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The Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is a gorgeous historic park located south of Mandan along the Missouri River. The park features some important sites like a recreated 16th-century Native American village that is well-preserved and has numerous artifacts, Custer's home, and barracks along with some other remnants of Fort Lincoln. The best way to assimilate into the park's history is to take a guided tour conducted by knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. You can also take a walk through the beautiful forested area and lush lawns, have a picnic, or camp at the park. The Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is a natural and historic gem and is a must-visit when in the city.
The North Dakota Heritage Center exhibits brilliant displays, dating back from pre-historic times as well as more recent years. It also features some works that enlighten the viewer of the rich cultural heritage of North Dakota. North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is one the largest museums in the state.
Since 1961, the Dakota Zoo has been serving as the community zoo and continues to do so. This zoo is home to domesticated as well as wild animals that includes goats, reindeer, wolves and grizzly bears among many others. Various workshops and educational tours are offered at Dakota Zoo with an aim to educate the masses regarding wildlife protection and conservation.
Its rather contemporary facade sets the North Dakota Capitol apart from its counterparts. The original structure, built in 1884, did have the ubiquitous appearance of a Capitol building until a fire brought it down. The new edifice was constructed during the Great Depression amidst a number of financial challenges and the result was a striking structure towering 19 floors above Bismarck. Surrounded by a lush park, the environs of this state capitol include the Prairie and Arboretum Trail with the Veterans Memorial and the statue of John Burke overlooking the green space. The interior of the building is home to the North Dakota Heritage Center, a perfect place for visitors to gain insights into the state's rich culture and fascinating history.
This historic building housed the former governors of North Dakota, and today features a number of exhibits which detail the lifestyles of all those who occupied it. Visitors can tour the premises and peruse the various paraphernalia on display. The house presents a splendid facade and is an example of Victorian architecture.
A picturesque area where you can engage in a number of activities, McDowell Dam Recreation Area makes for a fun day out. Kayaking, canoeing, boating and paddling are offered here, and the area also features picnic sites and a playground among others.
Tag along with the kids to experience a world of wonder and discovery where enthralling exhibits will enchant you and your family. Gateway To Science features interactive displays and showcases which engage children and foster their understanding of science. Summer camps are also organized by the museum.
Armed with a versatile repertoire of attractions, this amusement park has something for everyone. Hop onto the roller-coaster if you fancy a thrill, swing to your heart's content, ride a carousel or try your hand at golf among other exciting activities.
Camp Hancock State Historic Site was the residence quarters of the workers who built the Northern Pacific Railroad. The structure which was built around 1872, now houses a museum. Tour around to check their collection of artifacts which represent the local history of the period.
An ode to the expedition carried out by Lewis and Clark, this picturesque park features the replica of a keelboat among other historical paraphernalia. If you're looking to immerse yourself in a bit of history along with nature, then this is the spot for you!