Welcome from Governor Burgum

Thank you for your interest in learning more about what makes North Dakota such a special place! Our state has a lot going on – activities, innovations and scenery that will surprise, engage and inspire you to follow your curiosity, not the crowds.

Explore our scenic rolling plains and rugged Badlands from the comfort of your vehicle, on a horse or mountain bike. Our state is expanding as a prominent location for those seeking an opportunity with vibrant communities that offer boundless experiences statewide. For example, Census 2020 results indicated McKenzie County as the fastest-growing county in the nation while our state is simultaneously growing younger with an average median below the U.S.

Our climate supports year-round recreation with more than 200 days of sunshine annually and an average high temperature of 82 degrees in the summer and 65 degrees in early fall. Innovation is changing our agriculture and energy industries. Our fertile soil, lush pastures and rich geology allow us to feed and fuel the world with leading production while providing a mosaic of colors throughout the state.

As travelers increasingly seek out unique vacation destinations, it’s no surprise that fewer crowds, more room to roam, and places to relax are driving visitors like you to North Dakota.

Discover what makes our state the place to make a great life and a big difference. We invite you to see for yourself why North Dakota is a destination where you can Be Legendary!


Doug and Kathryn Burgum


Doug and Kathryn Burgum