• United Tribes International Powwow
  • North Dakota Capitol
  • Raging Rivers Waterpark
  • Custer House at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • 510.2 Speakeasy in Bismarck is a hidden bar with a prohibition theme
  • Governor's Photo Contest Winner (2012) and Best of Show - Docked Riverboat at Sunset
  • Hawktree Golfing
  • Raging Rivers Fun

Bismarck & Mandan

The Bismarck-Mandan area has welcomed visitors since Lewis and Clark paddled up the Missouri River in 1804. The capital of North Dakota, Bismarck is a hub of culture, history and shopping. Don’t miss attractions like the Dakota Zoo, the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum and Fort Abraham Lincoln. From the observation deck on the 18th floor of the North Dakota State Capitol, visitors get a bird’s-eye view of just what it is that makes Bismarck a true destination. History stares back from the Fort Abraham Lincoln blockhouses on the bluffs to the southwest and boats ply the Missouri River, which separates Bismarck and Mandan. Trees cover the Capitol Grounds just as they do the land on either side of the river and buildings downtown bustle with life. Bismarck is a shining light of arts, culture, history and the great outdoors. And it’s just a stone’s throw between eclectic dining and entertainment venues and exciting outdoor things to do. Check out our night at the state museum featuring North Dakota native Josh Duhamel.

Things to see and do in Bismarck-Mandan
North Dakota Capitol and State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
Lewis and Clark Riverboat
Fort Abraham Lincoln/On-A-Slant Indian Village
Dakota Zoo
Hawktree Golf Club
Buckstop Junction
Gateway to Science
 
Unique places to dine in Bismarck-Mandan
Peacock Alley
Toasted Frog
40 Steak and Seafood
Piroque Grill
Blarney Stone
The Bistro
Space Aliens
Taylor Made Barbecue
Dialectic Brewing Company

 
Special events in Bismarck-Mandan
United Tribes International Powwow
Mandan Rodeo Days and Fourth of July Parade
Capital A’Fair
Buggies-n-Blues
McQuade Softball Tournament
Bismarck Marathon
Downtowners Street Fair

 

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Events
Featured Events
  • Southcentral
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    Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
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    This horse-themed painting program for adults begins with a brief guided tour by master artist...
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    Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
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    Afternoon and evening performances and Sleepy Hollow Arts Park. The musical is based on the...
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    Southcentral
    Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
    Bismarck
    World's largest charity softball tournament with more than 400 men's and women's teams of all...
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    Jul 04, 2019 - Jul 04, 2019
    Bismarck
    Fourth of July Spectacular, 8 p.m., ND State Capitol Grounds. www.bismarckmandansymphony.org
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    The gallery features monthly exhibits of visual art, including paintings, photography and...
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    Dacotah Speedway races five divisions weekly: IMCA Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks...
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    The On-A-Slant Indian Village is a 400-year-old Mandan village, which thrived for 200 years. The...
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    Step inside our historic buildings and hear the stories of the people who moved here, built our...
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    The Capital Gallery is owned and operated by the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, a 501(c)(3...
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    You can enjoy the Missouri River, the trails, some art and some history all in one trip when you...
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    Railroad artifacts and pictures, Railroad Hall of Fame, 5 acres with rolling stock and 3,000...
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    Exhibiting original visual art by regional North Dakota artists, Gallery 522 is central and...
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