The Oldest Town In North Dakota That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

Long before the railroad reached North Dakota and the towns started springing up, there were few settlements for quite a while. Most of today’s towns and cities in the state were founded after 1860, but this particular town came much earlier than that. It was the very first European settlement in the entire Dakota Territory (what is now North Dakota and South Dakota). Today, it remains as a peaceful small town just south of the Canadian border, and is both charming and historical.

Take a trip into a part of the state’s heritage by visiting this town:

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Nearby is the second oldest town in North Dakota, Walhalla, which has a part of one of the last remaining trading posts from that era. If you’re going to visit Pembina, you should stop by there, too.

Outside of being historical, Pembina is also located among some beautiful scenery. See what towns in North Dakota have the best scenery in the state by clicking here.