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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora and Watford City
Scenic splendor in the ruggedly beautiful North Dakota Badlands, named for the 26th President of the United States and managed by the National Park Service. This beautiful national park has three units, all offering distinctly different views. The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a single-track trail recognized as one of the top mountain biking trails in the U.S. Named an EPIC Ride. Four fenced overnight campsites with hitching posts, vault toilets and campfire rings are available along the trail. The trail is open for hiking, biking and horseback riding use all year.
Fargo Air Museum, Fargo
Come and visit the Fargo Air Museum and see the beautiful and unique aircraft on display, including Goodyear F2G-1D Super Corsair – the world’s only flying Super Corsair; North American P-51D Mustang; a Japanese Zero – Mitsubishi A6M Reisen Zero Fighter; Duggy the Douglas DC-3/C-47 Skytrain; and many more.
The North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck
State’s largest museum has an outstanding collection of Plains Indian artifacts and interpretive exhibits that feature North Dakota’s varied American Indian, military and agricultural history and prehistory.
Medora Musical and Pitchfork Fondue, Medora
Broadway-style musical show in spectacular Burning Hills Amphitheatre. The surrounding hills resound with music and laughter at this fast-paced, song-and-dance professional extravaganza.rior to the Medora Musical, experience unique dining atop of one of the area’s highest bluffs offering a spectacular view of the scenic Badlands and the town of Medora. Ribeye steaks are fondued "western style" with all the fixin’s. Live entertainment.
International Peace Garden, Dunseith
2,339-acre botanical garden commemorating peace between the United States and Canada. More than 150,000 flowers, floral clock, 911 memorial, Peace Chapel, Peace Tower, water features, floral displays, hiking, camping, dining, birding and youth camps.
Norsk Høstfest, Minot
The largest Scandinavian festival in North America, the Norsk Hostfest celebrates the heritage and culture of the five Nordic countries with ethnic cuisine, crafts and world-class entertainment.
Mandan Rodeo Days, Mandan
A three-day PRCA rodeo, featuring rodeo action as well as chuckwagon races, gigantic fireworks and pageants. Other activities include Art in the Park festival, carnival, street dances, parades, pitchfork fondue and much more.
United Tribes International Powwow, Bismarck
Contest powwow attracts 20,000 participants and spectators. The annual event is a celebration showcasing "champion" dancers and drums from across the U.S. and Canada, competing for top honors. Also features international cultural exchange dance groups as a special feature. Miss Indian Nations Pageant, Youth Day.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan
General George Custer’s last home is reconstructed, as is the central barracks, granary, commissary and a stable. Tours take visitors back to 1875, the year before the 7th Cavalry rode to the Little Bighorn. Visitor Center and tours of On-A-Slant Indian Village’s five reconstructed earthlodges are also available. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park offers the high-tech treasure hunting known as geocaching.
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Fort Mandan, Washburn
This interpretive site contains artifacts from every tribe the explorers encountered on their journey. The center’s Bergquist Gallery features a rare complete set of the printed artworks of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer. Fort Mandan is the reconstructed winter home of the Lewis & Clark Expedition in 1804-1805. Located on the banks of the Missouri River, the fort was a place of informational and cultural exchange between the explorers and the Northern Plains Indians.