Northern Lights Tower and Interpretive Center
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This illuminated 88 1/2-foot-tall steel structure is dedicated to one of Northern Plains' most stunning natural phenomena, the spectacular Aurora Borealis. The city of Rugby, North Dakota, has long been recognized as the Geographical Center of North America. In early 1996, plans to develop a tourism site, which would further reflect and enhance Rugby's unique heritage. The vision called for an interpretive center that would be unique, informative, and congruent with existing tourism resources.The Interpretive Center, adjacent to the tower, offers brilliant photos by Northern Lights expert Jay Brausch and an opportunity to view actual footage of the Northern Lights at the interactive kiosk. The kiosk also offers detailed information about how and why the Northern Lights appear in the sky.