Yes! It's almost Memorial Weekend which means, for most people, a nice three-day weekend. Last year our Memorial Weekend update included information about flooding and closures. This year we're happy to say - Missouri River boat ramps are open! All 18-holes of Bully Pulpit Golf Course are open! Campgrounds in the Badlands are open! The Dakota Zoo is open! And that's just the tip of the iceberg for fun experiences you can enjoy this weekend and all summer long in North Dakota. Looking for some North Dakota travel tips? Be sure to pick up an official North Dakota Travel Guide and state map. They're free and if you don't already have one you can pick them up at rest areas or order online and we'll mail them to you. Check your routes online with the ND Dept. of Transportation. A travel information map will alert you to any road closures or construction. Here are a few events on our weekend calendar and you can find many more at www.NDtourism.com.
- Memorial Day is Military Appreciation Day in all North Dakota State Parks which means free admission for veterans and current service members.
- The Sky Dance Sakakawea kite festival will take place at Fort Stevenson State Park - May 26-28.
- How about a Wild West Shootout? The gunfire goes down at 3 p.m. on Monday in the Frontier Village in Jamestown.
- Kick back with some cowboy poetry, May 26 in Medora.
Memorial Day services are held in communities around the state. One of the most notable takes place in Sherwood where veterans from the U.S. and Canada exchange flags at the International Boundary. A program and parade will follow with North Dakota's Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley as keynote speaker. Enjoy your weekend and be sure to share your vacation stories and pictures on our Facebook page.