It’s no secret that North Dakota is a little on the low-key side, but honestly, we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s spellbindingly beautiful and filled from top to bottom (or should we say north to south?) with incredible things to do, see, and experience – no matter what time of year it is. And, indeed, each season has its own set of reasons to come experience them, but today we’d like to focus on the brilliance of spring. Turns out, there are a lot of amazing things to do in North Dakota in Spring, and we’ve gone ahead and put together a handy list of some of the best of them. Get outside and enjoy the warm days – summer will be here sooner than you think.

Flower Blooms In North Dakota

When people think of spring flowers, they might not imagine North Dakota right away (or at all). But the truth is: we’re an amazing place for flower blooms. While summer sees the dramatic blooms of millions of sunflowers across the state, spring also has its cast of characters that take the stage each year, too. Some of the downright best places to experience flower blooms in North Dakota are places like:

Botanical Gardens In North Dakota

Botanical gardens are magical in a way, wouldn’t you think? We certainly do; it’s not every day one gets to experience a fully immersive garden in which they might encounter flora and fauna from places they’ll never get to visit (well, unless one goes to a botanical garden every day, which sounds amazing to us). Botanical gardens are an amazing place to get back in touch with the beauty of nature, and thankfully, there are plenty of botanical gardens in North Dakota worthy of driving across the state for, such as:

Parks To Visit In North Dakota This Spring

Speaking of parks and gardens, there are such an enormous number of amazing parks to visit in North Dakota in the spring that it’s impossible to list them all in one sheet of paper, let alone a couple of short sentences. That being said, some of our parks stick out above the rest in terms of wonder, awe, and so much more. Meander on out to one or all of the best parks in North Dakota this spring, and learn what spring is all about – warm temps, clear skies, wildflowers, and the hushed whisper of an approaching summer.

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Spring Hikes In North Dakota

Up for some hiking? Perfect! Not only is hiking excellent for your mind, body, and soul, but it allows you to experience the great outdoors in the best possible way – the way nature intended. You’d be hard-pressed to find any town in the USA where folks didn’t love hiking. Hiking and moving about on foot has been a human pastime for many centuries, though all different cultures and peoples. Today, we almost take it for granted; it’s a luxury we have to be able to meander outdoors in relative safety to experience it firsthand. So, this spring, embark upon some (or all) of the best, must-see spring hikes in North Dakota:

Spring Picnic Spots In North Dakota

Okay, seriously – if packing up a picnic lunch and setting off in search of somewhere beautiful to eat it isn’t one of the best American pastimes there is, well, we’re just not sure what else could possibly be (except maybe hiking). Spring is undoubtedly the best time of year for an old-school picnic, and we’ve gone ahead and found a couple of the best places to set up shop. If these spring picnic spots in North Dakota aren’t just perfect, nothing will be!


North Dakota is a place filled with beauty and wonder, and it’s honestly sort of a mystery as to why so many folks seem oddly eager to ignore it. After all, we’ve got some of the best places to visit in the spring – small towns like Minot, Dickinson, and others are all excellent ideas, as well as everything listed in the above article! But in the end, all this means is that we get our wonderful springtime attractions from every corner of the state mostly to ourselves. Skip the crowds forever: come to North Dakota! But, in all seriousness, spring is easily one of the best times to visit North Dakota thanks to mild temperatures, flora and fauna bursting back to life, and so much more. Come explore – you won’t regret it for a moment!

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