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Attractions

 

 Beaver Lake State Park
3850 - 70th St. SE
Wishek, North Dakota 58495
Phone: 701-452-2752
Website: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov


For those wanting to "get away from it all," Beaver Lake State Park is the perfect destination.  Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks on the 2 extensive trail system.  During the summer the lake provides opportunities for boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing and swimming.

The park is the product of efforts by early settlers in Logan, McIntosh and Emmons counties.  Working together they persuaded state officials to make the area a state park.  Beaver Lake State Park recently marked its 80th anniversary and is the second oldest park in the state system.  For visitors this serene setting offers three beautiful camping cabins near the lake's shore; a campground with full service, group and primitive camp sites; picnic shelters; boat ramp; docks and much more.

Beaver Lake State Park is open year-round with events and interpretive activities scheduled throughout the summer.  There is a $5 vehicle entrance fee with camping and shelter rentals coming at an additional cost.

Campground: 25 RV sites, 5 primitive, 3 group sites. Campsite and cabin reservations can be made online at www.parkrec.nd.gov or by calling 800-807-4723.


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 Bismarck Arts & Galleries Association
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422 East Front Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 223-5986
Website: http://www.bismarck-art.org


The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association works consistently to stimulate the study and presentation of the visual arts, to encourage and expand participation and appreciation by all persons, and to preserve our regional cultural heritage. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 1-3pm, closed Sunday & Monday


Category:   Attractions  Arts & Culture
 Buckstop Junction, Historic Town
East Bismarck Expressway & East Main
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 250-8575
Website: http://www.BuckstopJunction.org


Step into our historic buildings and hear the stories of the people who moved here, built our towns and homesteaded the prairies of North Dakota.  These are actual buildings dating from 1875 to 1935 and moved to this site by the Missouri Valley Historical Society for preservation.  They offer our visitors a feel for the atmosphere of the Missouri River Valley during the turn of the last century.  Buckstop Junction is supported by tours, membership, facility rentals, donations, sale from our vintage shop and our annual Corn Feed & Old Settler's Day on August 16, 2015.

Hours of operation vary.  Please call or consult our website.  www.BuckstopJunction.org

Tours:  Call 701-250-8575.

Admission:  Adults $6.00, Students up to 18 years $3.00.  Children under 6 free with family.


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 Camp Hancock Historic Site
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101 E. Main
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 328-9528 or (701) 328-2666
Website: http://www.history.nd.gov


The site of a military camp dating back to 1872 was used to protect Northern Pacific railroad workers. Camp Hancock is tucked away at 101 E. Main & First Street in Bismarck. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the camp icludes the Bread of Life Episcopal Church and a Northern Pacific steam locomotive. A log building, which served as the camp's headquarters, now features an interpretive museum. Admission is free.

May 16 - September 15: Friday-Sunday, 1-5 pm
Other times by appointment


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 Chief Looking's Village Historic Site
On Burnt Boat Drive above Pioneer Park
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-6455

The western view from this site looks over great expanses of Missouri and Heart River bottomland and the opposing river bluffs. From this point 225 years ago, a person could see four or five Mandan earthlodge villages, homes to 6,000 or 7,000 people. The site has a self-guided tour, where visitors can see the depressions of a number of earth loges and a fortification ditch.


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 Cross Ranch State Park
1403 River Road
Center, North Dakota 58530
Phone: 701-794-3731
Website: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov


Experience the Missouri River and its river valley as did the earliest of people living along its banks at Cross Ranch State Park.  The park is located along seven miles of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the river and is rich in both cultural and natural history.

North Dakota's Centennial State Park is purposely left primitive to preserve the land's natural beauty.  The River Peoples Visitor Center has displays and information about the once mighty Missouri River, which is now tamed through a series of major dams and reservoirs along its impressive length.  A boat ramp and electrical camping sites can be found at the Sanger Campground.  The park's main campground offers RV sites without electrical hookups, spectacular log cabins, yurts and a primitive tent area.

