Seven tourism entities awarded Tourism Expansion Grants

Bismarck, N.D. – Seven North Dakota tourism entities received 2015 Tourism Expansion Grants from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Tourism Division. These grants support new or expanding tourism or recreation facilities or designated development areas by providing funding for infrastructure projects.

Created in 2007, Tourism Expansion Grants are matching grants requiring the sponsor to provide $1 for every $1 of grant money being requested. The total amount of grant dollars awarded for this program is $100,000 with individual grant amounts ranging from $5,000 to $24,000.

A Jam-Packed June for North Dakota Events

Summer weekends are jam-packed with a variety of things to do in North Dakota, well answering the question “what is there to do here?” From local foods to live music, outdoor recreation to roadways, there is not time to be idle. To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525
  
Ribfest 
Fargo
June 3-6

North Dakota’s State Parks Make Ideal, Diverse Summer Travel Destinations

BISMARCK, ND -- Peak travel season is upon us and the 50th anniversary of North Dakota State Parks continues to bring more opportunities to travelers. Each month, North Dakota’s Tourism Division has highlighted different parks for their unique features and historic beginnings. In June Tourism invites the public to explore Fort Stevenson State Park near Garrison, N.D., and Sully Creek State Park near Medora, N.D. Both provide experiences that showcase the diversity and opportunity in North Dakota’s great outdoors.

Lower Gas Prices to Help North Dakota Travel Soar this Memorial Day Weekend

North Dakota’s new and unique offerings are poised to bring travelers a Legendary experience

BISMARCK, ND – According to AAA, motorists traveling in North Dakota this Memorial Day weekend will likely pay the lowest gas prices in six years. This bodes well for the state’s travel industry, as a majority of visitors arrive by car. Nationally, weekend holiday travel volume in 2015 is expected be the highest it has been in 10 years.

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