• United Tribes International Powwow
  • North Dakota Capitol
  • Earthlodge Village
  • Train at Dakota Zoo
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Fort Lincoln Trolley
  • Tough Rodeo Ride
  • Raging Rivers Waterpark
  • 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
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    Sep 08, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
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    Papa's Pumpkin Patch has everything a family could want, including rides, games, activities,...
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    The BMSO presents Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade, and Dr. William Larue Jones and Ye Yu,...
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    The Former Governors’ Mansion will be open for self-guided tours and for trick-or-treating on...
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    Perfect for corporate events, team building and even date nights, Trapped in Bismarck is the...
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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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    Mini-golf, superslide, ferris wheel, carousel, batting cages, swings, bumper cars, critter track,...
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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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    Site contains ruins of large Mandan Indian earthlodge village believed to have been inhabited for...
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