Cross Ranch State Park offers visitors adventure year round.  It has an extensive trail system for hikers where they can glimpse the creatures which inhabit the thickly forested river bottom.  The park is a winter playground for those who like to play in the snow.  Equipment rentals include canoes, kayaks, snowshoes and cross country skis.

35 Primitive RV sites, 15 electrical, 15 tent sites, group camping sites.  Campsite, yurt and cabin reservations can be made online at www.parkrec.nd.gov or by calling 800-807-4723.


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 Dakota Zoo
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602 River Road in Sertoma Park
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: (701) 223-7543
Website: http://www.dakotazoo.org/


Located on the east bank of the Missouri River in Sertoma Park, North Dakota’s largest zoo is home to over 600 reptiles, birds and mammals.

Hours: May - September 30, daily 10 am - 7 pm
Winter hours: October - April, Friday - Sunday 1 - 5 pm (weather permitting)

Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up, $6 for seniors 60 & over, and $4 for children 2-12 years. Babies under 2 years are free. Train rides are $2.50 per person.


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 Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site
North on River Road, north on Highway 1804
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 328-2666
Website: http://www.history.nd.gov


Double Ditch Indian Village, covering about 24 acres, is one of the most spectacular archaeological sited in the Northern Plains. It lies on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, with a commanding view downriver toward the mouth of the Heart River and the other Mandan villages, and upriver to Square Buttes, a feature that marked the traditional boundary between the Mandan and Hidatsa territory. At its peak, perhaps 2,000 people live there.  Double Ditch Village lay in ruins when Lewis & Clark passed this point in 1804 & 1806. On-site interpretation open year ‘round.


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 Downtowners Bismarck
204 North 4th Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 223-1958
Website: http://www.downtownbismarck.com/


Our mission at the Downtowners is to serve and support the growth and development of downtown Bismarck to benefit our members and the entire community. We are a 501c6 non-profit organization that promotes our member businesses and the city center as the vital core of the community.  This idea is the cornerstone of all of the efforts of our organization.


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 Eagle Sculptures
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River Road
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-6455
Website: http://www.bisparks.org


The first "Thunderbird," a public art creation by the students of United Tribes Technical College is part of the Missouri Valley Legacy Center in Keelboat Park. You'll find the second in the series of eagle sculptures and interpretation just south of that, along River Road, in Bismarck's Sertoma Park, near the entrance of Dakota Zoo. This impressive display of four different eagles on a ceramic circle is something you don't want to miss on your visit to Bismarck-Mandan. The third sculpture, "Reflections," faces the Missouri River along River Road at Steamboat Park. The reflective sphere surrounded by an eagle represents Mother Earth and reflects the area's natural beauty.


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 Five Nations Arts Depot
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401 W. Main Avenue
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: (701) 663-4663
Website: http://www.fortlincoln.com


This historic Burlington Northern Railroad Depot on Main Street in Mandan features Native American arts and crafts. Works of more than 200 North Dakota American Indian artists are available for purchase. The Depot is also available for art and American Indian interpretive programs.
 
The Depot is open daily:
Monday-Satuday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday:s noon - 5pm
Extended summer and Christmas hours


Category:   Attractions  Shopping

Shopping:   Specialty Shop
 Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site
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Corner of Avenue B & 4th Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 328-9528
Website: http://www.history.nd.gov


From 1893 to 1960, the home at the corner of Avenue B and 4th Street in Bismarck served as the North Dakota Governor’s Residence. For additional information or to make group arrangements, please call. Admission is free.

May 16 - September 15:
Monday-Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon-4 pm

October-May:
1-5 pm the 2nd Friday & Saturday of each month


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 Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation (offices)
401 W. Main Street
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: (701) 663-4758
Website: http://www.fortlincoln.com


Relive 1875 at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, south of Mandan on Highway 1806, where history comes to life. Visit the home of General George and Libbie Custer at Cavalry Square, where their staff still entertain guests, telling the stories of Libbie and the general and the time they spent in Dakota Territory. The hill above Fort Abraham Lincoln provides great views of the Missouri Valley with blockhouses standing guard over the fort. The On-a-Slant Indian Village has replicas of rebuilt Mandan earthlodges on the site of an ancient village. Visit the Museum that houses the nation’s best display on the Mandan Indians, exhibits on Lewis & Clark and General Custer artifacts.


