Sakakawea statue at the entrance to the North Dakota Heritage Center. Photo by Sharon Silengo On the North Dakota State Capitol grounds in Bismarck, a 12-foot high bronze statue of Sakakawea and her baby son, Jean Baptiste, stands near the Heritage Center - the state's largest museum.... Read More
Last week, we debuted our new tourism advertising campaign for North Dakota and it is shining a national spotlight on our state. This campaign will run in our key markets of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois and the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. It’s our invitation for non-... Read More
Grand Forks North Dakota is known as one the America’s great hockey towns. In fact, the website SmartAsset.com has again named the city the top hockey town in the nation. A weekend trip to this hockey crazed town makes a great getaway. The University of North Dakota has a long tradition of putting... Read More
Christmas morning came and so did new sleds for the kids! We knew we would have to give them a test run at some point. Luckily we are great northerners and take all of our outside gear on our winter travels! So that afternoon we loaded up the two vehicles needed to haul the cargo – kids, sleds... Read More
My family enjoys the great outdoors in North Dakota so most of our weekends in the summer are filled with camping trips! This past Labor Day weekend we had a “rain day” which motivated us to explore a few off-the-beaten-path options “indoors.” Since we had a couple of aspiring rock collectors in... Read More
Situated on a scenic upper bay of Lake Sakakawea, the rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands at Lewis and Clark State Park create a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas with camping, hiking and boating.
From Sully Creek State Park, horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers have access to the 140-mile-long Maah Daah Hey Trail, which traverses the Little Missouri National Grassland.
Extraordinary views from the high bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Heart River and Missouri River. Camping and recreation among two major historic sites: On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village and Fort Abraham Lincoln, home of Custer's 7th Cavalry.
Located along seven miles of one of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, Cross Ranch State Park is rich in both cultural and natural history. Riverside camping with nature trails, canoeing and boating access.
Next to the enormous rolled earth-fill Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea State Park includes camping and a full-service marina with boat rentals and fishing guide services. The dam's nearby Tailrace provides access to one of North Dakota's popular fishing hot spots.