Most People Don’t Know These 8 Hidden Gems In North Dakota Even Exist

There are all the big-name attractions you’ve heard of plenty times in North Dakota, but there are tons of other places hidden around the state that you may not have thought about… or even know about! Today we’re celebrating the under-the-radar treasures found all across the Peace Garden State. How many of these hidden gems in North Dakota have you visited before?

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What other hidden gems in North Dakota would you recommend visiting?

Address: Jamestown Reservoir, North Dakota, USA
Address: Visit Fargo-Moorhead, 2001 44th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, USA
Address: Taube Museum of Art, 2 Main St N, Minot, ND 58703, USA
Address: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND 58554, USA
Address: Paul Broste Rock Museum, 508 Main St, Parshall, ND 58770, USA
Address: Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area Trailhead, Langdon, ND 58249, USA
Address: Frost Fire Park, 11950 Co Hwy 55, Walhalla, ND 58282, USA
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Hidden gems in North Dakota

July 18, 2021

What are some other hidden gems in North Dakota?

Who would have guessed that a collection of postmodern art installations could be found along a highway in western North Dakota? Such is the case with the Enchanted Highway, which features metal sculptures depicting local culture, including the Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again installation and the World’s Largest Tin Family. This collection of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures is the vision of artist Gary Greff, who set out to do one thing: stop small towns like Regent from dying out. And given the crowds that flock to this attraction each year, we’d say that’s a mission well accomplished. This journey starts at Exit 72 on Highway 94 at Gladstone and ends 32 miles south at Regent, where you’ll find a gift shop that sells mini sculpture souvenirs of this wonderfully weird roadside attraction.

What are some must-visit attractions in North Dakota?

There are tons of popular, awesome attractions in North Dakota that most everyone knows about, and are totally worth a visit. The first one is the inspiration behind our official state nickname: the International Peace Garden. The spectacular International Peace Garden sits on the border between North Dakota and Canada, in the town of Dunseith, North Dakota. This massive garden has over 80,000 flower blooms each year and they are kept all spring and summer long. It’s an absolute must-visit in North Dakota! For more must-visit attractions, check out this list.

Are there any little-known museums in North Dakota I should visit?

If you enjoy perusing museums that are a bit odd and quirky, you’ll love these 10 North Dakota museums. If you’re into all things prehistoric, the Dickinson Museum Center is a 12 acre campus that may just be the best museum in the state. The center’s Badlands Dinosaur Museum houses the largest collection of real dinosaur fossils on display in North Dakota, including a complete Triceratops skull, six full dinosaur skeletons, hundreds of fossils, a colorful mineral collection, and lots of opportunities for hands-on learning. Another favorite is the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. This unique museum pays homage to culture of North Dakota’s Native American, ranching and rodeo communities through dynamic displays about the state’s rich and colorful western heritage. How fun!

Address: Jamestown Reservoir, North Dakota, USA
Address: Visit Fargo-Moorhead, 2001 44th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, USA
Address: Taube Museum of Art, 2 Main St N, Minot, ND 58703, USA
Address: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND 58554, USA
Address: Paul Broste Rock Museum, 508 Main St, Parshall, ND 58770, USA
Address: Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area Trailhead, Langdon, ND 58249, USA
Address: Frost Fire Park, 11950 Co Hwy 55, Walhalla, ND 58282, USA