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 Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
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4480 Fort Lincoln Rd
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: 701-328-5361
Website: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov


History comes to life at historic Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Take a trip to 1875 and the home of General George and Libbie Custer on Cavalry Square, where their staff still entertains guests with stories of Libbie, the General and the time they spent in Dakota Territory.  At the Fort Lincoln Commissary Store enjoy a hand crafted latte and browse through souvenirs, gifts, and a fine collection of books on General Custer.

The hills above Fort Abraham Lincoln provide a great view of the Missouri River Valley with blockhouses standing guard over both the fort and an ancient Mandan Village. On-A-Slant Village, dating back to the 1500s, features six rebuilt earthlodges with exhibits and guided tours. The park's Visitor Center houses the nation's best display of Mandan artifacts and history, along with items of interest on Lewis and Clark and General Custer.

The park is open throughout the year.  Interpretive sites are open May 1 through September 30 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Park entrance fees are $5 per vehicle.  An interpretive pass, which includes access to all tours and sites, is available for an additional $6 per adults and $4 per student.  For dates and times of special events at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, please visit the website.

Campground:  94 RV sites, 57 electric, 37 primitive, shower, dump station, 3 camping cabins, 2 tipis.  Campsite, cabine and tipi reservations can be made online at:  www.parkrec.nd.gov or by calling 800-807-4723.

Lodge Type: Campgrounds & Ranches
Has Meeting & Event Facilities: No
Has Meeting Room Facilities: No

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 Fort Stevenson State Park
1252A - 41st Avenue NW
Garrison, North Dakota 58540
Phone: 701-337-5576
Website: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov


Fort Stevenson State Park is among the most popular destinations in the North Dakota State Park system.  It is one of three state parks on Lake Sakakawea and is a favorite among outdoor recreation enthusiasts wanting to experience on of the nation's greatest fisheries.  The park gets its name from a 19th century frontier military fort, which is now under water.  It is located on Lake Sakakawea's north shore and receives great support from the nearby community of Garrison.

The park features two marinas - de Trobriand on the park's east side and Garrison Bay on the west.  The Garrison Bay marina is one of the few deep water marina's on Lake Sakakawea catering to the fluctuating levels of the large man-made lake providing access no matter how high or low the water.  FSSP offers reasonable slip rentals and also rents fish boats, paddle boats and a pontoon.  Nature lovers will marvel at the park's flora and fauna, and won't want to miss the arboretum containing over 50 plant species.

Several marjor crowd pleasing eents are held at the park each year including a kite flying festival, Governor's Cup Fishing Derby, Frontier Days and Beach Party.  FSSP is open year-round with full service camping available from mid-May to the end of September.

Campground: 138 modern sites, 30 also have sewer; 2 two faily cabins with bath, efficiency kitchen, air conditioning and heat; 3 camping cabins; and 15 primitive tent sites.  Campsite and cabin reservations can be made online at www.parkrec.nd.gov or by calling 800-807-4723.


Category:   Attractions  Lodging  Outdoor Adventures
 Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex
1810 Schafer Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-6455
Website: http://www.bisparks.org


The home of Gateway to Science, Theo Art School, Central Dakota Children's Choir and Shade Tree Players. Currently, the facility's hours of operation are the same as Gateway to Science. All other programs at High Prairie require advance registration. Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex features the Imagination Theatre, Allegro Hall, a hands-on science gallery, a bright art studio and spacious community room with kitchen. The facility welcomes company and rents space when available.

Central Dakota Children's Choir:(701) 258-6516
Gateway to Science: (701) 258-1975
Shade Tree Players:(701) 214-1061
Suzuki School of Music:(701) 255-3557
Theo Art School:(701) 222-6452


Category:   Attractions  Arts & Culture
 Gateway to Science Center
1810 Schafer Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 258-1975
Website: http://www.gatewaytoscience.org


Discover new and exciting exhibits throughout the year in the interactive exhibit gallery of Gateway to Science, where science is fun for all ages. Gateway to Science is a regional resource for hands-on science education.
 
