North Dakota August 11, 2016
5 Unforgettable Tours Everyone In North Dakota Should Take At Least Once
If you’re itching to get out and learn something new in a fun, unique way, then you need to take these 5 one-of-a-kind tours in North Dakota. They’re as informative as they are fun and the sights you will see will stick with you forever. Take a tour at any of these places and have knowledge and memories for a lifetime:
1. On-A-Slant Village - Mandan
An integral part of North Dakota's history lies in Mandan where the Mandan people once called home. Their villages consisted of structures like the ones shown, now reconstructed here for all to see. Inside and out, these buildings are full of artifacts and knowledge that will enlighten anyone who takes a tour of the place. See how life really was back then in an up close and personal experience.
The village is located within the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, which also includes, of course, Fort Abraham Lincoln that also allows tours.
2. Scandinavian Heritage Park - Minot
A large percentage of North Dakotans are of Scandinavian descent, making this place a must for those that want to explore their heritage. Even if you aren't Scandinavian, this park in Minot is pretty awesome. Not only is there the beautiful Stave Church, based on a church that is centuries old in Norway, but parts of history of each Scandinavian country. The grounds are full of neat buildings and things to see and do, making this place a great day trip destination.
3. Assumption Abbey - Richardton
It doesn't matter what religion you are or aren't - the Assumption Abbey is an amazing, unique experience for everyone who visits. You can tour the extensive grounds and beautiful church and see the amazing sights of the Killdeer Mountains while observing the lives of real monks. If you make arrangements ahead of time, you can enjoy the monastery as a retreat with your own private room to take your time and get away from it all. The visit will not only open your eyes to a different way of life, but will allow you to relax and take your mind off of things. It is truly unique and the monks at Assumption Abbey will gladly welcome you with open arms.
4. Dakota Territory Air Museum - Minot
Air enthusiast or not, you have to take an afternoon off to go check out the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot. They have tons of vintage planes in immaculate conditions, hands on activities any age can enjoy, and live air shows and events happening year round. The plane in the picture above is from 1929, if you can believe it, and many of the planes in the museum's collection are still in operation today. The tour guides are full of information they'll be more than happy to share with you, so what are you waiting for?
5. Chateau de Mores
This 1880 mansion of a "hunting cabin," if you can even call it that when it has 26 rooms, was the cornerstone that created Medora, North Dakota. The man who owned and built this place, the Marquis de Mores, actually named the town after his wife. Visiting this chateau will take you through the history of the life of the Marquis de Mores and of the area, now one of the most visited places in the state. Not only that, but the views of the badlands from the mansion are breathtakingly gorgeous.
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