Adventure Activities

  • Cruising the Open Road
  • Shawn Kuntz
  • Group Riding in North Dakota
  • Badlands Hiking
  • Johnnie Gorthy
  • Morning on CANDISC
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biker Among the Buttes
  • Peggy Backman, Desi Smith and Marvin Smith

Seeking that next big adrenaline rush? Or just looking to dip your toe in adventurous waters? North Dakota’s world-class biking, hiking, paddling, horseback riding and more await. Go on an off-road ATV excursion, mountain bike a section of the 146-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail, hit famous national and state park trails on horseback or hike in for an overnight camping trip. North Dakota also is becoming an extreme sports hotspot thanks to Extreme North Dakota Racing. North Dakota winters open up opportunities for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Click here for more North Dakota Adventure Activities.

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Trip Ideas & Travel Information

Explorers Lewis and Clark were among the earliest visitors to North Dakota. They mapped out a trail for you to follow through North Dakota.

Have a summer to remember by visiting unique North Dakota attractions
Experience the serene to the extreme in your own North Dakota adventure
Create a lasting memory with a fantastic Father’s Day outing.
Extreme endurance racing is catching on in North Dakota
8 Cozy Cabin Getaways (Best Places Lists)

Cabins are a great way to wind down after a day on the trail. Few things are as soothing as settling in in front of a fire with a warm drink and a friend. North Dakota has a selection of comfortable to rustic options.

Rugged and wooded rides found in unexpected places
North Dakota has skiing, skating, hockey, curling and more.

Hiking, biking, fishing golfing and more — North Dakota has a legendary adventure for you.

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Featured Listings
Southcentral
Southcentral
404 Louis L'Amour Lane, Jamestown, ND 58401
Take a step back in time at this re-created prairie town. Original buildings from the frontier...
Southcentral
Southcentral
600 Riverside Park Road, Bismarck, ND 58504
The Dakota Zoo is located on the east bank of the Missouri River in Bismarck. Home to more than...
Southwest
Southwest
I-94, Exit 72, Regent, ND 58650
The Enchanted Highway begins at Exit 72 on I-94 near Gladstone and terminates 30 miles down the...
Northwest
Northwest
Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit, Watford City, ND 58554
Theodore Roosevelt National Park memorializes the 26th President for his enduring contributions...
Northeast
Northeast
Hwy 32, Walhalla, ND 58282
This backway located in northeast North Dakota is a special place steeped in history, with...
Southeast
Southeast
250 Main St. W., Valley City, ND 58072
Valley City was founded in 1872 with the name of Second Crossing of the Sheyenne when the...
Northeast
Northeast
Highway 5, Cavalier, ND 58502
Icelandic State Park is home to the Pioneer Heritage Center, Gunlogson Homestead and Historic...
Southeast
Southeast
4255 23rd Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58104
The Red River Zoo features more than 300 animals of 75 species, including many endangered species...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, ND 58577
Take a step back in time when you visit the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the...
Southwest
Southwest
2 miles south, Medora, ND 58645
This 18-hole course has received numerous national honors, including being named "One of America...
Events
Southwest
Southwest
May 28, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016
5195 County Rd 81, Mandan, ND 58554
The 2016 Trails4Transplants "Discover the Dakotas II" horse and ATV ride will begin on May 28....
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Chahinkapa Zoo and Park, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Blue Goose Days is a community event for the whole family! Parade, craft/vendor booths, wildlife...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 04, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Chuckwagon Patio, Medora, ND 58645
Join us for this annual road race that winds its way through town and the scenic North Dakota...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 04, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Jamestown Reservoir, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Little Britches Fishing Tournament is held in conjunction with North Dakota Game & Fish's...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Theodore Roosevelt National Park- South Unit, Medora, ND 58645
The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association would like to invite you to our 62nd Annual...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 08, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
871 Main St., Carrington, ND 58421
Four days of amazing birdwatching at the best places for birding in the Missouri Coteau. Observe...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Meidinger Park Field (15th Street and 17th Avenue), Jamestown, ND 58401
Kite Fest has become a premier kiting event, attracting kite enthusiasts from across the country...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016
46.9587298,-103.505796, Medora, ND 58645
Bring your picnic lunch and join North Dakota Badlands Horse and Theodore Roosevelt National Park...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016
26th and Divide, Bismarck, ND 58501
Celebrate the longest day of the year with entertainment and a dance under the stars at The...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Deals
Northcentral
Northcentral
$20 off per night
Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 01, 2016
1900 72nd St. NW, Minot, ND 58703
Single Room: a 7 night minimum stay required for $30/night rate.
Southcentral
Southcentral
Buy 1 nights, get 10 days of parking free
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
200 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $129.95
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $259.95
Jan 27, 2016 - Jan 04, 2017
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Find romance in a heartbeat, rekindle the passion or surprise the one you love. Our Romance...
Southwest
Southwest
Rates from $149.98 for 2 nights stay
Feb 22, 2016 - May 31, 2016
1170 Roughrider Blvd., Dickinson, ND 58601
Winter Weekend Getaway $149.98 Two Night Stay...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Buy 10 nights, get 11th free
Apr 23, 2014 - May 23, 2020
215 Highway 2 E., Devils Lake, ND 58301
Stay 10 nights get the 11th night free or $40.00 cash
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southwest
Southwest
Oct 07, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017
532 15th St., Dickinson, ND 58601
$129 standard room or upgrade to a Suite for $149!...