have a great time and need to go once. State of the art arena and UND is always in the running for a national championship.

  • 8. Roger Maris Museum
    http://rogermarismuseum.com/

    If you're a baseball fan, you've got to check out the Museum located in West Acres Shopping Mall. Maris is a favorite son and many feel still holds the Home Run Record. Go into Scheel's Sporting Store and see if they're still selling "The Record's Still 61" t-shirts.

  • 9. Lake Sakakawea and Garrison Dam
    http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/html/Lake_Proj/garrison/welcome.html

    See the third largest man-made lake and fifth largest dam in the US. If you love to fish, boat or sail, you'll enjoy a relaxing day on the Lake.

  • 10. Dickinson Dinosaur Museum
    http://www.dakotadino.com/

    If you've got kids, you've got to check it out.

  • 11. Geographical Center of North America-Rugby, ND
    http://www.rugbynorthdakota.com/tourism/GCenter.aspx

    Stop by on your way to the Peace Gardens and you can always say you stood at the center of North America!

  • 12. Powwow
    http://www.ndtourism.com/secondary/viewArticle.asp?ID=99

    Experience the Native American culture, food and dance. The biggest is the United Tribes Powwow held in September in Bismarck, ND.

  • 13. Enchanted Highway
    http://www.enchantedhighway.net/

    If you love folk art, you'll love this highway full of figures of immense size.

  • 14. Lewis & Clark Trail and Indian Villages/Historical Sites
    http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/section2/northdakota.htm

    Hike, bike, drive. Whichever you prefer. Plenty of options available.

  • 15. Fort Ransom State Park
    http://www.ndparks.com/Parks/FRSP.htm

    Beautiful in early summer when the grass is greenest. Rolling hills and trees. Very scenic drive.

  • 16. Over Sized Animals-New Salem Sue
    http://www.realnd.com/salemsueindex.htm

    If you like this sort of thing...Visit Sue, the world's largest Holstein Cow. The kids will love a picture.

  • 17. Over Sized Animals-Steele Crane
    http://www.realnd.com/steelecraneindex.htm

    Visit Sandy the largest Sandhill Crane located in Steele, ND. Again...kids will love.

  • 18. Over Sized Animals-Jamestown Buffalo
    http://www.buffalomuseum.com/index.htm

    What can I say...North Dakotans apparently love their over sized animals. World's largest buffalo. Also, has the National Buffalo Museum, Frontier Village and Whitecloud, an extremely rare albino buffalo (she's alive and not made of cement like her oversized counterpart).