Can you believe the chance I got, on my last trip to Bismarck, I got a pair of free tickets to go see the Temptations at the Civic Center.
Those old guys still have all the moves.
The show lasted 90 minutes or so, and they song a bunch of hits in rapid succession.
They still love the ladies!!!!
A Local Perspective
Hi, welcome to Bismarck! I was born here and I grew up here. I have worked here for many years. I hope I can share a unique local perspective of this location with you. My settler ancestors first arrived in North Dakota in the late 1800s, settling near Dahlen and Judson, North Dakota.
This city was founded as Edwinton in 1872 in Dakota Territory. It was renamed Bismarck in 1873 to help encourage German investment and settlement in the area. The Dakota Territory split and North Dakota and South Dakota gained statehood in 1889. Bismarck became the capital city of the new state.
Bismarck is a city with many hidden gems off the beaten path.
In the summer of 2005 I spent seven weeks in Bismarck interning at the State Historical Library. During this time I lived in the dorms at Bismarck State College.
Bismarck is of course not a large city at all, but it is the second largest in North Dakota, next to Fargo. The city is very clean, there is plenty to do, and the people are generally nice. Still, there aren't any major attractions other than the state capitol complex, so there may not be much incentive to come here.
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Can be miserably cold in the winter--I thought Indiana and Iowa were bad!
Space Aliens is THE place to eat.
Stayed at The Kelly Inn--great place and very reasonable!
Minerva's at the Kelly Inn is a great place to wine and dine, as well.
The shot is borrowed, obviously, fom the local NBC affiliate's web cam.