Six tourism entities awarded tourism expansion grants

Bismarck, N.D. – Six North Dakota tourism entities received 2014 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.

8 legendary ways to start your journey in North Dakota

Summer is here, so start planning your North Dakota vacation! Whether you are looking for a high-action rodeo, an inspiring golf course, a day at the ballpark or a night at the theater, North Dakota has a number of distinctive ways to start your journey this summer. For more ideas about North Dakota activities, contact North Dakota Tourism at or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to discover what’s new in North Dakota

New tourism providers help meet demand for N.D’s outdoor adventures

Bismarck, N.D. – Memorial Day Weekend historically is the jump-start to the summer travel season. The combination of a long weekend and the welcomed warm weather predicted across the state makes this Memorial Day Weekend an ideal time to get out and explore North Dakota.

North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman says visitors and residents will find a lot of legendary experiences to enjoy in North Dakota, including new travel and tourism opportunities for 2014.

North Dakota’s outdoor opportunities trigger interest at regional sports shows

Bismarck, N.D. – Interest in North Dakota’s outdoor adventures is on the rise. Outdoor enthusiasts in the region are attracted to the abundant camping, fishing and hunting opportunities North Dakota offers. Mike Jensen, outdoor promotions manager with North Dakota Tourism, recently finished the 2014 sport show season after exhibiting at six shows in the northern United States.

More than 8,100 people visited the North Dakota Tourism booth during the sports show season, an increase of 39 percent from 2013.

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