If you're traveling North Dakota this summer, look for state tourism personnel in unlikely places - like rest areas and gas stations. We'll be out-of-the-office Fridays in July, providing traveler assistance in terms of route and destination information as well as asking for brief travel information - like how long you've been planning your trip and if you're traveling for business or pleasure.
And speaking of travel tips - here are a few resources to keep in mind as you're planning your summer getaway.
- The North Dakota Tourism website has events, accommodations like hotels and campgrounds and attraction information. There's also a special section for vacation packages.
- If you already know where you'll be visiting - check the local Convention and Visitor Bureau website for details and even specials and coupons. These offices are great places to stop once you're in town as well!
- Fishing? You can get your North Dakota fishing license online.
- Wondering about your route? Check the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation road map.
- Camping? North Dakota State Parks and Recreation has events and information listed on each of their campgrounds. Campgrounds in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are also open.
- Love history? Check out the State Historical Society of North Dakota which has downloadable podcasts that you can listen-and-learn exclusive details on state historic sites and more.
Several travelers have been asking about flooding affecting their favorite North Dakota city or attraction. The Tourism Division is keeping tabs on all affected routes and sites. If you have questions, we can help. Call our travel counselors at 1-800-435-5663. Here are some hot updates:
- The North Dakota State Fair, scheduled for July 22-30 in Minot, has been canceled.
- The Dakota Zoo in Bismarck has reopened!
- Bully Pulpit Golf Course in Medora currently has 9 holes open for play, including some signature holes.
And a quick "congratulations" to North Dakotan Amy Anderson who finished 63rd in her first professional golf tournament - the U.S. Women's Open. Golf the legendary courses that Amy has played in North Dakota - affordable, accessible, scenic golf in the state with the most courses per capita.