Channel your inner explorer, visit extraordinary events and stay in luxury accommodations, all in North Dakota. With so much to see and do, from outdoor activities to history and culture, we doubt you’ll get to do it all – but it’s worth a try!
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
This national park encompasses over 70,000 acres of breath-taking North Dakota Badlands, meaning there’s an adventure to be found for everyone!
Consider driving through the south unit of the park on the 36-mile scenic loop through the buttes and Badlands. The winding drive features striking overlooks with unbelievable views, trailheads for 12 different walking trails, interpretive signs about the Park’s history and natural wonders, as well as real prairie dog towns. There’s also a very good chance you’ll spot a herd of buffalo.
You can also experience this unique wilderness through daily Ranger programmes. They include short talks, guided walks, tours of Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Cabin and evening programmes at the campground amphitheatre. Or make your own adventure and explore on your own!
Medora Musical (1 June to 8 September 2018)
The Medora Musical is the rootin'-tootinest, boot-scootinest show in all the west!
Set in the outdoor splendour of the rugged North Dakota Badlands, this professionally produced, high energy, western-style musical show is proudly dedicated to the legacy of America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory (the same Badlands that in 2016 were named The New York Times number five place to visit in the world!).
The nationally acclaimed Pitchfork Steak Fondue is a traveller's delight. This is a must-do dinner to pair with your Medora Musical tickets. Every evening, chefs load steaks onto pitchforks and fondue them western style. Savour your steak as you overlook the picturesque Badlands from atop a bluff at the Tjaden Terrace. Your steak comes with all the fixings!
Plus, you'll be serenaded with western melodies performed live by members of The Coal Diggers from the Medora Musical. Don't miss this unique dining experience that was featured on the national television show, Best Of, on The Food Network!
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and the Custer House
Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this fort that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh cavalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition against the Sioux Tribe at the Little Big Horn.
Walking along the gently sloping hills, you’ll have a panoramic vista of the Missouri River from the park's nature and historic trails. Within the park, you’ll find Custer House, the house that most closely represents the architecture and style of the home that General Custer and his wife Libby would have stayed in at Fort Riley. General Custer's house burned down due to a fire in the kitchen. Some of the house has been restored and is complete with correct period furnishings.
Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota, bustles with things to see and do. It is home to unique shopping, cultural and historic events and has a thriving art’s community. The vibrant downtown offers unique accommodation, eclectic restaurants, galleries and entertainment venues. Cultural aficionados will cherish Fargo’s museums and theatres, and families flock to the Red River Zoo and Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm.
United Tribes Pow Wow (7-9 September 2018)
All are welcome at the 49th Annual United Tribes Pow Wow on 6-9 September 2018 at the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. It has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, receiving numerous awards over the years.
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