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TRAVEL GUIDE: NORTH DAKOTA

A scenic shot of North Dakota

Known for more than raising crops, North Dakota is a land steeped in history. It has housed some of the United States' greats, including Sakakawea (the Native American woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark expedition as a guide) and Theodore Roosevelt, and it has served as the stage for infamous historical events like Custer's Last Stand. Today's visitors will find a state that has fully embraced its past and present. Tourists can marvel at the Badlands' rugged beauty, view Native American art at the Plains Art Museum or celebrate Scandinavian culture at the annual Norsk Hostfest.


BISMARCK


A TRIBAL TRADITION
United Tribes International Powwow

A tradition that has lasted for more than 40 years, the annual United Tribes International Powwow has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota. More than 70 tribes and 1,500 dancers and drummers participate in the festival, which draws around 20,000 spectators.
20,000 people flock to the United Tribes International Powwow every year

DUNSEITH


The International Peace Garden symbolizes a truce between Canada and the U.S.
GARDEN PARTY
International Peace Garden

The 2,300-acre International Peace Garden on the border of the U.S. and Canada symbolizes peace between the two neighbors. In the spring and summer, the gardens bloom with thousands of flowers surrounding rolling woodlands, two lakes and hiking and biking trails.

FARGO


NATIVE AMERICAN ART
Plains Art Museum

The Fargo museum's collection contains approximately 3,000 works, including national and regional contemporary art, traditional American Indian art and traditional folk art.
Experience the old and new at the Plains Art Museum

MEDORA


The Theodore Roosevelt National Park houses the president's Maltese Cross Cabin
A GOOD TRIP TO THE BADLANDS
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt's famous affection for the North Dakota Badlands inspired the government to turn 70,466.89 acres of the southwestern part of the state into a national park. Visitors can tour the restored Maltese Cross Cabin, and explore the north end of the 100-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail.

MINOT


CELEBRATE SCANDINAVIA
Norsk Hostfest

Every fall, Minot plays host to Norsk Hostfest, the largest Scandinavian festival in North America. Attracting tens of thousands of people every year, Norsk Hostfest aims to preserve and celebrate Nordic culture and customs. Attendees can feast on Scandinavian food, buy handcrafted gifts and attend various shows.
Dance the Scandinavian way in Norsk Hostfest

NORTH DAKOTA


Get some R&R at the Hilton Garden Inn Grand Fork
BOOK A ROOM
North Dakota Hotels

For those unwilling to rough it, North Dakota boasts a wide selection of hotels. These hotel ratings, reviews and photos should help you find your ideal accommodations.

For more information, visit: ndtourism.com

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* Photo credits: River Sunset, North Dakota Tourism/Gerald Blank

(Updated: 7/03/12 KK)


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