10 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In North Dakota

North Dakota is filled with generations of history dating back to well before its statehood. Although we cannot go back in time (yet) to visit some of these historical moments for ourselves, we can visit where they happened at historical sites that preserve the memories as well as the physical buildings and objects that have stood in those places for centuries. These 10 historical North Dakota landmarks are a big part of North Dakota history and are a must-visit if you want to truly discover and explore the state.

Have you ever been to any of these North Dakota landmarks? If so, please share your experiences with us in the comments.

Address: Fort Mandan State Historic Site, 838 28th Ave SW, Washburn, ND 58577, USA
Address: Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, 935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001, USA
Address: Maltese Cross Cabin, Medora, ND 58645, USA
Address: Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, 3426 Chateau Rd, Medora, ND 58645, USA
Address: Fort Buford State Historic Site, 15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801, USA
Address: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, 15550 ND-1804, Williston, ND 58801, USA
Address: Killdeer Mountain Battlefield State Historic Site, Killdeer Mt Battlefield Rd, Killdeer, ND 58640, USA
Address: Welk Homestead State Historic Site, 845 88th St SE, Strasburg, ND 58573, USA
Address: Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, 555 113th 1/2 Ave NE, Cooperstown, ND 58425, USA
Address: Fort Totten State Historic Site, 417 Calvary Cir, Fort Totten, ND 58335, USA
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North Dakota landmarks

May 30, 2022

What are three hidden historical landmarks in North Dakota that belong on everyone’s bucket list?

There are numerous historical landmarks in North Dakota and we’ve listed three of our favorites below.

1. Bagg Bonanza Farm

Located just outside of Mooreton, North Dakota is the historic Bagg Bonanza Farm, which covers 15 acres. The Bagg Bonanza Farm was in operation from 1915 to 1935 and is one of America’s best-preserved bonanza farms. Everything inside the main house is just like it was when the family lived in it. The rest of the buildings on the property serve as a museum.

2. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, which is located in Mandan, is one of North Dakota’s best state parks. It was established in 1872 and will take you back in time from the 1500s to the early 1900s. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is home to the Custer House, the home of Lieutenant Colonel George Custer of the “Custer’s Last Stand” fame, and several military buildings that have been reconstructed. The park offers tours and reenactments throughout the year.

3. Stutsman County Courthouse

The Stutsman County Courthouse is located in Jamestown, North Dakota. Built in 1883, it’s also the state’s oldest surviving courthouse. It was used until a new one was built in the 1980s. One of the most historical events to take place at this courthouse was the splitting of the Dakota Territory. It was here in this courthouse where the Dakota Territory was split into two states: North Dakota and South Dakota.

What two North Dakota famous landmarks are popular destinations for the entire family?

There are many places in North Dakota that are popular places for the entire family to visit or see. From North Dakota monuments and sculptures to North Dakota parks and museums, the list is endless. Listed below are two landmarks that are popular family destinations.

1. Enchanted Highway

The Enchanted Highway begins at Exit 72 on the I-94 and ends 32 miles away in Regent. What makes this 32-mile stretch of road so unique is that it features some of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures. Artist Gary Greff built the first sculpture in 1989 and today there are seven.

2. Lindenwood Park

Lindenwood Park is located along the Red River in Fargo, North Dakota, and is the city’s largest multi-use park. It’s surrounded by lots of beautiful natural scenery and offers a variety of activities for the entire family including jogging, strolling, and biking. There are also playgrounds for children and campsites for families wishing to stay a bit longer.

Address: Fort Mandan State Historic Site, 838 28th Ave SW, Washburn, ND 58577, USA
Address: Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, 935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001, USA
Address: Maltese Cross Cabin, Medora, ND 58645, USA
Address: Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, 3426 Chateau Rd, Medora, ND 58645, USA
Address: Fort Buford State Historic Site, 15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801, USA
Address: Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, 15550 ND-1804, Williston, ND 58801, USA
Address: Killdeer Mountain Battlefield State Historic Site, Killdeer Mt Battlefield Rd, Killdeer, ND 58640, USA
Address: Welk Homestead State Historic Site, 845 88th St SE, Strasburg, ND 58573, USA
Address: Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, 555 113th 1/2 Ave NE, Cooperstown, ND 58425, USA
Address: Fort Totten State Historic Site, 417 Calvary Cir, Fort Totten, ND 58335, USA