From the observation deck on the 18th floor of the North Dakota State Capitol, visitors get a bird’s-eye view of just what it is that makes Bismarck a true destination.
History stares back from the Fort Abraham Lincoln blockhouses on the bluffs to the west and boats ply the Missouri River, which separates Bismarck and Mandan. Trees cover the Capitol Grounds just as they do the land on either side of the river and buildings downtown bustle with life.
Bismarck is a shining light of arts, culture, history and the great outdoors. And it’s just a stone’s throw between eclectic dining and entertainment venues and exciting outdoor things to do.
Things to see and do in Bismarck-Mandan
Unique places to dine in Bismarck-Mandan
Special events in Bismarck-Mandan