Most of us will probably agree that any time’s a great time for a road trip, and there’s no better place to hit the road than in our beautiful state. The scenic road trip in North Dakota will take you in a complete round trip in the western part of the state. It starts in Medora, but you can begin at any part of the route. If you can’t get out to the western half, no worries – there will be road trips for some other regions in the state in the near future.

Once you’ve stopped at White Butte, you can head back up north and then west once you hit I-94 to end up right back in Medora. There are a ton of other places like wildlife refuges, small towns, and lakes you could stop at along the way if you’d like to spend the extra time doing so. There are too many to put them all on one list, so it is up to you where to go.

Will you or have you gone on this scenic road trip in North Dakota? Share your experience in the comments! If you’re a fan of the paranormal, you might want to add this haunted road trip in North Dakota to your to do list.


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What are some must see natural wonders in North Dakota?

Finding natural wonders in North Dakota is pretty easy. After all, we live in such a gorgeous state that we’re surrounded by them. If you’re up for a bit of exploring, head to one of the seven natural wonders in North Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, with its canyons and valleys, is Mother Nature’s masterpiece and definitely worth a visit. White Butte, the highest point in North Dakota, features breathtaking white walls surrounded by prairies. Sheyenne National Grassland, Pembina Gorge, and Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence are also among the seven natural wonders of North Dakota.

What are the best scenic drives in North Dakota?

We have so many beautiful scenic drives in North Dakota, providing us with a leisurely way to spend a few free hours. Follow Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway that runs from Mandan to Dickinson. Journey down long, lonely country roads that pass rolling hills and lush green farmland. Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway, on the other hand, boasts chiseled land and plenty of natural beauty. Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, Chan SanSan Scenic Backway, and Sakakawea Scenic Byway also promise natural beauty and tranquility along the open road.

What waterfalls will you find in North Dakota?

Did you know that North Dakota’s home to a lone natural waterfall? Yep, but it is an amazing natural wonder in North Dakota that you’ll definitely want to check out. Tucked in Sheyenne State Forest, the Mineral Springs Waterfall can be reached via a scenic hike. Slip on your hiking shoes for the 2.3-mile trail that will lead you through the lush, beautiful forest. If you visit Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, you’ll also find three mini waterfalls. The breathtaking waterfalls provide a picture-perfect backdrop for having a leisurely picnic. (Wait until you see it frozen in the winter, too.)