North Dakota’s Stunning Gol Stave Church Is An Architectural Masterpiece
Did you know that around 35% of North Dakota’s population is of Scandinavian descent? Many North Dakotan’s ancestors immigrated from countries like Norway or Sweden to start a life on the prairie in the 1800s. These people brought their culture with them so that today it’s common to see things like lefse with recipes passed down for generations or say things like “uff da” in ND. If you’re of Scandinavian descent, or simply enjoy seeing pretty things, there is a place in the state you must visit: the Scandinavian Heritage Park. Within it is a beautiful church in North Dakota unlike any other.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
If you’d like to tour the Gol Stave Church, you can visit the Scandinavian Heritage Park from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM every day. Visit their website for more information.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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