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Road Map to Fun in Jamestown and Surrounding Areas

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2019 Edition Complimentary

• Play, Eat, Stay & Discover Jamestown • Take a Rural Road Trip within 60 miles James Valley Guide 2019

• Full Color Maps & Points of Interest Along the Way

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DISCOVER JAMESTOWN | pages 4-23 From Dakota Thunder, the giant buffalo, to the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame, there’s much to see and do in the Buffalo City! Explore the city at the heart of the James River Valley.

CENTER MAP SECTION | pages 22-30 This section is especially for the navigator in the group. From a list of points of interest to a center spread with the roads to take to see it all, this is your road map to fun in the James Valley area.

RURAL ROAD TRIPS | Pages 29-47 Adventure awaits in south central North Dakota! Within a 60-mile radius of Jamestown, there are many small communities and area attractions to explore. If you find yourself in the area and eager to hit the open road, take one of these rural drives.

WINTER RECREATION | Pages 48-50 The fun doesn’t end when the weather gets cold. From sledding and ice skating to hunting and snowmobiling, the outdoors awaits in fall and winter. Publisher/Editor: Amy Wobbema Advertising Sales: Amy Wobbema & Jennifer Willis Layout/Design: Ashley Schuster

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Visit the National Buffalo Museum  They call Jamestown “The Buffalo City” for more than one reason! The city offers more opportunities to learn about the majestic American bison than any other in the area. From the “World’s Largest Buffalo Monument” to the National Buffalo Museum with a live buffalo herd surrounding both, there is much to explore in Jamestown.

National Buffalo Museum

 The National Buffalo Museum is open year-round and is dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of the American Bison, a creature more commonly known as the buffalo. The displays trace the buffalo’s history from prehistoric times to the present and convey the importance of the buffalo

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to Native American tribes on the plains. The Ernie Clifford Collection was recently added that includes framed artwork, bronze statues and miscellaneous buffalo memorabilia. Be sure to visit the Prairie Winds Gift Shop which features buffalo-themes and North Dakota made products.  Summer hours for the National Buffalo Museum are Memorial Day to Labor Day 8 am – 8 pm daily. The rest of the year the museum is open Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm.  Admission is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior and active military, $6.00 for Children 5-14, and kids under 5 are free. For group rates or more information, call (800) 8071511 or (701) 252-8648, or go online to www. buffalomuseum.com.

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Photo Credit: Jamestown Tourism

Photo Credit: Jamestown Tourism

Frontier Village  The Frontier Village is a recreated prairie pioneer town that is home to 25 buildings. Most were moved in from prairie towns, historical displays, gift shops and minimuseums. Built in 1881, the Millarton Church features an antique organ, ornate altar and tin ceiling.  The Sinclair School is a one-room schoolhouse dating back to 1883.  Come and join the fun and experience life as it was 100 years ago. Admission to the Village and Dakota Thunder is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, please contact Jamestown Tourism at 1-800-2224766 or 701-251-9145. Visit them online at www.discoverjamestownnd.com.

Live Bison Herd  National Buffalo Museum volunteers maintain a 200-acre range surrounding the museum that is home to a herd of buffalo. Most of the bison are descended from the herd Theodore Roosevelt owned when he ranched in western North Dakota more than a century ago. World-wide interest in the albino buffalo, Dakota Miracle, brings guests from far and wide. White buffalo are sacred to many plains Indian tribes, as many believe that a white buffalo will come to unite all the earth’s races to live together in harmony.

Dakota Thunder  On the eastern end of the Village stands the World’s Largest Buffalo Monument, Dakota Thunder. Designed by sculptor and Jamestown College art professor Elmer Peterson, this 26-foot-high, 60 ton steel-andconcrete sculpture has perched over the City of Jamestown since 1959.

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Photo Credit: Jamestown Tourism

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The Arts Center & Arts Park  The Arts Center gallery houses a rotating fine art exhibit that changes every six weeks. Artists and medium vary widely throughout the year, so you will see something new each time you come through town. Best of all, admission is always free.  Throughout the year this spaces hosts Dinner Theater Production, Live Music, Visual Arts Workshop, a Festival or other special event. During the summer months The Arts Center offers creative camps for children.

The Arts Center’s Hansen Arts Park

 • Location: 115 2nd Street SW, Jamestown, ND 58401  • Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am 5:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am–2:00 pm or by special appointment  • Admission: Free  • Phone: 701-251-2496  • Website: www.JamestownArts.com

The Hansen Art Studio houses a ceramics studio, classroom, and print shop. Check the website for activities taking place while you are in town. The studio hosts free community events such as Artful Happy Hour, and offers a host of classes for adults, teens and children in art-related disciplines ranging from stained glass and acrylic painting to pottery and mosaic.

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Downtown Jamestown’s only green space. Enjoy the beautiful mosaic benches, enjoy the Prairie Grass Ballet sculpture, or explore the words of regional poets etched into the boulders at the base of the sculpture. Visit the Hansen Arts Park and let the busyness of life drift away for a while.

The Arts Center’s Hansen Art Studio

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Two Rivers Activity Center  Two Rivers Activity Center (TRAC) is a community recreation center for all ages designed to support health and wellness. TRAC is owned and operated by Jamestown Parks and Recreation District. There are many activities, programs, and services offered at TRAC: • •

• Individual cardio and strength training equipment • Group fitness activity classrooms • Multi-use courts (basketball, tennis, volleyball, pickleball, etc.) • Walking/jogging track • Multi-use indoor field turf Aquatics Center with two water slides, lap swim area, lazy river, zero-entry play area, • Multi-purpose rooms for parties and meetings climbing wall, warm water lesson and therapy • Locker rooms (companion, men’s, women’s) pool, whirlpool/hot tub, and sauna.  To learn more visit our website, www.tracLearning Center childcare for children 3-5 jamestown.com, or follow us on Facebook at years old and before, after, and summer www.facebook.com/TwoRiversActivityCenter. programming for school age children.

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Explore Fort Seward Interpretive Center  Jamestown’s Fort Seward initially provided protection for the 500 railroad workers building the Northern Pacific Railroad during the 1870s.  After the railroad construction stalled in Bismarck a year later, Fort Seward stabilized the region by aiding U.S. marshals with law enforcement, keeping telegraph lines open, acting as a mail transfer point, and protecting cattle herds en route to the Missouri River.  When the fort was abandoned, it was dismantled and transported to Fort Totten, 81 miles north of Jamestown.  The Fort’s brief history provides some colorful stories. One story tells of some soldiers who were court martialed for

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shelling the local tavern’s outhouse. It seems they were a little upset about being sent back to camp by the tavern’s owner before they were ready to leave. The episode is sometimes reenacted by Fort Seward’s 20th Infantry Living History actors during their annual encampment in September of each year.  For several years since 1999, summer archaeological digs have taken place at the fort site. Artifacts are on display at the museum.  Fort Seward is located at 602 10th Ave NW, Jamestown, ND 58401. Call (701) 251-1875 for more information. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 10 am to 6 pm daily.

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Hugo’s Shopping Center 310 1st Ave S • Jamestown

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm

701-251-1432

Thrifty White Pharmacy 320 10th Street SE • Jamestown

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday - Sunday: Closed

701-252-5980

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Jamestown Civic Center  Built in 1973, the Jamestown Civic Center has hosted a myriad of large and small events in its history. The arena seats up to 6,500 spectators (5,500 permanent and 1,000 portable seats). It also boasts 11 separate meeting rooms and an 18,000 sq. ft. exhibit area (which can hold 100-8’ x 10’ display booths) for trade shows, conventions, and entertainment, as well as local and state sporting events. Its central location in North Dakota is also a selling point.  The Civic Center is home to the University of Jamestown Jimmies athletic teams, and has been host to Jamestown High School Blue Jays athletic events in the past. It has also staged the Stutsman County boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments, Class B basketball tournaments, the State Class A and B Wrestling Tournament, the NAIA National Wrestling Tournament, and the State Class A Girls’ Basketball Tournament. Other events include craft shows, car shows, sport and home shows, the Buffalo City Rodeo, and concerts. The North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame calls the Jamestown Civic Center home as well.

