Known as the Flickertail state, after the flickering tail of the ground squirrel, North Dakota holds opportunities for fun for everyone. It’s largest cities are Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks and Minot.
In Fargo, the annual Film Festival draws crowds each year, and there is also the Maple River Winery, the Plains Art Museum, the Red River Zoo and the Children’s Museum at Yunker’s Farm, all in Fargo.
In Bismark, one can find the Lewis and Clark Riverboat, the North Dakota Heritage Center, Five Nations Art Museum, the North Dakota State Railroad Museum and the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, to name but a few.
In Jamestown, there is even the National Buffalo Museum. And if it’s casinos and entertainment you are after, there are numerous casinos in North Dakota. Some of them are Four Bears Casino near New Town, Dakota Magic Casino near Hankinson, Sky Dancer Casino near Belcourt, and Spirit Lake Casino near Devils Lake. And there are others.
More fun things to visit in North Dakota are the Lawrence Welk Homestead in Strasburg and the North Dakota Horse Farm in Fargo. And, with its long winters, North Dakota offers the very most in all the winter sports.
Hiking, biking and golf on the beautiful Tom O’Leary Golf course in Bismark are also enjoyable, as are camping and birding in the many state parks and state historic sites. Also big in North Dakota are horseback riding and hunting. Archeology and agri-tourism draw visitors as well.
The state sports four wineries and one vineyard and, along with all these attractions, offers many opportunities for enrichment and learning of the American Indian heritage and the western experience.