is one of the least visited states in the Country, though
with very little reason. Although sparsely populated, North Dakota is a grand state as scenery,
wildlife and outdoor adventure is abundant here. The state is primarily broken
up into several different regions; Badlands, Red River
Valley, the Plains and Turtle Mountains.
Each region provides endless hours of
exploration and serenity. Lewis and Clark made their way through the Dakota
lands and today visitors can experience their epic trip first hand and hike
along the historic trail. Split by the Missouri River and flanked on the East
by the Red River, creating the Red River Valley, North Dakota is a popular
location for business team building expeditions, family getaways or even remote
The state continues to be guided
by religious beliefs and Native American Indian traditions, the merging of
those two heritages makes for a unique history. Many Native Indian villages,
like some near the town of Bismark,
are available for tourists to visit to glean a hint of life on the plains.
Bismark is a home to the state fairgrounds, zoo and the Lewis and Clark
Riverboat, which still tours the river.
Guests may find suitable accommodations in any of the motels, hotels,
and inns. Another of North Dakota's largest towns
Home to an annual film festival, and, yes, it's the same town as featured in
the 1996 film.
is settled in the Red River
Valley and has
spectacular shopping centers, featuring local and traditional artistry. Once visitors
have shop-till-they-dropped, national chain hotels and motels, and first rate lodging
is available city wide.
Any traveler with a case of
wanderlust will find lodging in many of the state's small towns that are
sprinkled throughout the region. Most of these towns act as gateways to the
outdoors and various adventures.
opens to the door to the Badlands, a vast and
beautiful region featuring geological rock formations seen few other places.
all offer accommodations and attractive tourism activities. All of North Dakota is a chief
destination for summer fishing, boating, hiking, golfing, camping, horseback
riding, and when the leaves begin to change, nothing beats an evening drive
through rolling hills to the West. Winter brings an entire new repertoire of activities;
ice fishing, snowmobile riding, skiing, casinos, and hunting. North
Dakota is as versatile a state to visit as its history is to
experience, and where lodging can't be found, the stars above and the river
below welcome visitors to stay the night on the fertile North
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