You have any number of options for summer day trips in North Dakota – to places like Medora or a state park – but there is so much more to our state beyond that! This state is full of unique attractions, unusual activities, and just downright fun things to do. If you’re looking for the day trip ideas for the best spots to hit up in the Peace Garden State while the weather’s hot, then look no further than these truly unique North Dakota day trips:

What are your North Dakota summer plans? Have you ever taken one of these day trips in North Dakota? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments! And, if you’re looking for more epic spots to check out, here are five more unforgettable road trips to take in North Dakota!

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What are some unique things to do around North Dakota? 

North Dakota might be the least-visited state in the entire United States, but that doesn’t mean there aren't plenty of things to do in North Dakota. In fact, we might argue that it’s THE perfect place to escape to, because there aren’t a whole lot of crowds. Plus, there are all kinds of truly offbeat and/or unique things to do around North Dakota, like all things buffalo-related in Jamestown. Go see the legendary albino buffalo that live in a herd near Jamestown, or head to the largest buffalo (statue) in North Dakota located within the same town. If you’re a movie fan, you can hit the F+M Visitors Center and check out the Fargo Wood Chipper, complete with Steve Buscemi’s severed foot (what? You wanted unique!). If you’re a geology fan, head to the Paul Broste Rock Museum for some interesting times.  

Where are some of the best romantic getaway spots in North Dakota? 

With as few crowds as there tend to be in North Dakota, it’s also an ideal place for a romantic getaway. Visit the amazing Moose Creek Lodge, which is nestled within the beautiful Rendezvous Region outside of Langdon, North Dakota. The Hotel Donaldson is another lovely romantic getaway spot in North Dakota; with just 17 beautiful suites total, it’s an intimate and quiet getaway you and your person are sure to love, so should you find yourself in or near Fargo, that’s the place to go! In Havana, you’ll find the Coteau des Prairies Lodge, which features some truly epic prairie views and a wonderful rustic setting. Finally, simply head to any of our state parks – especially, say, Lake Metigoshe State Park – and rent a cabin or stay at the amazing lodges we’ve got. They make for some of the best day trips in ND! North Dakota is an excellent destination for romantic getaways; the possibilities out here in big-sky country are as endless as the horizon.  

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