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At the center of the Northern Plains is a rugged section of Badlands, buttes and fertile grasslands where cattle and sheep graze, and the deer and antelope still roam. This region – bordered by the towns of Hettinger, N.D. and Lemmon, Bison and Buffalo, S.D. – is where Lakota and Dakota people conducted the last hunts of the majestic, wild buffalo that once roamed the grasslands in great herds. Visit Hettinger’s Chamber of Commerce for information on the Buffalo Trails Tour and start your journey with a visit to the buffalo mount “Prairie Thunder” at Dakota Buttes Museum in Hettinger. Click here for the TR to the Faces Tour of western North and South Dakota, from the North Dakota Badlands Badlands to the Black Hills' Mount Rushmore.

It's hot. The kids want to be in the water. But a trip to the lake just isn't in the cards today. Don't fret. In North Dakota, you don't have to drive far to get to the nearest water. Most of the larger cities have waterparks and many smaller towns have pools. No matter where you are, you can make a splash with your family. Click here for more wet and wild fun.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park System by visiting North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park and affiliated sites Fort Union Trading Post and Knife River Indian Villages national historic sites. The Park Service also manages the Lewis and Clark Trail and North Country National Scenic Trail. 

Let us take you on a trip across the state to savor some of the freshest, finest and most unique restaurants! Click here for a printable version.

If you are looking for top-notch courses or local diamonds in the rough, make North Dakota your next golfing getaway. With more golf courses per capita than any other state in the country, North Dakota is a golfer’s paradiseClick here for a printable version. Or follow in the footsteps of legends along the Lewis and Clark Golf Trail.

Experience the Old West on a trip to connect with the legends who called North Dakota home. Click here for a printable version.

Take a memorable journey through the agricultural heart and urban soul of North Dakota.

Journey along North Dakota's ruggedly beautiful western edge.

Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Missouri River.

From the days of canoes and trading posts to the edge of space, follow the Hi-Line to adventure.

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