Information for Travelers
North Dakota is a midwestern US state dominated by the Great Plains.
The Great Plains give way to the rugged Badlands near the Montana border, where Theodore Roosevelt National Park spans the Little Missouri River.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the main highlights of any trip to North Dakota.
Named after the naturalist, farmer and 26th president of the United States, the national park still encompasses the same landscapes that once enchanted Roosevelt himself.
The Little Missouri River meanders through the park's rolling hills and Badlands.
Visitors are encouraged to walk or simply drive through the park to enjoy the natural beauty alongside free-ranging bison.
North Dakota's rugged wilderness, lush forest scenery, and water-fed natural resources provide seemingly endless landscapes to explore.
Visitors to North Dakota often spend time outdoors at places like Lake Sakakawea.
Indoor tourist attractions include the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck or the Plains Art Museum in Fargo.
In addition to breathtaking landscapes, the state offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's history and culture through its museums and historic sites.
At the National Buffalo Museum, visitors can learn all about the great beasts that once roamed the American West.
The museum also includes a Frontier Village, which includes a collection of old pioneer buildings, with a barbershop, church, pharmacy, prison, school, post office and much more.
About halfway between Bismarck and Fargo on Interstate 94, motorists can see the world's largest bison, albeit concrete by far, outside the National Buffalo Museum.
Their living counterparts graze at their feet; among them are rare albino bison.
The history of the region's immigrants is honored at the Scandinavian Heritage Association in the city of Minot.
The eastern city of Fargo showcases Native American and modern art at the Plains Art Museum.
Near Stanton, in a former Mandan and Hidatsa Indian camp, is the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.
Several villages were rebuilt here in an attempt to preserve the culture.
Today, this historic site introduces camps, field trips and individuals to the native environment.
In Bismarck, the North Dakota Heritage Center offers an overview of North Dakota's history, from prehistory to modern times.
Heritage Center visitors can choose from four museum galleries to peruse.
In total, the museum contains thousands of different exhibits, artifacts and exhibits, ranging from a fused Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Another popular point of interest is the Northern Lights Atrium.
This steel and glass piece of architecture welcomes museum visitors and provides an enticing spectacle in the evening.
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