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As spring blossoms in North Dakota, you'll encounter a warm and welcoming "hello" around every bend - whether in our vibrant cities, quaint towns overflowing with charm, or at legendary historic sites. This year, make plans to venture out and discover new experiences, creating unforgettable memories amidst the state's extraordinary outdoor landscapes and at the multitude of events on offer. We look forward to extending a heartfelt welcome to you!

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North Dakota Bucket List

Pardon our forwardness, but we think North Dakota should be on everyone’s bucket list. So we’ve created this awesome list to help us recommend what to add to your legendary bucket-list. Select the dot to indicate your interest and arrow forward to see more options, and let the endless ideas inspire you.

Paddlefish season

Fisherman holding a paddlefish

2023 season information - Snagging of paddlefish is legal May 1 through May 21 for those with a valid paddlefish tag. Submit your photos for a chance to show off your big catch! Paddlefish is the only species of fish with an in-season closure in North Dakota. That's why many people get out as soon...

Spotlight: Bismarck-Mandan

Attractions & Entertainment

Bismarck is the vibrant capital city of North Dakota. Its sister city, Mandan, is just across the Missouri River, a recreation mecca that unites rather than divides the two cities. You will be treated to an array of historical and recreational activities, embellished with a vibrant nightlife, arts...

Explore North Dakota Paleontology

digging for fossils
Attractions & Entertainment

North Dakota is home to one of the best fossil records of Cretaceous Period dinosaurs in the world. It is estimated that more than 600 species of dinosaurs have been found in the state, including some of the most iconic, such as Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Ankylosaurus. In addition to...

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