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 The Jamestown Civic Center offers complete catering facilities or in-house food preparation for up to 1,000 persons, which also includes heated food service carts and complete dishwashing equipment. Whenever there’s a special event in the James Valley, you can be certain the Jamestown Civic Center will be a more-than-generous host! North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame  The North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame is located inside the Jamestown Civic Center and is open 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. Admission is free.  The North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame honors and recognizes those individuals who have played a major role in the growth and development of sports in the state of North Dakota, and to further promote sports and sportsmanship to the public of North Dakota by so honoring those who have made outstanding contributions in sports.  For prior appointment or questions contact 701-252-8088 or check out the Event calendar online at jamestowncc.com

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Alfred Dickey Public Library  The present Alfred Dickey Public Library building, built in 1919, was the product of the vision and dedication of two men, father and son.  The story of the library begins in January 1901, when Alfred Dickey called a meeting to establish a free reading room in Jamestown. The elder died just three days after the meeting, and son Alfred E. Dickey called the library committee together and stated his intention to continue his father’s dream. Just one month later, the reading room opened at the Opera House Block. Open to the public, the free reading room offered cardholders the privilege of borrowing books for $1 per year.  The Egyptian-inspired building with lotus leaf motifs throughout underwent two additions in 1973 and 1978, with an extra room for book stacks and elevator installed. The library received additional recognition in 1980 when the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  There are extensive genealogical records

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within the library for research purposes. Birth and death records, marriage and divorce records, military information, newspaper information (with microfilmed copies of Jamestown publications), directories, family histories, county records and more are all available.  Another service available at the Dickey Library is storytime. Storytime is designed for preschoolers, and utilizes stories, action rhymes, puppetry and child participation. It is held every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. during the fall and lasts 30 minutes. To listen to a short story on the storyline, call 701-252-7464.  Library hours are from Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The library is closed on all national holidays.  The Alfred Dickey Public Library is located at 105 3rd St. SE in Jamestown. For more information, call 701-252-2990 or go online to jamesriverlibrary.org.

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Walk the Trail of Louis L’Amour  Take the tour and see where Louis L’Amour began his journey into the world of writing in his hometown of Jamestown, ND. See where he grew up, spent his time, and became the beloved writer of Western novels many people around the world love to read.  You can now “Walk the Trail of L’Amour.” Several sites that are connected to L’Amour form a walking tour. You can pick up a Walking Tour brochure at the Jamestown Tourism visitor information center at Frontier Village or download it from discoverjamestownnd. com. The tour features a number of key sites:

and had ties to the original City Hall.

Dakota Territory Courthouse 504 3rd Ave SE Louis’s father, the county and state veterinarian, conducted business in this building and was a friend to the sheriff whose home was next to the Courthouse at the time. Mr. L’Amour (LaMoore) also doubled as a deputy sheriff for several years. The State Historical Society of North Dakota began renovations on the Courthouse, now known as the Historic 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse, in 2013.

First United Methodist Church 115 3rd St SE See where Louis L’Amour and his family worshipped.

Stutsman County Memorial Museum 321 3rd Ave SE Formerly the Lutz home. The Lutzes were good friends of the L’Amour family. Mr. Lutz made his fortune in lumber and conducted some business with Mr. L’Amour. Jamestown City Hall 102 3rd Ave SE When you stop here, be sure to observe the mural that looks as though it came straight out of one of L’Amour’s Western novels. The land always had a special meaning for Louis. “No story of the frontier,” he wrote, “can be written without knowledge of the physical environment, of the terrain, vegetation, animal and insect life.” The cupola from the original City Hall is across the street to the north in Zonta Park. Louis’s father was an alderman Page 12

L’Amour Family Home Site 113 3rd Ave SE Here is where the L’Amour family home was originally located. Imagine Louis as a young boy at the nearby depot watching the unloading of the circus animals and the arrival of celebrities in Jamestown. When the house was here, it was easily recognized by the red barn topped with a red carousel horse. Many travelers relied on it to tell them they had arrived in Jamestown.

Alfred Dickey Public Library 105 3rd St SE This library was one of Louis’s favorite places in Jamestown. He wanted to be a writer since he was a child, and so spent much of his time here. In fact, it is rumored that he read every book in the library at the time he lived in Jamestown. “Although I knew I would be a writer and a teller of tales, I had no idea of writing about the West. It was simply that I was interested,” Louis said. Franklin School 308 2nd St SW Louis attended school at Franklin, built in 1909. Franklin School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now, this building houses the CSi Technology Center, and you are welcome to stop in to take a self-guided tour of the school during business hours. H) Louis L’Amour School 1102 15th St SW Jamestown’s newest elementary school was named in this legendary author’s honor. His widow, Kathy, gave an address during the school’s dedication service in September 1990. James Valley Guide 2019


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new student residence halls; Lyngstad Center, a modern classroom facility; and the recently completed Reiland Fine Arts Center, with its state-of-the-art concert/performance hall.  The “Jimmies” have long been respected and competitive in NAIA athletics. Both men’s and women’s athletic teams compete for championships in the DAC-10 athetic conference as well as at the national level. To inquire about University of Jamestown, call 701-252-3467 or toll-free at 1-800-336-2554. Also, you can log on to their website at http://www.uj.edu.

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 University of Jamestown is located in the northeastern part of Jamestown and has provided students with exemplary educational opportunities for more than 120 years.  Established in 1883 as Jamestown College, University of Jamestown is a private, liberal arts university that offers more than 40 areas of study. With its Journey to Success program, emphasis is placed not only on preparing students academically in their chosen areas of study, but also on preparing students through an experience that is student-centered and integrates the liberal arts with sound professional programs. The Journey includes a four-year graduation guarantee and a guaranteed internship.   The 110 acres of wooded land on which the University of Jamestwon sits overlooks a progressive city of 16,000 which offers a variety of recreational facilities and warm hospitality. New and modern facilities grace “College Hill,” including the architectural prize-winning Raugust Library, which houses more than 117,000 volumes; Larson Lifetime Sports Center; two

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Photo Credit: Jamestown Tourism

Spring & Summer Outdoor Recreation HIKING & BIKING Day Hiking Areas Public lands in the James Valley area including state parks, wildlife management areas and refuges, grasslands, national parks, historic sites and recreation areas are open for day hiking of various lengths. Hiking sites include trails with historic or natural features specifically marked for selfguided interpretive walks. These short hikes are excellent for individuals, families or large group learning experiences.

pasture where the bison herd roams, and circles the North Dakota State Hospital grounds. Pipestem Trail Take the outer circle of this challenging scenic unpaved trail for 3 miles, or really get your blood following by completing the full 8 miles. The trail begins at the east side of the Pipestem Dam, south of the office.

Split Rock Trail Named for a tree growing through a rock on the trail, Split Rock Trail is 1.8 miles of unpaved trail running parallel to the paved trail at the Jamestown Reservoir. Enter trail Fort Ransom State Park at the face of the dam on the east side or A public recreation area located in the straight across from the Game and Fish Sheyenne River valley two miles north of the office. town of Fort Ransom. North Country National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Trail There are over a dozen national wildlife Sheyenne National Grassland, ND Hwy. 27 refuges in the area, and all have opportunities east of Lisbon. for wildlife observation on interpretive foot trails. Go to fws.gov/refuges for more Canoeing information. North Ridge Trail A nature trail stretching 5 miles along the north edge of Pipestem Lake, winding over rolling prairie with views of the lake and woodlands. Originally designed for horses, it is now used for hiking and biking, too. Enter on the east side of Pipestem Dam, north of the office. Overlook Trail A beautiful view over the Jamestown Reservoir and a challenge. Unpaved and 3.5 miles, access this trail via the public beach near the Marina or at Joos Grove.

James River The James meanders throughout the area, from northeast of New Rockford down to LaMoure and southeast to the South Dakota border. Bring your own canoe and start an adventure along this gentle river. Sheyenne River The Sheyenne River should not be missed by canoeists wishing to experience a variety of terrains. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at Fort Ransom State Park.

Lake Ashtabula The waters of Lake Ashtabula, backed up White Cloud Trail A challenging trail beginning at the Veteran’s by Bald Hill Dam, also provide great fishing. Memorial Bridge in McElroy Park leads you Located just north of Valley City, the lake is along the James River, behind the summer one of the state’s best developed reservoirs. Page 14

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Four campgrounds surround the lake. In beach. Tent sites available. Address: 435 Spirit addition, there are eight different boat ramps. Inn Rd, Jamestown; Phone: 701-252-4963. Jamestown/Pipestem Reservoirs These twin reservoirs, located just north of Jamestown, are full-service, seasonal resort areas. Both feature walleye, northern pike, bluegill, small-mouth bass and crappie, boat ramps and docks, swimming beaches, campgrounds and picnicking areas.