Monday-Thursday: 12 - 7 pm, Friday & Saturday: 12 - 5 pm


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 Golf Etc. Bismarck
228 W. Front Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: 701-751-7070
Website: http://www.golfetcbismarck.com


Located at 228 W. Front Avenue, Golf Etc. Bismarck is a family owned and operated golf shop that specializes in golf and entertainment.  We are the area's first virtual golf center featuring 5 High Definition Simulators providing family fun for all ages.  Join a golf league, take lessons from our PGA Professional or try out the latest golf equipment.  Stop in with friends and enjoy great Jimmy's pizza and a variety of beverages while you play on a championship course.


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 Keelbooat Park
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River Road
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-6455
Website: http://www.bisparks.org


Located under the Grant Marsh Bridge, on River road in Bismarck, it's part of the Missouri Valley Legacy Center.  It provides information, activities and experiences relative to the cultures and history prior to, during, and after the Lewis & Clark Expedition.  It includes an impressive "Thunderbird" sculpture. 


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 Lake Sakakawea State Park
P.O. Box 732
Riverdale, North Dakota 58565
Phone: 701-487-3315
Website: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov


Located on the south shore of one of the three largest man-made reservoirs in the nation, Lake Sakakawea State Park offers a wide range of water based recreational activities and facilities.  The park has a full service marina and two boat ramps providing access to the big lake, no matter the water level.

The western-most segment of the 3,200 mile North Country National Scenic Trail intersects the Lewis & Clark Trail at the park.  The park has three miles of hiking trails and along with hiking there are mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities.

A short distance from the park, about a mile, is the Garrison Dam where visitors can visit the power generation facility and the North Dakota Game and Fish fisheries operation.  The North Country Trail provides an excellent vantage point for viewing Garrison Dam and Scoria Bay.  The scoria, found along the Missouri River and farther west in the North Dakota Badlands, was created when seams of coal caught fire and baked the surrounding sand and clay into hard, red natural brick.

149 modern camp sites, 41 primitive sites, 10 group camping sites, and two camping cabins are available to the public.  Campsite and cabin reservations can be made online at www.parkrec.nd.gov or by calling 800-807-4723.


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 Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan
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Hwy 200A & Hwy 83
Washburn, North Dakota 58578
Phone: (701) 462-8535
Website: http://www.fortmandan.com


Join the Discovery! The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, located 38 miles north of Bismarck on US Hwy 83, tells the story of the Corps of Discovery’s expedition across the continent. Overlooking the Missouri River, the Interpretive Center’s all-new galleries exhibit world-famous art collections – including Karl Bodmer and George Catlin – and Lewis & Clark-era artifacts, as well as exhibits on North Dakota agriculture. Two miles west of the Interpretive Center you can take a step back in time by visiting the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the Lewis & Clark Expedition from 1804-05. The fully-furnished quarters bring to life what it was like for the brave men of the Expedition during that North Dakota winter over 200 years ago. The Museum Store and interpretive facilities are open daily. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for students, and free to members. Plan your visit by going to www.FortMandan.com for more information.


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 Lewis & Clark Riverboat
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Port of Bismarck, 1700 River Road
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 663-4758
Website: http://www.lewisandclarkriverboat.com


Cruise the fabulous Missouri River aboard the Lewis and Clark, a 150-passenger riverboat. This all-weather paddlewheeler has excursion cruises, dinner cruises, moonlight cruises, pizza cruises, taco bar cruise, bbq picnic cruise and family cruises are all available for your enjoyment mid-June through Labor Day. Charters and special group cruise rates are available April through October, weather permitting. North River Road, Exit 157 off I-94.


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 Midway Lanes Bowling
3327 Memorial Highway
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: (701) 663-0277
Website: http://www.midwaylanes.com


North Dakota's Premier Family Entertainment Bowling Center - Midway Lanes is a beautiful family recreation bowling center! If you haven't stopped out yet, do so, you will be impressed! Check with Sheila, Jim or Tammy for any of your bowling or entertainment needs!

