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Traveling to western North Dakota brings you to the open plains, the rugged buttes and wide-open spaces. What you see today was once a land of tropical forests, wetlands and prehistoric wildlife. There was no season to hunt creatures back then. The wildlife was dinosaurs! Overwhelmingly dominant,... Read More
  Register for the 2017 Travel Industry ConferenceGovernor's Awards for TourismBenelux MissionBe a Group Supplier Travel Updates   Register for the 2017 Travel Industry Conference How do you plan for the future of your organization? What’s the outlook for the hotel industry in North... Read More

Open roads. pristine green, red and golden backdrops, wildlife, waterways in their most natural environments and one-of-a-kind cultural and historic attractions are all found along North Dakota’s 10 Scenic Byways and Backways. Visitors are encouraged to get out and explore the wonders that beckon from each route. By car, motorcycle or even bike, these designated pathways are your key to the state’s best vistas and experiences. Byways are paved surfaces while backways are generally gravel and dirt roads.

North Dakota Tourism will be on the road exhibiting at a sport, travel and vacation show near you. Look for us at these upcoming shows in 2017: Omaha Boat Sports and Travel Show – February 23-26 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sportshow – March 8-12 Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis – March 23-26... Read More
  ADDY AwardsGovernor's Awards for TourismCo-op OpportunityTravel Updates   ADDY Awards North Dakota Tourism and Odney Agency took home a number of awards, including Best of Show, at the Ad-Fed (ADDY) Awards in Fargo. The awards recognize outstanding marketing and advertising efforts... Read More
The Great Plains was once home to millions of majestic bison, which thundered across the golden grasslands and roamed freely beneath the big, blue sky. These magnificent beasts played an essential role in the lives of Native Americans, providing all the necessities for life: food, shelter,... Read More
                                         In 1889, President Benjamin Harrison welcomed North Dakota into the Union. Many other Commanders in Chief have left their marks on the state,... Read More
  Governor's Tourism AwardsConference Scholarships AvailableIITA Summit 2017Co-op OpportunityTop Culinary TrendsAAA Estimates Increase in Family VacationsNorth Country Trail ImprovementTravel Updates   Governor's Tourism Awards Nominations are now being sought for the 2017 North... Read More
Traveling in North Dakota North Dakota Tourism and the North Dakota Department of Transportation welcome you to North Dakota and hope your visit here will be legendary. We hope the information found here and on other pages are helpful as you visit our remarkable state. Speed Limit 75 miles per... Read More
Don’t get caught on the sidelines this spring. Be part of the action that North Dakota’s great outdoors has to offer. Biker, hikers, birders, runners and more find spring a magical time in North Dakota. Contact North Dakota Tourism for this to see and do at or call 800-... Read More
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