Tommy Side in Bottineau
Tommy Side in Bottineau


Bottineau is more than just a four-season playground at the foot of the Turtle Mountains near the International Peace Garden and the U.S.-Canadian border. This vibrant small community also is home to a favorite ice cream maker in Pride Dairy. The creamery produces what fans proclaim is the best ice cream in North Dakota and also makes the Thomas Jefferson-recipe vanilla ice cream served at Mount Rushmore. The flavor is out of this world, like nearby Mystical Horizons - the "Stonehenge of the Prairie" on the edge of the Turtle Mountain. And if unique statues are your thing, don't miss Tommy the Turtle riding a snowmobile. Bottineau also is a short ride from Lake Metigoshe, Bottineau Winter Park ski and snowboard area and the Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway. Those wanting to sneak in a round of golf can do so at the nine-hole Bottineau Country Club Golf Course.

When the day is done, or before the day begins, try out one of the local dining options, including - among others - Family Bakery and Restaurant for amazing doughnuts, Denny's Pizza for, what else, and Marie's for a cup of coffee.

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Bottineau, Bottineau, ND 58318
The byway begins its upward accent winding through the calm serene beauty of the Turtle Mountains passing farmsteads, pasture land, recreational areas, Christian retreats, beautiful clear blue lakes,… Read More >