Midway Lanes has 4 party rooms, large billiard and game room, 52 bowling lanes, food concessions, two lounges, and is all non-smoking.  4 pool tables, sports tv's throughout the facility, fully stocked pro shop with the latest in balls, bags, shoes and accessories. Midway has a great off-sale liquor store. Also available: pull tabs, bingo and blackjack!  Midway Lanes has 63,000 sq. ft of family entertainment and is the home of the famous Thunder Alley Extreme Bowling, which includes: lights, music, 70,000 songs via satellite, black lights and a whole lot of fun!


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 North Dakota Heritage Center
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ND Capitol Grounds - East Boulevard
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2666
Website: http://www.nd.gov/hist/


The State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center is the largest museum in the state. In late 2014 it wrapped up a $52 million expansion. There is now 39,000 square feet of exhibit space – that’s almost double the previous gallery size! A large temporary gallery will allow them to host impressive traveling exhibits from the nation’s premier museums.

The exhibits trace North Dakota history from the geologic past 500,000 million years ago up through the present day. The story unfolds through three galleries, here is a sneak peek:
 
Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time:
· Visitors start their journey 80 million years ago in an Underwater World, when North Dakota was covered by an inland sea.
· Stepping out of the “sea” visitors walk into a central orientation space featuring a large multi-user touch table that acts as a detailed    interactive timeline.
· Dominating the view will be life-size casts of a Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops, ready to fight.
 
Innovation Gallery: Early Peoples:
· When people first came to what would become North Dakota over 13,000 years ago, they hunted supersize mammals, just like the Bison antiquus skeleton visitors will encounter as they enter the gallery.
 
Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday and Today:
· The inspiration gallery will explore the state’s recent history through thematic areas. The Agricultural Innovation area, show here, will   feature over a century of farm and ranching stories.
 
Admission is free.

The Heritage Center also houses the State Archives and Historical Research Library which is open to the public and is particularly valuable to individuals doing genealogical research.


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 North Dakota State Capitol
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Capitol Grounds - 600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2480

Visitors to the North Dakota State Capitol grounds find a unique blend of the state’s past, present, and future. The State Capitol building, also known as the “Skyscraper on the Prairie,” stands proudly over the heart of Bismarck. The Capitol grounds arboretum trail winds behind the Governor’s residence and along the Capitol building, highway building, Liberty Memorial building, the Heritage Center, and the Veteran’s Memorial. Approximately 75 species of trees, shrubs, and blooming flowers are identified. Also on the grounds are statues of Sakakawea, the Pioneer family, Former Governor Burke, a buffalo, and an Arabian horse. Admission is free.

Memorial Day through Labor Day Tours of the Capitol are available:
Weekdays on the hour from 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, Monday through Friday
Saturday tours run from 9-11 am and 1-4 pm
Sunday tours are from 1-4 pm
No off-season weekend tours


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 North Dakota State Railroad Museum
3102 - 37th Street NW
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: (701) 663-9322
Website: http://www.ndsrm.org


The ND State Railroad Museum, located north of Mandan, houses railroad exhibits and artifacts from the early 1900s. Full-scale railroad cars, handmade models, photographs and uniforms are on display. The museum and gift store are open daily from 1 to 5 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day.


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 Papa's Pumpkin Patch
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5001 Fernwood Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-1521
Website: http://www.papaspumpkinpatch.com


Papa's Pumpkin Patch is open 12-7 pm daily from Sept. 10 - Oct. 21, 2017. Admission is $5/person and toddlers two years and under are free. Most activities are free. These include: bale mazes, bale castles, Papasville, nature trail, photo opps, trebuchet, pumpkin cannon, super sandbox. Those with fees include: train rides - $1/person; zip lines - $1/ride; hayrides - $2/person; pony rides - $4/person; pedal carts - $1/ride; and corn cob sling shots - $1/3 corn cobs. Special Note: The trebuchet, pumpkin cannon and all activities with an extra charge are available weekends from 12-5 pm and Thursdays from 5-7 pm. Want to know what's going on at Papa's right now? Visit Papa on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PapasPumpkinPatch . Papa's website: http://www.papaspumpkinpatch.com


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 Prairie Knights Casino & Resort, Feast of the Rock & Hunters Club
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7932 Highway 24
Fort Yates, North Dakota 58538
Phone: (701) 854-7777
Website: http://www.prairieknights.com


46 miles south of Mandan on Hwy 1806.