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Horse Trails Fort Ransom State Park Located 2 miles north of Fort Ransom, the park has several riding trails, plus two horse corrals and camping areas in the beautiful Sheyenne River Valley.

Sheyenne National Grassland and Little Missouri National Grassland Lakeside Marina Horseback riding is allowed in all of the Located just north of Jamestown on the east state’s national grasslands. side of the Jamestown Reservoir. Amenities include RVs, tents, cabins, marina, fishing Parkhurst Recreation Area docks, boat launches, public beach and Has riding trails and horse corrals as well as Little Britches Fishing Pond. Address: 3225 E. camping. See details and map on pages 22-23. Lakeside Road; Phone: 701-252-1183. Sandy Beach Campground Offers free primitive camping on the southwest side of Spiritwood Lake. Phone: 701-252-7666. Frontier Fort Campground On the road to the Buffalo, offers sites for RVs and tents. Address: 1838 3rd Ave SE, Jamestown; 701-252-7492. Jamestown Campground Accessible from I-94 via Exit 256, provides RV and tent sites. Address: 3605 80th Ave SE, Jamestown; Phone: 701-252-6262. Pelican Point Landing Campground Located 10 miles north of Jamestown on the west side of Jamestown Reservoir. Includes sites for RVs and tents, cabins, marina, fishing docks, boat launches and public beach. Address: 8310 20th St SW, Jamestown; Phone: 701-252-1451. Spiritwood Resort and Shady Cove Campground Along Spiritwood Lake has 25 RV sites with electricity, showers, sewer and swimming James Valley Guide 2019

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Rural Road Trips Any of the Rural Road Trips featured on pages 31-49 offer great opportunities to hit the open road and see scenic south central North Dakota on motorcycle. The Sheyenne River Valley Byway/ Backway Begins south of Valley City at the Kathryn Road Interchange, Exit 292 and follows Highway 21 southeast to Kathryn. From Kathryn, on a gravel surface, to the end of the route at Lisbon, visitors can enjoy a drive along the Sheyenne River. Recently added is Highway 21 northwest of Valley City to Bald Hill Dam. Fort Ransom State Park 2 miles N. of Fort Ransom. 950 acres, modern and primitive camping, comfort station, campsite reservations, sewage dump station, picnicking, hiking and cross-country ski trails, amphitheatre, biking, horse corrals, canoe and kayak access and rentals.

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GOLFING & DISC GOLF North Dakotans are among the most avid golfers, with one of the highest numbers of golf courses per capita in the nation. In every corner of the state, excellent courses boast reasonable green fees and all kinds of terrain for a variety of challenges. Here are several other golf courses in James Valley area: Ashley—Ashley Country Club, 9 holes Carrington—CrossRoads Golf Course, 18 holes Edgeley—Edgeley Splickan Country Club, 9 holes Ellendale—Ellendale Country Club, 9 holes. Gackle—Gackle Country Club, 9 holes Jamestown—Jamestown Country Club, 18 holes Kulm—Kulm Country Club, 9 holes. LaMoure—Memorial Park Country Club, 9 holes New Rockford—New Rockford Golf Course, 9 holes Napoleon—Napoleon Country Club, 9 holes. Valley City—Bjornson Park Public Golf Course, 9 holes. • Valley City Town and Country Club, 9 holes Wishek—Lloyd E. Rigler Golf Course, 9 holes Klaus Park Disc Golf Course An 18-hole course in Klaus Park with Innova Discatchers and cement tees. The course was designed in this scenic park alongside the James and Pipestem Rivers. The course is relatively flat but the abundance of trees and water will make for some interesting technique shots. The Island Disc Golf Course Located at the Jamestown Reservoir and is North Dakota’s most challenging and scenic disc course. There is an excellent variety of shots from big boomer to finesse. Good elevation, abundance of water and tricky pin placements make this a jewel course. The course is 24 holes (Discatcher) with concrete tee pads. More info available online at www.jamestownparksandrec.com. Page 16

Featured Course

606 27th Avenue SE, Jamestown, ND 701.252.4320 www.jamestownparksandrec.com

 Hillcrest Golf Course is an 18 hole course, 6,660 yards par 72 from the back tees with a course rating of 72.4 and slope rating 126. It’s located on the east end of Jamestown operated by the Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department. Ladies Day is Tuesday and Men’s Day is Thursday.  The bunkers, tee boxes, and some fairways were recently renovated.  The clubhouse features a pro shop, practice putting green, driving range, concessions, locker and golf cart rentals and has a conference room available for rent. The pro shop is generally open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the season, but hours vary depending on weather and daylight. For more information call 701252-4320. Schedule a tee time at www. jamestownparksandrec.com. James Valley Guide 2018


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Points of Interest Jamestown Speedway 8280 33rd St. SE, Jamestown, 701-5272467. One-quarter mile high bank clay oval. The Arts Center Races on Saturdays May-August. Stampede 115 2nd Street SW, 701-251-2496, M-F 9-5 in September. p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The arts center is a visual arts gallery featuring local, Louis L’Amour Writers Shack A collection of Louis L’Amour works and regional and national artists. novels including information on L’Amour. Flags Across America, Located within Frontier Village. Fort Seward Historic Site 602 10th Avenue NW, Jamestown, 701-251- North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame 1875. One of only 17 dedicated Flags Across Civic Center, 212 3rd Avenue NE, America sites in the nation. The American Jamestown, 701-252-3117. Open all year, flag flown here is 30 x 60 feet. Tours are M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.jamestowncc.com. Housed at the Jamestown Civic Center, the available. Sports Hall of Fame honors individuals who Fort Seward Military Post are noted for accomplishments in athletics. 602 10th Avenue NW, Jamestown, 701251-1875. Established in 1872 to protect Putnam House Northern Pacific Railroad workers. Visible 533 Main Street, Carrington. Open all year by appointment, 701-652-2090. Threeremains of foundations and basements. story historic home available for tours or Fort Seward Wagon Train private rental. Rural community cultural Box 244, Jamestown, 701-252-6307. A center fostering arts, humanities, history chance to travel for a week on an authentic and people. western train. The Basilica of St. James Frontier Village and World’s Catholic Church Largest Buffalo 622 1st Avenue South, Jamestown, 701Exit 258, off I-94; 17th Street SE, Jamestown, 252-0119, North Dakota’s only basilica 701-251-9145, Memorial Day-Labor Day, was built in 1914. Elevated to the status daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Labor Day-Memorial as a minor basilica in 1989, because of its Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Step back in time at unique architecture and the location of the Frontier Village, a recreated prairie town. first cathedral in North Dakota (1889). View the world’s largest buffalo monument, a 60-ton concrete sculpture dedicated to Walk the Trail of Louis L’Amour Self-guided walking tour of downtown the American bison. Jamestown. See page 8 for details. Grace Episcopal Church 407 2nd Avenue NE, Jamestown, 701HISTORICAL SITES 252-4499. Original portion built in 1884 of native fieldstone. The church has Fort Ransom State Historical Site outstanding stained glass windows as well Three quarters of a mile southwest of Fort as a pipe organ, digital piano, and an up-to- Ransom, this site marks the location of a date sound system. 200-man military post built in 1867 by

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buffalomuseum.com. The National Buffalo Museum portrays the evolution of the Buffalo through its display and exhibits. Look for the live herd of buffalo and the rare albino buffalo in the museum’s adjacent pasture. Be sure to Fort Ransom State Park 2 miles N. of Fort Ransom, 5981 Walt Hjelle browse through the Prairie Gift Shop located Parkway, Fort Ransom, ND 58033, 701-973- in the National Buffalo Museum. 4331. Fort Ransom is situated in the scenic Stutsman Co. Memorial Museum Sheyenne River Valley. More info and park 321 3rd Avenue SE, Jamestown, 701-252-6741. Open Monday-Friday 10 am-5 pm, Saturday & map on pages 16-17. Sunday 1-5 p.m. housed in the Lutz Mansion, 1883 Stutsman County built in 1907 by George Lutz, a prominent Courthouse State Historic Site Located at 3rd Avenue SE and 5th Street Jamestown business man. Features pioneer SE, Jamestown. The 1883 Dakota Territory artifacts and early 1900s memorabilia. General Alfred Terry and named for Civil War General Thomas Ransom. The post was active from 1867 to 1872. For info call 701-328-2666.

Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in North Dakota and one of two in the state built in the Gothic Revival tradition. Open May 27 - Sept. 4, Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

MUSEUMS Foster County Museum Located at 480 McKenzie Avenue, Carrington. Open all year by appointment. Call 701652-1313 or 701-652-2587 to schedule an appointment. Military uniforms, household items, historic photos of Carrington and surrounding communities. Frontier Fort/Wildlife Museum 1838 3rd Avenue SE, Jamestown. View American Indian Exhibits, agricultural and local and regional history. Visit the large wildlife museum with taxidermy displays and gift shop. Free admission.

Toy Farmer Museum 7496 106th Avenue SE, LaMoure, 701-883-5206, open M-F 10a.m.- 5p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon- 5p.m. and closed Sundays Labor Day Memorial Day. Historic barn contains collectible farm toys, displays and gift shop. For info go online to www.toyfarmer.com.

SCENIC WONDERS Alkali Lake Sanctuary From Jamestown, follow ND 20. National Audubon Society 700-acre natural prairie lake with a diversity of wildlife and excellent bird watching. Arrowwood NWR U.S. 281, 701-285-3341. Excellent upland bird hunting, major spring and fall waterfowl migration. Self guided auto tour. See page 32 for more info.

Melzer Museum Main Street, Woodworth, 701-752-4119. Open by appointment. Office of the late Dr. Melzer. Also contains American Indian photography.

Chase Lake NWR 5924 19 R ST SE, Woodworth, 701-752-4218. Home of the world’s largest American White Pelican colony. See page 37 for more info.

National Buffalo Museum 500 17th Street SE, Jamestown, 701-252-8648, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; off season, Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For admission fees and other information, go online to www.

Jamestown Reservoir Covers more than 2,500 surface acres. Provides recreational opportunities, municipal water supply, and fish and wildlife conservation benefits.

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Photo Credit: Jamestown Tourism

Jamestown Reservoir  Jamestown Reservoir is Stutsman County’s largest public use area. It encompasses 2,095 surface acres and has 45 miles of shoreline. Jamestown Reservoir provides sweeping views of undeveloped prairie and wooded draws. The prairie areas feature grasses that cover the North American Plains and can be viewed from various points within the park. The wooded draws provide habitat for birds and other species of wildlife.  Unique landscape features at the Reservoir include a peninsula near the Jim River Bay area and an island near Lakeside Campground. The Island is available for day use activities such as picnicking, shore fishing and volleyball.  Facilities at Jamestown Reservoir include 7 boat ramps at various locations, numerous picnic areas complete with tables and shelters, two swimming beaches and two campgrounds with 335 campsites, 110 campsites with RV hookups, and two dump stations. The east side of the park has over two miles of asphalt trails for walking and biking. Benches located along the trail provide places for visitors to rest and enjoy the views.  Hiking and wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site (OWLS). This is an outdoor conservation classroom where visitors can learn about the importance of habitat and conservation of wildlife resources. The Little Britches Fishing

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Pond was developed for young anglers and is stocked with fish by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Pelican Point Landing Located on the west side of Jamestown Reservoir just 6 miles north of Jamestown on US Highway 52 and 281. The campground offers full hookups, showers, concessions, boat rentals and a dump station. Visitors can enjoy the swimming beach, playground equipment, fishing pier and boat ramps during their stay. For those looking for more homey accommodations, Pelican Point Campground offers four sleeping cabins as well. James River Bay Area Located on the east side of Jamestown Reservoir just 5 miles north of Jamestown on Highway 20. Visitors here will enjoy scenic views and wildlife. This area offers a fishing pier, boat dock and ramp, vault toilets, and primitive camping is available for a fee of $10 per night. Lakeside Campground Located 2 miles north of Jamestown on US Highway 20. The campground offers full hookup with a dump station, showers, concessions, boat rentals and four sleeping cabins. Visitors can enjoy the swimming beach, playground equipment, fishing piers and boat ramps during their stay.

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Photo Credit: Jamestown Tourism

Trails Whether you like to walk, jog, or bike, these trails offer beautiful scenery to keep you going Jamestown Reservoir Trail • This paved trail starts 1.3 miles from the entrance of Lakeside Marina • Marina around the Island is 0.5 mile • Boy Scout Trail is 0.25 mile • Portion starting at 19th St NE is 1 mile Spillway Trail • 2 miles • Trail head at steps on the east end of the bridge of the dam Split Rock Trail Named for a tree growing through a rock on the trail, Split Rock Trail is 1.8 miles of unpaved trail running parallel to the paved trail at the Jamestown Reservoir. Enter this trail at the face of the dam on the east side or straight across from the North Dakota Game and Fish office. Overlook Trail If you are looking for a beautiful view over the Jamestown Reservoir and don’t mind a challenge, this trail is for you. Unpaved and 5 miles, you can access this trail near the public beach near Lakeside Marina or at Joos Grove. This trail is equipped with a bike repair station.

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Pipestem Dam & Lake Area Map

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Pipestem Dam & Lake  Pipestem Dam & Lake is 4,200 acres of public lands and water offering fishing, hunting, camping, and other great outdoor recreation opportunities. The lake itself offers 14.5 miles of shoreline.  The primary camping area at Pipestem Lake is Parkhurst. The lake is popular among photographers, fishermen, campers, boaters, and wildlife enthusiasts, and it is also a popular spot for picnicking as well. The public use area, which is located downstream from the dam, includes fireplaces and picnic shelters. There is also a rifle range for those who wish to practice their accuracy, and other areas for fishing, boating and hunting.  For more information about Pipestem Dam & Lake, please call 701-252-7666. Page 22

Pipestem Creek Trail This winding 8-mile trail packs plenty of heart-pumping fun into a relatively small area. If eight miles is too much of a challenge, take on the 3-mile outside loop that is great for hiking, a challenging mountain bike ride or an off-road run. The trailhead is marked by a bench kiosk and features a bike repair station North Ridge Trail Trail The trail stretches 4.5 miles along the north edge of the Pipestem Reservoir. It winds over rolling prairie with a view of the lake on one side and an almost continuous series of trees on the other side. James Valley Guide 2019


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Parkhurst Recreation Area  The Parkhurst Recreation Area is a natural prairie setting covering approximately 134 acres. Visitors will enjoy the scenic views and wildlife. Activities at Parkhurst include picnicking, boating, camping, fishing, wildlife viewing and photography.  Parkhurst provides numerous amenities including boat docks and ramps, picnic sites, shelters, vault toilets and a dump station. Camping and group shelters are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a fee of $10 per night.  The campground features six parking pads which are designed for horse trailers. There are also corrals and tethers for horses and access to a 5 mile horse trail.The trail is just west of Parkhurst Campground and winds over rolling James Valley Guide 2019

prairie with a view of the lake and its tree-lined shore.  There is also a primitive trail for mountain biking and hiking. Located just 4 miles north of Jamestown this area is easily accessed from US Highway 52 and 281. The trees and shrubbery in the area are mature with native prairie and a variety of wildlife you can see along the trails and promises to become a very popular place.  For more info, contact the US Army Corps of Engineers at 701-252-7666. The Jamestown Reservoir and Marina is just a few miles away to the east. Jamestown is a few miles to to south and offers places to shop in case you forgot something and fun things to do and things to see if the fish aren’t biting that day. Page 23


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Road Map to Fun in Jamestown and Surrounding Areas

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Arrowwood National WIldlife Refuge

 Located 15 miles southeast of Carrington, Arrowwood features nearly 16,000 acres of lakes, marshes, prairie grasslands, wooded coulees, cultivated fields, and shelterbelt plantings. Here are a few ways to explore the refuge:

migration seasons. There are two blinds open to the public by calling the refuge staff.

