North Dakota holidays
Discover North Dakota's hidden gems. From expansive prairies to the historic Badlands, step into a world of natural beauty and rich heritage. Enjoy picturesque sunsets, Native American history, and charming small towns. North Dakota beckons for a unique, serene getaway.
North Dakota: Untamed landscapes meet rich heritage
Pristine national and state parks, colourful powwows, historic sites, museums, cool cities and adventure await in North Dakota.
“It was here that the romance of my life began”, said President Theodore Roosevelt of his time spent in what is now the state of North Dakota, one of North America’s hidden gems.
Follow in the footsteps of U.S President Theodore Roosevelt and visit the 70,000 acres of rugged wilderness at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Drive the scenic loops through the park that lead to panoramic viewpoints including Oxbow Overlook looking out for wild horses, prairie dogs and bison along the way. The historic town of Medora is the gateway town to the south entrance of the park and North Dakota’s Badlands – visit a local saloon to whet your whistle before watching the famous Medora Musical, dubbed ‘The Greatest Show in the West’. For the adventurous traveller why not conquer the nearby 144-mile Maah Daah Hey trail on foot or by mountain bike.
Bismarck, North Dakota’s capital city is rich in history, both indoors and out. Just outside Bismarck catch a glimpse of military life at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park which overlooks the Missouri River. Make sure to visit in September for the United Tribes International Powwow, one of the biggest powwows in North America. Straddling the border with Minnesota, the state’s largest city Fargo is fast becoming one of North Dakota’s coolest cities! With an authentic downtown, you will find the iconic Fargo Theatre, unique restaurants, popular breweries and eye-catching and interesting murals.
Nestled in the heart of the Turtle Mountains, is one of North America's most symbolic attractions the International Peace Garden. The garden commemorates peace between the USA and Canada with over 2300 beautiful acres, brimming with lakes, scenic hiking, wildflowers and stunning floral displays and actually crosses over to the Canadian border. It also features a 9/11 Memorial, Peace Chapel and Game Warden Museum.
Five reasons to visit North Dakota
- Visit the pristine wilderness of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, both the South and North units
- During the summer months enjoy the top tappin’ Medora Musical, dubbed the ‘The Greatest Show in the West’
- Coincide your visit with the one of North Dakota’s many colourful and interesting powwows!
- Spend time in North Dakota’s largest city Fargo – visit its many attractions including the iconic Fargo Theatre and Fargo Air Museum and the world-famous wood chipper from the movie named after the city.
- Get off the beaten track and explore the north of the state and the pretty Turtle Mountains and the International Peace Garden – the first in the world!