Dickinson is considered the gateway to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and its many recreational opportunities. However, Dickinson itself is a city of fun-filled attractions and popular annual festivals and has a downtown that comes alive with outdoor summer concerts and street fairs.
Dickinson is the western end of Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway, which ends at the eastern hub in Mandan. The Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway begins just north of Dickinson on Highway 22.
No stop in Dickinson would be complete without learning the history of the area – and we’re talking history, or better yet, pre-history. It all comes together at the Dickinson Museum Center, where life-sized dinosaurs and an array of fossils are on display. Recreational opportunities await at Heart River Golf Course and Patterson Lake Recreation Area. West River Community Center offers water recreation, gymnasiums, racquetball, fitness center, climbing wall, locker rooms, lounge area, tennis courts, playground, indoor track and more.
Cultural activities in and around Dickinson include Roughrider Days Fair and Expo, Mind’s Eye Art Gallery, Bandshell Concert Series, Badlands Ukrainian Days (Belfield, ND) and the Ukrainian Cultural Institute.
Explore downtown Dickinson where you will find local shops, boutiques and fine dining options like the BrickHouse Grill, which features 24 signature martinis, exotic seafood and aged beef and Blue 42 Sports Grille and Bar.
Looking for a quick snack or coffee for the road? Stop at The Brew Coffee House in the oldest chapel in the city. The Brew offers a variety of drinks along with fresh baked pastries and paninis.
Fluffy Fields Vineyard and Winery offers a relaxed atmosphere and wines produced with locally grown produce and Phat Fish Brewing offers local brews and firestone pizza to be enjoyed in an indoor/outdoor environment.
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