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Warbler Woodland Watchable Wildlife Area

Located on the southeast side of Arrowwood Lake, is a popular wildlife-watching location. Auto Tour Warblers are most abundant in May during There is a 5.5 mile self-guided auto tour route spring migration. Over 20 species of warblers that winds around and through both prairie and many songbird species to be observed in grasslands and marshlands. Brochures woodland, Waterfowl and shorebirds found available at the tour entrance. along the lakeshore. From the viewing blind you can see a variety of wildlife. From dancing sharp-tailed grouse to white tailed deer. You may see geese and tundra swans in the spring and fall during Page 28

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

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City of Carrington  Known as the ‘Central City’ because of its location in the central region of North Dakota, Carrington is a great place to meet for business or pleasure.

basketball courts, horseshoes, and new playground equipment. JUNK FEST Junk Fest is a festive gathering of Trash Talkers and Treasure Seekers…you’ll find tons of refurbished and repurposed treasures for your home and garden! Junk Fest also hosts the best and fastest growing Flea Market in these parts! “Bring your friends & bring a trailer…’cause this ain’t your Grandma’s garage sale!” Next sale day is Saturday September 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Putnam House While in downtown Carrington, take time for a tour of the Putnam House, a 1907 American Foursquare home built by the Putnam family. The home’s rooms reflect the spirit and style of the Putnams along with museum collections and other items providing a lively depiction of Foster County’s history, its people and their varied lives. Open during Pipestem Creek Bed and Birding scheduled events and by appointment. Offers tours, birding, lodging and weddings. Take part in rare bird sitings, tour private Crossroads Golf Course Just north of the city on Hwy. 281, Crossroads gardens and historic buildings, and offers 18 holes of challenging grass greens, experience life on a rural small grains farm driving range, and clubhouse with meeting near Carrington. room, kitchen and bar. Winner of the Golf Dakota Sun Gardens and Winery Digest Four Star Award for nine consecutive Located northeast of the city, this rural years and voted as one of the top 450 courses attraction is home to beautiful gardens, a in the country by the same publication. vineyard and winery. The tasting room and  A 5-mile recreational trail for walking, gift shop offer Dakota Sun Gardens own jogging, bike riding and cross country skiing wines and other gift items. Group tours and connects the golf course to the Carrington tastings, weddings and other special events City Park within the city. are hosted each year. Dakota Sun Gardens is holding a fun event once a month this The Carrington City Park Located along Hwy. 281 and has a swimming summer – June 15, July 13 and August 10. pool, picnic shelters, disc golf, tennis and

Golfing Birding Lodging Hunting Camping Shopping History

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City of New Rockford Rockford Theatre

 Downtown New Rockford’s historic Rockford Theatre is the place to be for first-run movies and great concessions! The theatre upgraded to digital projection and sound in 2012, providing an excellent film experience for the whole family. Headphones and monitor devices are now available for hearing-impaired patrons!  Showtimes are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 8 p.m. Go to cityofnewrockford.com to see what’s showing.

meeting room, full commercial kitchen, bar, dance floor, audio visual equipment and other amenities to make your event complete. For more information call the Golf Club at 701-947-2385.

Swimming Pool

 The new swimming pool opened for business on Memorial Day weekend, 2016! It features a zero-entry splash pool and waterslide.

Pool Office: 701-947-2720 Pool Hours: May-August daily 1:00 - 5:00 Afternoon session Eddy County Museum 7:00 - 9:00 Evening session  The Eddy County Museum is a beautiful Daily Pool Fees: $5 per swimmer three-building complex and grounds,  Children 8 and under must be including the Schoolhouse, Church, and accompanied by an adult or guardian 11 Train Depot. Each is filled with historic years or older. furnishings and exhibits highlighting our region’s past. The Museum holds its annual Central North Dakota Steam Prairie Jubilee event in August. Museum Thresher’s Reunion Hours: Every Sunday from Memorial Day to  This annual three-day event is held the Labor Day, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Docents are third full weekend of September at the on-site during Museum hours for tours. fairgrounds located southwest of the city.  The Museum is located at 1115 1st Ave.  Visitors to the show are in awe of the N, across from the Lutheran Home of the unique collection of rare antique operational Good Shepherd. steam engines from a bygone agricultural era, as well as many antique tractors and New Rockford Golf Course  The New Rockford Golf Course and Event implements. Center  is located 1 mile north  of New  Crafters, flea markets, live music, great Rockford on Hwy. 281. The New Rockford food, the historic Pioneer Village, and Golf Course has been revitalized from tee to wonderful exhibits make this a fun event for green. Course improvements have quickly the whole family! transformed the course to a spectacular “Family Fun” course with near-perfect greens. Play the 9-hole course twice and it measures 5,934 yards and plays to a par 72. You can also enjoy cross country skiing on the trails at the golf course in winter.  The new Event Center is ready to host your special events. The Center has a large Page 30

Eddy-New Rockford Library

 Get lost in over 12,000 titles at the Eddy New Rockford Public Library, which also offers high-speed wireless internet, two public access computers, and a training facility for up to 12 people. Open Monday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. James Valley Guide 2019


Wonder Lanes

 Located at 903 Central Ave in New Rockford. Daily afternoons and starting at 7:00 pm evenings during league bowling season and open summer months by appointment  Junior and adult leagues, open bowling, pool table, Pizza Corner pizza, beer. Call 701-947-2428 to schedule parties or open bowling.

4th of July Celebration

 New Rockford-Sheyenne’s annual 4th of July Celebration is always a fun filled event. The schedule includes two golf tournaments, street dance, and others. The annual 4th of July events include the Firecracker 5K Run, parades starting a 10 am in New Rockford and 11:30 at Sheyenne, and fireworks at dusk. For a complete list of events, go to www.cityofnewrockford.com.

Ice Skating Rink

 The New Rockford Park District operates an ice skating rink and warming house during the winter months.  Once open for the season, the warming house is open Monday-Fridays from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays 2-8 p.m. Located north of the 4th Corp Building on the corner of 3rd Ave N and 11th St.

Brown Memorial

 Features a gym floor, basketball court, stage and open clubroom. Open Fridays from October through April for rollerskating, daily for walkers. To schedule an event or activity call City Hall at 701-947-2461.

City Parks

 The spacious Archie & Jessie Campbell Memorial Park is located at the north edge of New Rockford along the beautiful James River. The park has a heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf course, softball diamonds, picnic areas, overnight camping, and a children’s play area.  Centennial Park in downtown New Rockford is the location for several events throughout the year, including our holiday lighting of the Gazebo and Lifesavers in the Park. Also called Gazebo Park.

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ROUGHIN’ IT! Along each road trip route, look here for places to camp or park your RV. Carrington City Park Located just east of U.S. Hwy 281 in Carrington. Tent, 8 RV sites with electric, sewer, restrooms, community pool, tennis courts, disc golf course, baseball and softball fields and picnic shelters. Call 701652-6105. Archie & Jessie Campbell Memorial Park Campground On the north end of New Rockford off U.S. Highway 281. First come, first served with self-registration kiosk. ADA restroom and shower facilities, electricity & water hookups. Fee is $12 per night/$70 per week. Schuster RV Park Located at 521 13th St N, New Rockford. At least 23 full-service sites with water, sewer, and electric hookups. Call 701-947-2159.

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Photo Credit: Sarah Smith Warren

Photo Credit: Sarah Smith Warren

Dakota regional Center for the Arts OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1991, the DPRCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing arts and cultural experiences to the heartland. Over the past two decades, we have transformed a block of vacant buildings in New Rockford, ND (population 1400) into a center of cultural activity. This historic Opera House complex includes a renowned stage theatre, coffee shop, wine bar, gift shop, and dance studio. A second building location was donated in 2011, leading to the renovation and opening of the Old Church Theatre.

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OUR VISION

DPRCA shall inspire, educate, and entertain audiences by providing a wide range of artistic presentations. It shall also serve as a resource and a gathering place for the community at large by providing art related education and programming opportunities.

DAKOTA SPARK

Every summer, the DPRCA offers theatre and visual art camps through the Dakota Spark program. These opportunities are available for kids going into grades K-9.

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Photo Credit: Chase Lake NWR

Photo Credit: Chase Lake NWR

Photo Credit: Chase Lake NWR

Photo Credit: Chase Lake NWR

Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge 窶イhase Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,385 acre refuge located about 10 miles northwest of Medina, North Dakota. 窶イhase Lake NWR is home to one of the largest breeding colonies of American White Pelicans and is important habitat for over 40,000 breeding birds. Chase Lake NWR is comprised of many different birds such as pelicans, cormorants, gulls,terns, herons and egrets. This makes the refuge one of the most significant mixed-species waterbird colonies in the northern plains and certainly one of the most important colonies managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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窶サo prevent disturbing the birds during the critical nesting period, a refuge permit is required to get closer to view or photograph the nesting activities. 窶クot only does this area support an abundance of bird life but many mammals, along with a variety of reptiles and amphibians can be found here as well. All but 230 acres are designated as a wilderness area. That means there are no motor vehicles allowed, no roads, and very few changes since settlement days. For more information, call 701-752-4218 or go online to www.chaselake.fws.gov.

