The Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge spanning the Missouri River between Bismarck and Mandan opened up travel to the west in 1882. That traffic led to the growth of Bismarck (Edwinton) and eventually points west. Bridges and their impacts have played a key role in North Dakota history. Here are several bridges of note.
You know it’s the holiday season when you see varenyky (cheese buttons), lefse, kuchen, pfeffernüsse, springerle cookies and krumkake on the table. These North Dakota favorites remind us of celebrations growing up and can be found locally without doing all the work. To bring these items to... Read More
Being “thankful” is part of our culture. November is a time to reflect upon who we are and what makes us unique as a state; as a people. Slow things down and keep it simple this holiday season by shopping close to home and spending quality time with the family. Choose a home-grown gift made... Read More
A full moon rises over the snow-covered (most winters) countryside, reflecting off the snow and through the trees long devoid of leaves. The countryside is bathed in a surreal black and white landscape and frozen ice chunks crack in the distance as they work their way down the Missouri River. It'... Read More
The winners and honorable mentions from the 12th annual North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest were presented by Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley in a ceremony in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol building. Joining in the presentation were North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman, North... Read More
October 15 Newsletter Travel UpdateGovernor's Photo Contest WinnersTourism Industry Summit Travel Update Find a list of upcoming statewide fall and winter events here: www.ndtourism.com/listings/events . If you don’t see your event listed, you can enter this information at this link... Read More
October 1, 2015 Newsletter Travel UpdateOne more reminder: Industry Summit Oct. 6Mega Fam Tours North Dakota3 Tabbed as ABA Top 100 Events for 2016Tourism by the NumbersBig Ideas for Small CommunitiesState Rate Travel Update Rhombus Guys Brewing Co. brewpub has opened in... Read More
September 18, 2015 Newsletter Travel UpdateTourism Industry SummitHeritage Center Award Travel Update Pumpkin patches and corn mazes are opening for the fall season, find them here: www.ndtourism.com/best-places/5-pumpkin-patches-and-corn-mazes-explore-nd Fall colors are appearing... Read More