North Dakota is full of small towns dotted across the state and all have their own charms and histories, but these small towns are some of the most lovely in the state. These towns are 10 of the most perfect picturesque places in which to experience the small town charms of the Peace Garden State.
Located in LaMoure county, Jud is known as the "Town of Murals" and has a population of just under 75. The whole town came together to make what would normally be plain walls into canvases for beautiful mural art on nearly every building. It's a truly unique town.
Along with the pleasant name, Hope is a pleasant place. It was founded in 1881 and is nestled in Steele County. The building shown is nearly as old as the town itself.
3. Park River
A stroll through downtown Park River would make a lovely afternoon for anyone. The town's motto is "The Town With a Heart," and it certainly lives up to that.
4. New Salem
New Salem was founded in 1882 in Morton County. Other than being a charming small town with a population under a thousand, it is also the site of the giant fiberglass statue of a cow known as Salem Sue, commemorating all of the dairy farmers in the state.
This town is pretty much made to be picturesque and there is a good reason it is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. The scenery alone is gorgeous, and the town is simply lovely, too!
As one of the northern most towns in North Dakota, Bottineau is surrounded by landscapes of forests and rolling hills. The town's nickname is 'Four Seasons Playground' and works exactly as that. From summer to winter, you can always have fun outdoors in Bottineau.
Hillsboro is part of Triall county within the Red River Valley. The original name of the town was Comstock but changed after a railroad baron named James J. Hill.
Although today Tioga is known more for the nearby oil, the town has remained quaint and picturesque to this day. It used to have a population of under 500 until 1960 when it quadrupled due to oil being discovered in the area.
This town looks like something out of a western movie but is an actual place. It only has a population of just under 300 and is the perfect taste of a North Dakota small town.
What other small towns in North Dakota do you think are the most charming? There are so many, it’s hard to choose!