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  • History of North Dakota

    North Dakota was first settled by Native Americans several thousand years ago. The major tribes in the area by the time of settlement were the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sioux, and Chippewa. North Dakota was explored by French Canadians in 1738–1740 and acquired by the U.S. in 1803. The first settlements were made at Pembina in 1812 by Scottish and...

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  • Fort Lincoln, Bismarck

    Fort Lincoln, Bismarck, ND is a partly reconstructed military fort well worth the visit. Don't forget to visit Custer's house which has a lot of original furniture to be seen.Fort Lincoln

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  • North Dakota Wildlife

    When Lewis and Clark first followed the Missouri River across North Dakota just over 200 years ago they witnessed great herds of Bison (Buffalo) as far as the eye could see. There were also large numbers of Pronghorn (Antelope), and the expedition encountered their first Grizzly Bear in North Dakota. Other animals they recorded seeing included...

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  • The Missouri River

    Get ready to hear a lot about the Missouri River in 2004 as the Lewis and Clark bicentenial kicks off. After the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson purchased the area known as Louisianna from France, he realized that he hadn't the slightest idea what he had bought. He enlisted the aid of two intrepid explorers and journal keepers to give him an...

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  • Where have all the people gone?

    Abandoned homesteads are all too common in rural North Dakota. The rural towns are dying and people are leaving their family farms. The population of North Dakota stood at 680,000 in 1930. According to the 2000 census the population of North Dakota is 642,000. North Dakota is one of the few, if not only, states in the U.S. to drop in total...

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  • Canola fields

    Not exactly amber waves of grain; more like flourescent yellow waves of grain. Canola seems to be a growing cash crop in North Dakota and Saskatchewan. I've been using Canola oil in some of my cooking, but had no idea that we'd run into these intense bright fields on our journey west. Look at: www.canola.com for more information about canola than...

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  • The view you probably expected

    Sure, in places, North Dakota can be a flat prairie suitable only for growing hay. But another ten or twenty miles along the road will likely bring a completely different view. North Dakota is an interesting place, but few people ever get to this northern plains state because it is so remote so scarcely populated. I enjoy driving lengthy distances...

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  • Clouds over the northern plains

    North Dakota is not exactly a mountainous state. However, it is not nearly as flat as you might think. To my eye, the terrain is pleasantly sloping with an occasional large rock formation. The western part of the state is dominated by badlands that are anything but flat. Another surprising fact might be the number of ponds and marshes. The northern...

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  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    "It is an incalculable added pleasure to anyone's sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly and imperfectly, how to read and enjoy the wonder-book of nature."-- Theodore Roosevelt

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  • Back to the prairies!

    After travelling through north-woods and along great lakes, we finally made it back to the prairies. This photo could be either Minnesota or North Dakota, but as I have fewer pictures for North Dakota, so far, I'll put it in North Dakota.

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  • Visit Medora, west North...

    Visit Medora, west North Dakota. It is a very small town but has lots of gift shops, food and fun. You can play miniture golf, walk the dirt roads, visit the gift shops for souvenirs, and overall you can't miss the 'Medora Musical'! The best time to go is in the summer when it's nice and warm/hot and plenty to do. North Dakota is a great place to...

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  • We crossed the state from west...

    We crossed the state from west to east, so we've seen most of the 'what to see' in the state.You should first notice that ND is nothing but touristic. You'll meet 'real' America here...fields and farms all around, very very few population and plenty of space !!! Actually ND is one of the less populated states and it's going to be even worse in...

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  • Visit the International Peace...

    Visit the International Peace Garden that straddles the longest unfortified border in the world between Canada and the United States commemorating more than 150 years of peace between the nations.

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  • Visit Fort Abraham Lincoln...

    Visit Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. This is from where General George Custer led his seventh cavalry into the Black Hills where he encountered the Sioux at Little Big Horn.

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  • Visit the Children's Museum at...

    Visit the Children's Museum at Yunker Farm in Fargo. There are demonstrations and hands on experiments.

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  • ED.TURNER's General Tip

    SEEING THE WILD GAME AND THE FLAT LAND. HUNS, PRARIE CHICKENS AND DOWN SOUTH PHEASANTS. A PRETTY PLACE TO TRAIN DOGS. THE AREA IS SOOOO FLAT AND YOU CAN SEE SO FAR, YOU COULD SEE THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

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  • GEOGRAPHIC CENTER OF NORTH...

    GEOGRAPHIC CENTER OF NORTH AMERICA: This monument is located at Rugby, North Dakota, on US-2 between Minot and Grand Forks.http://rugbynorthdakota.com

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  • Be sure to check out Theodore...

    Be sure to check out Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The scenery is breathtaking, and makes one feel like he is in the middle of the Grand Canyon. While you are there, be sure to check out the town of Medora and be transported back to the old west. Definitely the wide open spaces.

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  • North Dakota Badlands...

    North Dakota Badlands (Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit) Most people associate the badlands with South Dakota. North Dakota has badlands too. I actually liked the North Dakota badlands better than South Dakota. I thought the area in North Dakota has more color.

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  • You absolutely must go to...

    You absolutely must go to Teddy Roosevelt National Park. If you want a slice of our nation's history that will facinate, experience the badlands of the Little Missouri. Cowboys don't always live in the desert heat. Sometimes they froze their butts off. Getting engaged in Teddy Roosevelt National Park. Standing on a butte with buffalo wandering on...

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  • Taking the backroads in North...

    Taking the backroads in North Dakota is a little bit heartbreaking. There are so many abandoned farms with so many stories to tell. When the railroads were started, they lured people out with the promise of cheap rich farmland. In some years the land did produce well, but in others, dryland farming was a losing gamble. A lot of people simply left...

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  • pipsqueak's General Tip

    Our friends own a sheep/sugar beet farm in North Dakota. Sheep are not very bright animals, so when some of them ran up on a little pile of stuff to get a better look,it caused the sheep already up there to be forced off, causing the ones on the ground to be forced up the pile, causing the ones on the pile....well, you get the idea, it was pretty...

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  • FredBellomy's General Tip

    My mother had me exiled to a small farm here during the summer before my sophomore high school year. After a couple months of being jerked out of bed at six o'clock in the morning, milking cows, and laying around in the hay stacks I ran away (again). Taking odd jobs which included wrangling horses in Jackson Hole Wyoming and developing film...

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North Dakota Hotels

  • Hilton Garden Inn Fargo

    With a Hilton Garden Inn you know that you will get the same clean hotel, same basic layout, and...

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  • Hampton Inn Bismarck

    1440 Mapleton Avenue, (opening March 10, 2008), Bismarck, North Dakota, 58501, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • My Place Hotel - Grand Forks

    1315 S. 42nd Street, 58201

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Candlewood Suites Minot

    900 37th Ave SW, Minot, North Dakota, 58701, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Comfort Inn Dickinson

    This Comfort Inn is right off Interstate 94 and very easy to find. We paid a Seniors rate of $201.30...

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  • Rough Riders Hotel

    301 Third Avenue, Medora, North Dakota, 58645, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Marquis Plaza And Suites

    very clean & a friendly staff a very good resturant next door, away from the noise & traffic

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  • Holiday Inn Express Jamestown

    803 SW 20th Street, Jamestown, North Dakota, 58401, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Holiday Inn Express Wahpeton

    1800 Two Ten Drive, Wahpeton, North Dakota, 58075, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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