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Beaver Lake State Park
3850 - 70th St. SE
WishekNorth Dakota  58495
Phone: 701-452-2752
Toll Free: 
Website: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov
Description: For those wanting to "get away from it all," Beaver Lake State Park is the perfect destination.  Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks on the 2 extensive trail system.  During the summer the lake provides opportunities for boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing and swimming.

The park is the product of efforts by early settlers in Logan, McIntosh and Emmons counties.  Working together they persuaded state officials to make the area a state park.  Beaver Lake State Park recently marked its 80th anniversary and is the second oldest park in the state system.  For visitors this serene setting offers three beautiful camping cabins near the lake's shore; a campground with full service, group and primitive camp sites; picnic shelters; boat ramp; docks and much more.

Beaver Lake State Park is open year-round with events and interpretive activities scheduled throughout the summer.  There is a $5 vehicle entrance fee with camping and shelter rentals coming at an additional cost.

Campground: 25 RV sites, 5 primitive, 3 group sites.  Campsite and cabin reservations can be made online at www.parkrec.nd.gov or by calling 800-807-4723.

Category:  Attractions, Lodging, Outdoor Adventures

Bismarck Arts & Galleries Association
422 East Front Avenue
BismarckNorth Dakota  58501
Phone: (701) 223-5986
Toll Free: 
Website: http://www.bismarck-art.org
Description: The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association works consistently to stimulate the study and presentation of the visual arts, to encourage and expand participation and appreciation by all persons, and to preserve our regional cultural heritage. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 1-3pm, closed Sunday & Monday
Category:  Attractions, Arts & Culture

Buckstop Junction, Historic Town
Bismarck Expressway & East Main
BismarckNorth Dakota  58501
Phone: (701) 250-8575, 255-4205 or 223-4838
Toll Free: 
Website: http://www.BuckstopJunction.org
Description: Buckstop Junction, an historic town established and designed by the Missouri Valley Historical Society, stands on a 20 acre site on the Missouri Valley Fairgrounds east of Bismarck Expressway. The reconstructed village contains actual buildings reminiscent of the late 1800s through the early 1930s moved to the site since 1992. The town offers visitors a feel for the atmosphere of the area during the turn of the century. Hours vary, please call or consult our website.

Tours by appointment May - September, please call at least 24 hours in advance. Admission/Guided Tours: Adults $5, Students up to 18 years $3, Children under 6 FREE with family. Photography sessions by appointment $45.

Occassionally hosts events open to the public. FMI contact marlette@bis.midco.net or (701) 220-6311.

Category:  Arts & Culture, Attractions

Camp Hancock Camp Hancock Historic Site
101 E. Main
BismarckNorth Dakota  58501
Phone: (701) 328-9528 or (701) 328-2666
Toll Free: 
Website: http://www.history.nd.gov
Description: The site of a military camp dating back to 1872 was used to protect Northern Pacific railroad workers. Camp Hancock is tucked away at 101 E. Main & First Street in Bismarck. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the camp icludes the Bread of Life Episcopal Church and a Northern Pacific steam locomotive. A log building, which served as the camp's headquarters, now features an interpretive museum. Admission is free.

May 16 - September 15: Friday-Sunday, 1-5 pm
Other times by appointment

Category:  Attractions

Carmike Movie Theaters
2700 State Street - Gateway Mall
BismarckNorth Dakota  58503
Phone: (701) 223-6092
Toll Free: 
Website: 
Description: 
Category:  Attractions

Chief Looking's Village Historic Site
On Burnt Boat Drive above Pioneer Park
BismarckNorth Dakota  58503
Phone: (701) 222-6455
Toll Free: 
Website: 
Description: The western view from this site looks over great expanses of Missouri and Heart River bottomland and the opposing river bluffs. From this point 225 years ago, a person could see four or five Mandan earthlodge villages, homes to 6,000 or 7,000 people. The site has a self-guided tour, where visitors can see the depressions of a number of earth loges and a fortification ditch.
Category:  Attractions

Cross Ranch State Park
1403 River Road
CenterNorth Dakota  58530
Phone: 701-794-3731
Toll Free: 
Website: http://www.parkrec.nd.gov
Description: Experience the Missouri River and its river valley as did the earliest of people living along its banks at Cross Ranch State Park.  The park is located along seven miles of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the river and is rich in both cultural and natural history.

North Dakota's Centennial State Park is purposely left primitive to preserve the land's natural beauty.  The River Peoples Visitor Center has displays and information about the once mighty Missouri River, which is now tamed through a series of major dams and reservoirs along its impressive length.  A boat ramp and electrical camping sites can be found at the Sanger Campground.  The park's main campground offers RV sites without electrical hookups, spectacular log cabins, yurts and a primitive tent area.

Cross Ranch State Park offers visitors adventure year round.  It has an extensive trail system for hikers where they can glimpse the creatures which inhabit the thickly forested river bottom.  The park is a winter playground for those who like to play in the snow.  Equipment rentals include canoes, kayaks, snowshoes and cross country skis.

35 Primitive RV sites, 15 electrical, 15 tent sites, group camping sites.  Campsite, yurt and cabin reservations can be made online at www.parkrec.nd.gov or by calling 800-807-4723.

Category:  Attractions, Lodging, Outdoor Adventures

Dakota Zoo Dakota Zoo
602 River Road in Sertoma Park
BismarckNorth Dakota  58504
Phone: (701) 223-7543
Toll Free: 
Website: http://www.dakotazoo.org/
Description: Located on the east bank of the Missouri River in Sertoma Park, North Dakota’s largest zoo is home to over 600 reptiles, birds and mammals.

Hours: May - September 30, daily 10 am - 7 pm
Winter hours: October - April, Friday - Sunday 1 - 5 pm (weather permitting)

Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up, $6 for seniors 60 & over, and $4 for children 2-12 years. Babies under 2 years are free. Train rides are $2.50 per person.

Category:  Attractions

Dakotah Speedway
2500 Longspur Trail
MandanNorth Dakota  58554
Phone: (701) 663-6843 or (701) 333-0324
Toll Free: 
Website: http://www.dacotahspeedway.net/
Description: Open May - September. Regular race Friday at 7 pm, plus special races.
Category:  Attractions

Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site
North on River Road, north on Highway 1804
BismarckNorth Dakota  58503
Phone: (701) 328-2666
Toll Free: 
Website: http://www.history.nd.gov
Description: Double Ditch Indian Village, covering about 24 acres, is one of the most spectacular archaeological sited in the Northern Plains. It lies on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, with a commanding view downriver toward the mouth of the Heart River and the other Mandan villages, and upriver to Square Buttes, a feature that marked the traditional boundary between the Mandan and Hidatsa territory. At its peak, perhaps 2,000 people live there.  Double Ditch Village lay in ruins when Lewis & Clark passed this point in 1804 & 1806. On-site interpretation open year ‘round.
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