There are so many beautiful and interesting places to visit in North Dakota. Whether you’re interested in seeing beautiful parks, amazing museums, or historical landmarks, North Dakota has you covered. Listed below are 10 wonderful places in North Dakota that should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list to visit.
1. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a beautiful park that covers 70,446 acres in Medora, North Dakota. This park has some of the most BREATHTAKING views you'll EVER see!
2. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is home to the On-A-Slant Indian Village and many reconstructed military buildings such as the famous Custer house. If you're a history buff, this park is definitely for you! Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located at: 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND 58554.
3. International Peace Garden
The International Peace Garden was established in 1932 and is located on the international border between Canada and the U.S. This LOVELY garden is a definite MUST-SEE!
4. National Buffalo Museum
National Buffalo Museum, located at the Frontier Village in Jamestown, is home to the famous albino white buffalo - White Cloud. People will travel hundreds, and even thousands, of miles to catch a glimpse of this BEAUTIFUL creature!
5. J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge
J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge is nearly 60,000 acres and is located within Bottineau and McHenry Counties. The scenery in this area is absolutely GORGEOUS!
6. North Dakota State Capitol Building
North Dakota's State Capitol Building is a 19-story tower that sits in the middle of 160 acres in Bismarck. The numerous walking trails, parks and monuments on the capitol grounds is what makes this building one of the state's top touring attractions.
7. Dakota Dinosaur Museum
Dakota Dinosaur Museum is located in Dickinson and is operated completely by generous volunteers. This AMAZING 13,400 square foot museum has a GREAT collection of artifacts! Dakota Dinosaur Museum is only open from May to Labor Day, so keep this in mind if you plan to visit.
8. Scandinavian Heritage Park
Scandinavian Heritage Park features beautiful replicas from Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. This VERY UNIQUE park is located at: 1020 S Broadway St, Minot, ND 58701.
9. Little Missouri National Grassland
At 1,028,784 acres, Little Missouri National Grassland is the LARGEST grassland in the U.S.
10. Dakota Zoo
Located on the banks of the Missouri River, in Bismarck, is Dakota Zoo. When this zoo first opened in 1961, it only covered 15 acres and housed 75 mammals and 23 birds. It also only had 40,000 visitors during that year. Today, Dakota Zoo covers 90 acres, houses over 600 animals, and has an average of 150,000 visitors annually. If you're a TRUE animal lover, Dakota Zoo is definitely the place to be!
What other places in North Dakota should everyone visit? Post in the comments below!