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City of Wishek  Located in the heart of rolling hills and open spaces, Wishek provides a great place to visit, work and live!  Friendly smiles greet you, and a stable business community is there to serve you. Social, civic and recreational opportunities abound! Join us for a visit, do business with us, or even come to stay. Just one experience will have you saying, “Why Wishek? Why Not!”  Wishek offers incredible hunting, birding and recreational activities. We pride ourselves on our small town hospitality. Whether you are looking for the big buck or casting your line in one of our several nearby lakes, we offer a little something for everyone.  Imagine visiting a community where a simple conversation can reveal the proud German Russian heritage that built our wonderful state...where the beautiful rolling

Security State Bank

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prairies surround you in all directions, and where you are among friendly folks who are glad you came!  Play with your children in the park or enjoy a leisurely stroll around our clean, quiet community on a warm, breezy summer evening where friends wave and smile back.  If you are a hunter, a fisherman, a birder, or simply enjoy clean air and natural beauty, you owe yourself and your family a trip to Wishek.

WISHEK INN

1216 Beaver Ave • Hwy 13 • Wishek, ND

OWNERS:

Charles & Braenda Gray

102 Centennial St. N

Wishek, ND

701-452-2314 P: 452.4223 • F: 452.1331 • www.wishek.com • graycd1@earthlink.com

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Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Beaver Lake State Park  Beaver Lake State Park provides an escape from the rigors of everyday life, offering a relaxing atmosphere in a secluded outdoor setting next to a quiet lake. The lake is nestled among the gently rolling prairie that provides scenic views for leisurely walks.  The park has a colorful and historic background relating to the early settlers of Logan, McIntosh, and Emmons counties. Park visitors can view a historic cairn that stands in the park as a testament to the efforts of those who helped establish the park.  The park offers primitive and modern camping as well as three camping cabins for those wanting to get away from it all. Reserve online at www.apps.nd.gov/pnr/sp/ services/public/main.htm or call (800) 8074723. Park guests will find plenty to occupy their time, whether it’s studying the area’s fascinating history; discovering the plentiful natural resources; taking advantage of refreshing water sports; hiking; mountain biking; fishing; or just relaxing in the shade of an American elm.  Beaver Lake State Park’s non-motorized trail system covers 5.34 miles in a series of loops and several connecting segment trails that are open for hiking and biking. The Beaver Lake Nature Trail is a self-guided nature trail open to hiking only. Most of the trail system surface is either grass, dirt or hard-packed single-track, with manageable grades with only a few steeper sections.

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ROUGHIN’ IT! Lake Hoskins RV Park & Campground Features RV sites with electricity, primitive camp sites, bathroom facility, and boat dock. 700 1st Ave NW, Ashley.

Oster Park, Ellendale Electrical and water available, no reservations required. Located at 5th Avenue and 7th Street North, Ellendale.

West Side Mobile Court Electrical, water & sewer hookups. Located on Highway 11 West, Ellendale. Phone: (01-349-3234

Beaver Creek Recreation Area On the north side of Beaver Bay on Lake Oahe, west of Linton off Highway 1804. Full-service campground with electrical hookups, dump station, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, bathroom, playground, picnic shelters and horseshoe pit. Fees range from $14 - $16 per night. For reservations, call 701-255-0015.

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Photo Credit: A. Schuster

Photo Credit: A. Schuster

City of Ashley  The community of Ashley is located in rural, south central North Dakota, approximately 6 miles from the South Dakota border. The community supports a population of 882 according to the 2000 census, but draws from a much larger rural area for their labor force.  Economic development and job creation are truly priorities for this progressive city. During the early 1880s there was a great influx of immigrants from the various countries of western and northern Europe into the prairie states of the middle western United States.  Many of these immigrants were of German descent, but came to the Dakotas from Russia where they lived in colonies and retained their German language and customs. Settlers made their homesteads on the shores of a beautiful lake and named their community Hoskins. Wagon boxes were turned upside down and used for shelter until oxen hauled lumber from far away towns for the roofs of sod houses and barns.  In 1898, the Soo Line Railroad was extended from Kulm, west through Lehr, and finally to Bismarck. With the coming of railroads, new towns sprang up, and markets closer to the farms were opened.  With the coming of the railroad, however, the citizens of Hoskins chose to pick up

their town and move it three miles to the East, where they founded Ashley, named after Milwaukee Railroad executive Ashley Morrow, in 1888.  In 2007 Ashley received FHLB Des Moines 2007 Capital Community Award. Communities are chosen that are different from one another and use vision, planning and teamwork to revitalize or sustain their local economies.  As a community, we are committed to updating our infrastructure and housing. We have completed a major water and sewer upgrade, which included an extensive upgrade of our water treatment plant and encompassed the majority of the water lines and many of the sewer lines within the community, and initiated state legislation that was successfully passed to allow communities to build moderate income housing.  This is especially a strong need in rural communities. There also funding options available within the community to purchase existing housing or build new housing and other state and regional housing funding options. The city has existing lots and developable land available to provide for housing and industrial building needs.  We have a quality Main Street in our community that demonstrates a pride that many

The Wild Rose Bar & Cafe 103 W Main St. • Ashley, ND • 701.288.7673 Cafe hours 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week.

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other communities are envious of, and we have worked to help local businesses update their retail and service. 窶ジe completed a Main Street project in recent years with Main Street being totally resurfaced. We worked with ND Dept. of Transportation to reconstruct the sidewalks, curbs and gutters and installed new lighting and enhancements. 窶ジe have been actively pursuing an aggressive community economic development plan for Ashley. We have opened a plastics manufacturing company that is small but growing. We have graduated more than 10 licensed practical nurses from a distance learning program that enabled the participants to stay in Ashley and receive all of their training, which was a pilot program in the state. 窶アshley was named after Milwaukee Railroad executive Ashley Morrow in 1888. Since then, the community has held on tightly to its rich German-Russian roots for well over 100 years, while leading area communities in technological advances that will ensure their survival in the 21st century. 窶サhe city prides itself on preservation of the heritage it was built on and embraces that foundation while possessing an aggressive attitude toward the future.

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City of Ellendale  In the heart of pheasant country near the South Dakota border is the flourishing community of Ellendale, North Dakota. Wellpositioned at the junction of US Hwy 281 and Hwy 11, Ellendale is both the Dickey County seat and home to Trinity Bible College.

Business community

 Enhancing the growing business community are two medical clinics and a dental clinic, three hotels and two retirement homes; three banks and a regional telecommunications company. The community is served by an ambulance service, police department and volunteer Fire Department, a Chamber of Commerce and senior citizen center.  Enjoy a hearty Sunday buffet, ethnic food buffet Friday night, and delicious food and drinks daily at the Fireside Family Restaurant & Lounge on U.S. Hwy. 281.

Local attractions

 Ellendale boasts a modern swimming pool and park facilities, historical society, public library, and museum. Nearby, hunting and fishing opportunities abound.  For a bit of history, visit the Coleman

Museum. The building houses an outstanding collection of artifacts and memorabilia of the Ellendale area. It is handicapped accessible with access from the old building to the new building. The museum is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 - 4 p.m. June-September. For tours, call Jeannette at (701) 349-4329.

Golfing

 South of town on Hwy. 281 is the Ellendale Country Club with its lovely clubhouse built in 2008. The club and course are open to the public. Guests and members are invited to warm up on the driving range and then enjoy a round or two on the 9-hole course. The course is beautifully maintained and features grass greens, notting hills and watered fairways.The Ellendale Country Club is open April 15 - October 15, starting at 9 am daily. The clubhouse has a full bar and grill.  For more information about Ellendale, visit www.ellendalend.com.

Ellendale Historic Opera House

The Ellendale Opera House is a three-story structure built in 1908 by a group of local businessmen who were planning for the future of the town. The building hosted

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traveling theatre productions and a range of other events throughout the 1900s, including high school and college plays, graduations, dances, wrestling and boxing matches. Left empty for 20 years from the 1980s until 2002, the building was in disrepair when a local non-profit, O.P.E.R.A., Inc, acquired the building from the city and began renovation efforts.  Now, the main level is a performing arts theatre, exhibit hall and community room. The Opera House Lobby, as it has been named, is used for art exhibits, theatrical performances and private parties throughout the year. The new façade on the front windows was installed in 2010.  The second floor auditorium is the next target for renovation, with a new subfloor put down in recent years. Once the second

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level is complete, the main level will become the lobby for the auditorium, which seats up to 1,000 people.  A variety of events are held there throughout the year. To take a tour of the Opera House, stop by Crabtree Insurance or Calico Cat, both on Main Street in Ellendale.