Choose from over 700 Reel and Video Slots, Blackjack, Craps, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

The Lodge has 200 guest rooms, including 12 luxury suites, a pool with 129-foot slide, hot tub, small kids’ splash area, fitness room, guest laundry, arcade and covered parking ramp exclusively for Lodge guests.

The Hunters Club offers top-of-the-line fine dining and the Feast of the Rock Buffet is all-you-can-eat. The Prairie Bar and Tatanka Bar feature multi-game bar tops, big screen TVs and the largest video wall in the region. The Pavilion event center is available for trade shows, entertainers, concerts, banquets, conventions, receptions and more.

Just a few miles down the hill from the Casino, the Marina gives you access to the 231-mile-long Lake Oahe reservoir on the Missouri River where you can catch northern pike, salmon, bass and walleye. There is a boat ramp and slips for 16 boats, along with a large paved, fully-lit parking lot and fish cleaning station. The RV park at the Marina has 32 RV sites with fire rings and electrical hookups. These sites are in addition to the 16 at the Casino. There are also tent sites and restrooms with showers. 24-hour security and an RV dump station with access to fresh water fill are also provided. Quik Mart, a gas station and convenience store is located next to the Casino. It offers bait and tackle, hunting and fishing licenses as well as a Grab-N-Dash menu featuring pizza, broasted chicken, snacks, beverages and much more.

 


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 Raging Rivers Waterpark
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2600 - 46th Avenue SE
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: (701) 663-3393
Website: http://www.ragingriverswaterpark.com


Open from the end of May through Labor Day, weather permitting. Call for hours & times, they switch to weekend hours only, closer to end of the season.

Wild and wet family fun awaits visitors to Raging Rivers Water Park. In addition to the Lazy River and Kiddie Pool, Raging Rivers has slides galore - it is a fun-filled day waiting to happen!
 
Speed Slides: Standing 66 feet above the park, the two speed slides provide the ultimate thrill for park guests to enjoy. Take the plunge, as you start off in total darkness and when you see daylight, you drop straight down in what feels like total free fall. You will scream as you speed down the double drop speed slide; each drop gives you the thrill of being airborne.
 
River Run Tube Slides: Grab a tube and splash down the 45-foot high Raging River Rapids, where water rushes over your body with each curve and bend of the slide. Enjoy the white water rafting experience as your tube plunges over dips and curves in the rapids, spiraling you down to a big final splash.
 
Black Hole Tube Slide: Climb aboard a single or double inner tube, and rocket down the 45-foot high Twisting Tube Slide. Twist and turn, splash and slide into total darkness, and emerge into daylight as you shoot towards the bottom of the slide, ending in a scream of sheer exhilaration.

Additional amenities: a bathhouse for changing into swimsuits, and a fast food restaurant / concessions to satisfy your hunger. Located off Bismarck Expressway at the McKenzie Exit.


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 Sleepy Hollow Arts Park & Summer Theatre
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26th Street & Divide Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 319-0894
Website: http://www.shst.org


Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre and classes in the arts.


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 Snoopers Tons of Fun / Giovanni's Pizza
711 Sweet Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: (701) 222-2232

Call for hours: open year round, but hours differ from summer to winter. Family Fun Center at 3100 N. 11th Street and Tons of Fun at 711 Sweet Avenue. Snoopers has a huge indoor play system where you can slide down the slides, play in the ball pit, crawl up the spider maze, ride the trolley, explore all the tunnels, and have so much fun finding your way out. There are also kiddie rides, redemption games, toddler town, party rooms, parents room, Giovanni's pizza, prizes, birthday wheel, Snooper Dog, and so much more. Snoopers is more than a kids place, it’s the perfect place to be a kid!


