North Dakota Attractions June 16, 2018
by Leah Here Are 8 Awesome Things You Can Do In North Dakota For $10 Or Less
You don’t have to break the bank to experience fun activities in North Dakota. There are plenty of awesome things you can do for $10 and under — many are even free! Here is a great list of just a handful of great options to check out when you feel like doing something but don’t feel like emptying your wallet:
1. Scandinavian Heritage Park
Whether you are of Scandinavian descent or not, anyone can enjoy a tour of the Scandinavian Heritage Park. The breathtaking Gol Stave Church is the centerpiece and amazing to behold, but there is so much more than that there. The best part is that it's totally free to visit!
The Scandinavian Heritage Park is located at 1020 S Broadway, Minot, ND 58701.
2. Enchanted Highway
Take a mini road trip through North Dakota's totally unique highway near Regent, ND. This drive is lined with gigantic roadside sculptures that depict anything from deer jumping fences and flying geese to Theodore Roosevelt on a rearing horse. There are many more sculptures to see and they are best experienced in person so you can understand just how impressive they are. Other than the cost of gas to drive through it, there is no fee to see it.
The Enchanted Highway begins outside of Regent, North Dakota.
3. North Dakota State Museum
Pay a visit to the North Dakota capitol grounds in Bismarck and discover the North Dakota State Museum. And luckily you don't have to pay anything but a visit, because admission is free for everyone!
The North Dakota State Museum is located at 612 E Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505.
4. State Parks
North Dakota has many absolutely gorgeous and fun state parks. Each state park has an entry fee of only $7 per vehicle, so you can pack up a picnic and the whole family in your car and enjoy a day out. The park shown above is the Lewis and Clark State Park, located near Williston, ND.
North Dakota has state parks located across the state.
to discover them.
5. Rainbow Garden & Sculpture Walk
This peaceful, colorful garden in the charming town of Mayville, ND is completely free to visit and explore. It is split up into different color sections and is full of flowers, plants, and art pieces made by both local and nationally known artists.
The Rainbow Garden & Sculpture walk is located at 367 3rd St. SW, Mayville, ND 58275.
6. Chateau de Mores
Visit the impressive mansion tucked away in the badlands near Medora, North Dakota for a unique experience. This home once belonged to the man that founded Medora —
one of North Dakota's most popular tourist destinations — back in the late 1800s. It has been remarkably preserved and you can tour the inside and see the amazing view they had. Admission costs just $10.
The Chateau de Mores is located at 3448 Chateau Road, Medora, ND 58645.
7. "World's Largest" Statues around North Dakota
North Dakota is home to a ton of the world's largest animal statues of various shapes, sizes, and materials. You could visit Salem Sue, shown above, near New Salem, ND— the "world's largest Holstein cow." Or you could take a trip to Dunseith, North Dakota and see the world's largest turtle made of tire rims. Neither of those catch your fancy? How about the world's largest buffalo in Jamestown, the world's largest sandhill crane in Steele, or the world's largest catfish in Wahpeton. That's not even the entire list — there are too many to name! Check your local area to see what's close by. All of them are free to see.
8. Fargo Air Museum
Experience a huge collection of planes, history, and more at the Fargo Air Museum. Admission is only $8 per adult, $5 per child, and it's well worth the trip. There are tons of planes of all shapes, sizes, makes, and ages that the whole family can enjoy.
The Fargo Air Museum is located at 1609 19th Ave. N, Fargo, ND 58102.
Where is your favorite place to visit when you’re having a day out on a budget? Another classic way to enjoy a day off is by taking a drive, and North Dakota has tons of
great scenic byways, backways, and other road trips that are perfect for that.
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