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City of Linton  Small town hospitality with big city amenities! This clean, progressive community is doing well and the future is as bright as ever. Situated in south central North Dakota, Linton is one of the most well known rural communities in the state of North Dakota.  With virtually zero crime and pollution, this small town atmosphere provides an excellent place to raise a family without the stress of big city living.  Linton is becoming more and more popular for people looking for a slower pace while providing an opportunity to have more time to enjoy life. Linton is located only a short 15 miles from the Beaver Bay campground and Lake Oahe.  Just 2 miles west of Linton is the gorgeous Linton Country Club, and you don't need to call for a tee time. If you enjoy hunting, the area is nationally known for pheasant hunting and has an abundant deer population. This is just the beginning; walking and biking trails, a fitness center and a spacious pool are just a few more of the area amenities.  Seeman Park, open from early spring to late fall, is one mile east and 1/2 mile south of Linton on Highway 13. The park features overnight camping, shower facilities, barbecue grills, sheltered picnic areas,a pavilion, an outdoor stage, a playground for the children and a nice softball field. The heart of Seeman Park is Beaver Creek, which winds its way through the entire park.  Linton was named after George W. Lynn. "Lynn" and "town" were combined to form Linton and since George wasn't too happy about the town being named after him, they changed the spelling to Linton. Presently, the town has 1,300 residents. For more information, go online towww.lintonnd.org.

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ROUGHIN’ IT! Adrian RV Park Just off County Road 63, behind/ adjacent to The Field. Nine sites available with electricity and water; five sites have sewer. Features a dump station, playground, ball field, and horseshoes nearby. Just 2 miles from Heinrich-Martin Dam for fishing, boating (electric motors only). New site with young trees. For reservations, call 701-778-5111 or email dlazyh@drtel.net. Dam Site CamPground Located on the southwest end of LaMoure along the James River. Includes tent and three RV sites. Memorial Park Located 12 miles northwest of LaMoure on County Rd. 61. Campgrounds with electric hook-ups, concession stand and playground equipment. Home of the LaMoure County Museum and LaMoure County Summer Musical Theater. Edgeley Campground Two areas north and east of Weaver Park have nearly 30 full-service sites at $15 per night. All sites have electricity, water, sewer and cable TV; 50 Amp service available for larger campers.

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Chan SanSan Scenic Backway South of Jamestown, starting in Adrian, this scenic backway highlights the beautiful James River Valley. When travelers descend to the valley, they can see the panorama of a winding river surrounded by tall grass prairie and wildflowers. This area is rich in Indian history, earthen mounds, early settlement and scenic beauty. Visitors have multiple opportunities for recreation and wildlife viewing along the backway. Heinrich-Martin Dam Built in 1968. Features picnic shelters, a swimming area and excellent fishing. Double Pony Truss Bridge This Double Pony Truss Bridge was restored because of its rarity and an interpretive sign on the site offers a glimpse of early life in LaMoure County.

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LaMoure County Courthouse Museum in a restored barn was built in 1914 and houses display cases with many collectibles, including Lowell Davis’ sculptured barns and farming scenes.

Red Wing Paddleboat Built in 1914 and used on the James River for some time, this paddleboat was restored in 1971 and now rests near the James River.

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City of LAmoure  The LaMoure area has a variety to offer, from our beautiful lake and parks to tours of the Toy Farmer Museum and Hutterian Brethern Colonies. Also in LaMoure you can tour our County Courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historical Places. The LaMoure County Memorial Park, a short drive from LaMoure, located south of Grand Rapids, is filled with many things to do and see. Fort Ransom and Fullerton are also two communities in our area that have unique touring.

Lake LaMoure

 Lake LaMoure is located 5 miles south of LaMoure. Four seasons of fun can be found here. In the spring, the waters are great for fishing. In the summer, the lake comes alive with boats, jet skis, fishermen and swimmers. Public boat ramp and campground with electric hook-ups available.  Lake LaMoure has some beautiful, secluded canoeing areas. A popular canoe run has been the James River, starting in Grand Rapids and canoeing down to the James River Damsite in LaMoure. You need to bring your own canoe though, as we don’t have rentals.

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James River Damsite Park  Located on the southwest side of town along the James River is the James River Damsite Park. Take a minute to relax and enjoy a picnic in the secluded picnic shelter overlooking the James River. Many days you can find pelicans floating on the river. This is a popular area for fishing in both summer and winter.

Sunset Park

 Located on the northwest edge of LaMoure, Sunset Park is the location of many community events. It offers many picnic shelters, modern playgound equipment, swimming pool, and modern bathroom facilities. The park is located right next to the Leroy Good Softball Complex.

Toy Farmer Museum

 Visitors to LaMoure County are welcome to tour the Toy Farmer Museum, which occupies the big red barn on the Scheibe farm four miles east and two miles south of LaMoure, N.D.  During their many years of toy farming, founders Claire and Cathy Scheibe gathered some interesting pieces that farm toy collectors won’t see on most other shelves. In fact thousands of replica tractors, farm

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implements, trucks, and construction equipment fill glass cases throughout the museum. Visitors will also find Claire Scheibe’s personal belt buckle collection, commemorative Toy Farmer and Toy Trucker & Contractor magazine covers along the walls, and a variety of other promotional and specialty items produced by Toy Farmer Ltd.

LaMoure County Memorial Park

 Located 5 miles north of Grand Rapids, nestled in the James River Valley, you will find the LaMoure County Memorial Park. The Park features many attractions, including being the home of the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theater. In addition, you can enjoy the county museum, camping and picnicking facilities, playground area, tennis courts, and ball diamonds. Neighboring the park you will find one of the best 9-hole golf courses in the area. The park is open May 15 - September 15 with gates open from 7am10pm (or 1 hour after the Summer Musical theater performance).

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historical artifacts of this area. Items have been donated by local and other interested people.  An old country school house was also restored in 1997 and an additional building was constructed to house the many other agriculture related items that have been donated through the years.  The museum is open on weekends, on days of the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theater productions from Memorial Day through Labor Day and other days by appointment. Contact the park superintendent at (701) 883-5856 to make an appointment.

LaMoure County Summer Musical Theater

 Beyond a lovely ravine in the LaMoure County Memorial Park is the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theater. The theater entertains people with live performances throughout the summer months. The casting for these plays are from our area’s local talent. Taking in a theater performance at the LaMoure County Museum LaMoure County Summer Musical Theater  The LaMoure County Museum is an is an experience everyone should have the historical building purchased in 1981 to opportunity to enjoy at least once! Go online house and display the memorabilia and to lcsmt.com for performances and dates.

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Fort Ransom State Park  Fort Ransom State Park is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Jamestown on the Sheyenne River. The park preserves the legacy of homesteaders who settled in the picturesque Sheyenne River Valley in the late 1800’s.  Woodlands comprise half of the 950acre park, with the remainder being upland prairie and open grasslands. Many kinds of trees can be found on the banks of the Sheyenne, including elms, green ash and bur oaks. Autumn is a beautiful time in the park, as the trees change hue from golden yellow to a brilliant red.  Fort Ransom State Park’s nonmotorized trail system covers over 14.64-miles and most are multi-use, open for hiking, horseback riding, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The majority of the trail system surface is either grass, dirt or hard-packed singletrack, with manageable grades with only a few steeper sections.  Much wildlife can be found roaming Fort Ransom State Park. White-tailed deer, raccoons, beavers, squirrels, foxes and coyotes  thrive, as well as songbirds, shorebirds and birds of prey. Among the various species of birds are blue herons, mourning doves, wild turkeys,

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meadowlarks, wood ducks, red-tailed hawks, Hungarian partridges, brown thrashers and woodpeckers.  The North Country National Scenic Trail runs through the park. Upon completion, this trail will extend from New York State to Lake Sakakawea.  Canoe rentals are available along the Sheyenne River. Anglers fish for walleyes, northern pike and rock bass.  For the cross-country skiing enthusiast, Fort Ransom State Park offers 6.5 miles of groomed trails, and snowmobilers will enjoy the Sheyenne Valley Snowmobile Trail which meanders through the park.  Two early homesteads can be found in the park. The Bjone Home is now utilized as a visitor center, and another farm, originally homesteaded in 1884, is the site of the annual Sodbuster Days Festivals. The festivals are sponsored by the Fort Ransom Sodbusters Association. Featured are horse-drawn farm equipment, antique machinery displays, blacksmithing and farm cooking.  The park is open year-round, with an entrance fee charged to visitors. Call 701973-4331 or go online to www.parkrec. nd.gov/frsp/frsp.html for information, or 800-807-4723 for campsite reservations.