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 State Archives at the North Dakota Heritage Center
612 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2091
Website: http://www.history.nd.gov


Research takes on a whole new dimension in the State Archives, where researchers can view census records and find lost family members who once called this land home.  In addition, the archives and manuscript collections can provide researchers with insight into North Dakota history through use of unpublished sources.  Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will make voices of the past speak once again.  Located in the ND Heritage Center on the State Capitol Grounds, the State Archives is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, and the second Saturday of each month from 10 am to 4:30 pm.


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 Steamboat Park
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River Road
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-6455
Website: http://www.bisparks.org


The Yellowstone Steamboat at Steamboat park is 60 feet long. Replicating the boats of that time, the vessel will give you a feeling of what it was like to travel along the river before the railroads arrived. Located on River Road along the Missouri River in Bismarck, Steamboat Park is part of the Missouri Valley Legacy Center and is now the home for the eagle sculpture, "Reflections." It provides information, activities and experiences relative to the cultures and history before, during and after the Lewis & Clark Expedition.


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 Superslide Amusement Park
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River Road in Sertoma Park
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: (701) 255-1107
Website: www.bismarcksuperslide.com


The Superslide Amusement Park provides quality family entertainment with a 140 ft. super slide, roller coaster, ferris wheel, go carts, bumper cars, mini golf, batting cage, and more. Open noon - 10 pm, seven days a week from May 1 through mid-September, weather permitting.


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 T. R. Medora Foundation
PO Box 198
Medora, North Dakota 58645
Phone: (701) 223-4800
Website: http://www.medora.com


Enjoy the Medora Musical, Pitchfork Fondue, Bully Pulpit Golf Course and many, many more things! For more information on the historic town of Medora, call toll-free or visit their website.


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Outdoor Activities:   Campgrounds  Golfing  Parks

Dining:   Local Favorites

Shopping:   Specialty Shop
 Carmike Movie Theaters
2700 State Street - Gateway Mall
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 223-6092

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 Dakotah Speedway
2500 Longspur Trail
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: (701) 663-6843 or (701) 333-0324
Website: http://www.dacotahspeedway.net/


Open May - September. Regular race Friday at 7 pm, plus special races.


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 Fort Lincoln Trolley
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Mandan’s Third Street Station - 2000 3rd Street SE
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
Phone: (701) 663-9018

An electric streetcar, and a restored streetcar, that ran in Bismarck in the 1920’s now offer a unique trip to Fort Lincoln State Park. Departures are daily on the hour 1-5 pm. Return trips leave from Fort Lincoln on the half hour, 1:30-5:30 pm. The season opens in June and runs through Labor Day. Admission is $7 for everyone, children under 5 years old, who are accompanied by their family, are free. Group discounts may apply. Please call fall for additional information.


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 Grand Movie Theaters
1486 Interstate Loop
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-1607

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 Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
564 County Road 37
Stanton, North Dakota 58571
Phone: (701) 745-3300
Website: http://www.nps.gov/knri/index.htm


This site in Stanton was once home to several villages of Hidatsa and Mandan, with a total population of 3,000 to 5,000 people. These villages are where Lewis & Clark obtained the services of Sakakawea and her husband, Charbonneau. Visible remains of earthlodge dwellings, cache pits, fortification ditches and travois trails are in an extraordinarily fine state of preservation. A visitor center with museum exhibits, a short film and a furnished earthlodge provide interpretation on the site, and you can enjoy 14 miles of self-guided history and nature trails. During winter months, 10 miles of trails are groomed for cross-country skiing.


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Outdoor Activities:   Winter Activities
 Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway
1600 Burnt Boat Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-4308
Website: http://oldredoldten.com/


Heading from Mandan to Dickinson is the picturesque Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway. Travel west among the rolling hills, the buttes, the scoria bluffs and beautiful towns, and see what makes this byway come alive. You pick: join the rush and make the trip between Mandan and Dickinson at 75 miles per hour with everything at a blur, or make it a trip as you enjoy the small towns, scenery, and history of North Dakota at a relaxing pace. For more information on this scenic byway & events along the way, please visit the website.


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 Sixteen03 Main Events
1603 East Main
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: 701-255-6246

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