While certainly not as well known to travelers as states such as California or New York, North Dakota is quickly growing for tourism thanks to its vast natural resources and growing opportunities for cultural and food related tourism. Travel in North Dakota and learn more with us.
Admitted to the Union in 1889, North Dakota is the 39th U.S. state. Bordered by Canada to the north and South Dakota to the south, this amazing border state is home to national parks, bustling cities, quaint small towns, lakes, rivers and so much more. From hills to plains and mountains to river valleys, the vast unspoiled natural features of North Dakota rank as many of the state’s most popular destinations and host to its best activities which include hiking, biking, fishing, exploring, hunting, horseback riding and rafting and canoeing as well.
Part of the Great Plains region of the U.S., North Dakota holds the unique title of being the geographic center of the North American continent. The long history and the culture of North Dakota also play a strong role in the activities and events throughout the region as well. From cowboys to Native Americans, history is abundant throughout the state especially this year.
2014 marks North Dakotas 125th anniversary. In honor of this exciting date, celebrations and events honoring the state’s 125 wonderful years will be taking place throughout the state. From grape stomps at the Red Trail Vineyard in Buffalo to living history at Fort Union’s Trading Post National Historic Site outside Williston, take a look at two of the many other reasons to visit this year.
Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration – Celebrating its 135th year, this celebration is certaly one not to miss. From PRCA rodeo and chuckwagon racing to concerts, parades and fireworks, these are just a few reasons to visit Mandan this year. This festival runs from July 2nd to July 4th.
Check out the Beer and Wine Trail – Agriculture has long been a part of the history of this great state. In recent years a growing wine and beer industry has also grown up in the state leading to the creation of one of its most popular areas for travel the North Dakota Beer and Wine Trail. The trail takes you on a journey to 24 wine producers and many breweries as well.