North Dakota January 06, 2017
The 11 Towns You Need To Visit In North Dakota In 2017
Over the course of 2016, we highlighted some of North Dakota’s most interesting, unusual, unique, and great towns both big and small. The new year brings in new opportunities to travel and see what you might have missed. We compiled a list of some of the best towns in the state that you should visit if you haven’t already:
Kenmare is located in a beautiful part of North Dakota's prairies and the town itself has some surprises within it, including a Pioneer Village to showcase the history of the area. It has plenty of other historical sites to see and fill a day when visiting.
Jud is known as the "City of Murals" for the resident's efforts in painting beautiful scenes on most of the buildings. It only has 72 residents but they have made their town a delightful and unique place to visit.
This little town is the picture perfect reference of the small town midwest. It has the great community among its residents, cute little small town flair, and everything else you could think of. If you want to visit the definition of a small town in this region, this is it.
Once autumn rolls around, this town becomes one of the most beautiful spots to visit in the state. The trees surrounding the Missouri River that runs by the town turn beautiful bright colors. While in the town you can also visit places like Fort Mandan and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.
Pembina is the oldest town in North Dakota. It has had settlers here as early as 1797, and at one point was the most populous place in the state, well before many of the cities in the state today were ever founded. Today it is a scenic little town near the Pembina Gorge and makes a great place to visit for both sight seeing and history.
There's so much about this little town that makes it worth mentioning. It is right next to the naturally gorgeous Beaver Lake and also has an unusual yet fascinating outdoor "museum" of sorts, called Dinosaurs on the Prairie, that showcases old threshing machines. That plus the overall pleasantness of the town makes it a lovely spot to visit.
7. Park River
Park River is a lively town known as "The Town With A Heart." It certainly shows that through the delightful main street and thriving community. The Lyric Theater is one of the notable attractions there, which is a very old theater still in operation today.
Ruso is considered the tiniest town in North Dakota. In the last census, only four people were reported as living there.
McClusky has its claim to fame by being the heart of North Dakota. That is, it is the geographical center of the state. You can visit it yourself to say that you've been there.
Jamestown has so many unique attributes and it makes the perfect place for a day trip. From historical sites to restaurants, plus giant buffalo statues, it has a little bit of everything to draw people in. This is definitely a place in North Dakota you should visit if you haven't already.
11. West Fargo
West Fargo was named North Dakota's happiest place. Many people visit Fargo and West Fargo for the many stores and attractions there.
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