North Dakota, in the middle of the North American continent, boasts clean air and clean living with a Native American influence. I-94 runs east-west through North Dakota, and the capital city of Bismarck is roughly the midpoint of that highway, along which lie a variety of North Dakota hotels from which to choose. With a metro population just over a hundred thousand, the city is situated on the banks of the Missouri River and is a transportation hub for the entire state. Visitors enjoy touring the Art Deco capitol building as well as nearby Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, where you can see reconstructed earth lodges of the Mandan Indians at On-A-Slant Village.
Eighty miles northwest of Bismarck brings visitors to Lake Sakakawea State Park. This park features a full-service marina for all lake activities along with the western-most trailhead for the North Country National Scenic Trail along rolling prairieland. A couple hours west of Bismarck brings you to Theodore Roosevelt National Park where you can explore the rugged badlands which greatly influenced this President’s conservationist philosophies.
Two hundred miles east of Bismarck, at the Minnesota state line, lies the state’s largest city, Fargo. Located in the Red River Valley, visitors enjoy an air museum, a zoo and getting their picture taken by the wood chipper of movie “Fargo” fame! It should be noted that U.S. Air Force bases are located at Minot and Grand Forks.
Outdoor activities reign in North Dakota, from snowmobiling and canoeing in the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway to climbing the Crow Flies High Scenic Overlook for panoramic vistas along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. Explore the High Plains of North Dakota today!