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City of Edgeley  Edgeley is a vital community located in the Coteaus and Prairie Region of North Dakota, 38 miles south of Jamestown at the junction of Hwy. 281 & 13.  Hunting and fishing are very popular pastimes in this area. We offer fantastic duck hunting, pheasant hunting, whites, blues and Canada geese hunting, grouse, partridge and dove hunting, coyote hunting and whitetail deer hunting for both the gun and archery enthusiasts.  Our lakes and dams offer great fishing for walleye, northern pike, perch, crappies and bluegills. If you’d like to try canoening, the scenery our agricultural rural plains area offers is beautiful and exciting to explore by canoe on rivers and streams here.

Weaver Park, Pool & Campground

 Edgeley’s city park features playground equipment, a picnic shelter and numerous picnic tables, an outdoor basketball court and a sand volleyball court.  The main attraction in the park is its swimming pool, which was built in 2012 and is one of the largest in the state. Splash down or take a ride on the waterslide! Open June - August.  The campground located on the north and east sides of the pool is open from early spring to late fall, with 28 full-service sites available. Bathroom and shower facilities are available at the pool.

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 The park is the host of SummerFest Celebrations in July and August, bringing great food and good music to the public!

Whitestone Hill Battlefield

 If history interests you, visit south of Edgeley. On September 3, 1863, the U.S. Calvary troops engaged in a fierce battle with the Yanktonai and Hunkpapa Sioux Indians on the Dakota Territory land under the command of General Alfred Sully. The tragic Battle at Whitestone Hill lasted for two hours. It’s believed that 20 men from Sully’s troops were killed and 50-60 wounded. Between 150 and 300 Sioux also lost their lives in the battle.  A museum was built on the site in 1941. The Whitestone Historical Society hosts an annual summer event at the site each year to commemorate this battle.

Triple R Arena

 If horse events are on your list, check out upcoming events at Triple R Arena. Various events are held there throughout the summer and fall, including mounted shooting, a horse show and rodeo.  North Dakota’s winter days and inevitable snowfall give us the opportunity to offer you snowmobiling, ice-fishing escapades, sledding and skating, skiing and snowshoeing.  For more information about events in Edgeley, email city@edgeley.com.

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Fall & Winter Outdoor Recreation HUNTING

FISHING

 Variety best describes hunting in North Dakota. Whatever species you are interested in hunting, you will have to search long and hard to find more opportunity.

 Ice fishing is a popular pastime and is among the best in the south central region of North Dakota, with such species as northern pike, walleyes, muskies, bluegills, perch and white bass abundant in the waters of the region.  In the winter, small villages dot the frozen landscape as the hardiest of fishing enthusiasts drop their fish houses on the ice and settle in for a few months of wintertime angling. They are usually rewarded for their efforts.

Waterfowl (Geese, Ducks, Coots, Mergansers, Swan)  During the fall migrations thousands of potholes and sloughs attract migrating ducks in countless numbers, bolstering an already huge population of birds hatched and raised in the state. (Incidentally, we lead the nation in duck production.) A sizeable population of resident giant Canada geese is soon augmented by hundreds of thousands of migrating geese that stop over on their journey southward. Small/Upland Game (Grouse, Dove, Crane, Pheasant, Snipe, Woodcock, Squirrel, Hungarian Partridge)  Early fall seasons for mourning dove and sharp-tailed grouse allow a hunter to enjoy chilly mornings and warm afternoons on the prairie. Come October our sandhill crane and ring-necked pheasant seasons generate a lot of attention. Big Game (Deer, Pronghorn, Moose, Elk, Bighorn Sheep)  Our deer and pronghorn archery seasons begin in early fall. Later, the gun seasons for pronghorn, moose, elk, and bighorn sheep bring out hunters lucky enough to have drawn one of these special permits. Deer gun season – the most popular among residents – begins in early November.  Wild Turkey - North Dakota has both spring and fall seasons for residents who draw a license in the turkey lottery. For licensing and regulations, go online to gf.nd.gov.

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SLEDDING  The Bunker, located at 1520 3rd St. SE in Jamestown, is open as a warming house for sledding, a warm place to play games, and have concessions. The hours of operation are Mon-Fri. 3:30 - 5:30pm, Sat 11:00am - 5:30pm, and Sun 11:00am - 5:30pm.  Hours are extended during Christmas vacation. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at, 701-252-3982.

ICE SKATING  Outdoor public skating is available daily in winter. Warming houses will be open (weather depending) at McElroy, Nickeus, Meidinger and Leapaldt Parks in Jamestown. The hours of operation are Mon-Fri. 3:308:00pm; Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm; and Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm.  Indoor public skating is available at the Wilson Arena, located at 1009 7th St. NE in Jamestown. Operated by the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department, the arena is open for skating from September through February. The arena may also be rented for private parties and events. Call (701) 2523982 for more information. James Valley Guide 2019


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Enjoy the Valley on Snowmobile  With its rustic scenery, snow-covered hills and valleys over many miles of trails, the Sheyenne River valley is a great place to explore on snowmobile.  Snowmobile North Dakota (SND) is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that oversees the recreation of snowmobiling across the state. SND is contracted by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department to manage the state snowmobile trail system.and is made up of snowmobile clubs, and individual/ family and business memberships. Together these clubs and members make up 14 trail associations in North Dakota. The state trail system consists of over 2,800 miles of groomed trails.  In the Sheyenne Valley, There are 420 miles of well-marked trails that are groomed regularly throughout the snow season December through March. Riders can witness the splendor of the nature while riding across the crispy snow. The trail system has a wide variety of riding such as nice flat ditches, shelter belts, national grasslands, as well as river bottoms. These unique trails cross many private lands with access being gained by leases through private land owners as well as many state-owned lands. The leases are essential to maintain the quality existing

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system, so riders are urged to stay on the marked trails.  The trails follow much of the beautiful winding Sheyenne River and James River with warming shelters along the way as well as stops in more than a dozen area communities including the rustic and inviting Fort Ransom, Lisbon, Dickey, Oakes, Verona, LaMoure, Litchville and Marion to name a few. Jamestown and Valley City, the larger cities along the trails, offer ample lodging and other services as well as many recreational activities for the entire family for a fun weekend getaway.  In 2001 a 20-mile section of the trail extending from Litchville to Dickey was named the Kim McInnes Trail, in memory of Kim McInnes of Marion who passed away in 2001. Kim was an avid snowmobiler who contributed much to the development of the trail system in southeastern North Dakota. He also served as Vice President of Snowmobile North Dakota.  A regional tourism event, ‘The Rally in the Valleys’ has been held in January every year since 2001.  See the next page for a map of trails in the south central North Dakota area. For more information go online to snowmobilend.org

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Sheyenne Valley Snowmobile Trails

The system has a wide variety of riding such as nice flat ditches, shelter belts, James River Valley, and the Sheyenne River bottom. These trails cross many private lands with access being gained by a lease through the

landowner and Snowmobile North Dakota. These leases are essential to maintain the existing system. Please stay on the marked trails. Map courtesy of ND Parks & Recreation


Hillcrest Golf Course Wilson Arena Jack Brown Stadium Two Rivers Activity Center Hillcrest Golf Course

Enjoy our 18 hole public golf course over looking the beautiful city of Jamestown. 701-252-4320

Wilson Arena

Hockey, figure skating and public open skating is all available at our indoor arena. 701-252-3939

Jack Brown Stadium

Catch a game or practice your swing in our new batting cages 701-252-2152

Two Rivers Activity Center Health and wellness center complete with gymnasium, indoor turf/tennis courts and indoor pool. 701-952-8722 · tracjamestown.com

Jamestown Parks & Recreation Kite Festival • Mountain Bike Race • Disc Golf Tournament Archery • Baseball • Basketball • Bicycling • Disc Golf • Football Golf • Hiking & Bike Trails • Hockey • Parks • Track • Skateboarding • Skating • Soccer • Softball • Tennis jamestownparksandrec.com • 701-252-3982 • 1002 2nd Ave SE • Jamestown, ND 58401 James Valley Guide 2018

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