galleries and learning labs with high-tech interactive exhibits. Visit the landmarks: Take a picture with the World’s Largest Buffalo in Jamestown. Drive down the Enchanted Highway and stay in the Enchanted Castle in Regent. Visit Amidon, North Dakota’s smallest county seat, or see Theodore Roosevelt’s cabin site at Elkhorn Ranch in the Badlands. Travel a historical: Have a Corps of Discovery experience in Washburn at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan. Return to the Cold War era at the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site. Go back in time at the Dickens Village Festival in Garrison. See how George and Libby Custer lived in the Custer House at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park near Mandan.
Get Outside Hike, bike, trek: The Maah Daah Hey Trail, one of the premier single-track trails in the northern Great Plains, has been extended 45 miles from Sully Creek State Park to Burning Coal Vein Campground south of Medora. It makes the entire trail 140 miles long. Climb to North Dakota’s highest point – White Butte (elevation 3,506 feet) near Amidon – or hike the hill to the Fort Ransom Viking. Cast a line: Catch “Wally,” the state’s largest walleye in Garrison and shove off in one of North Dakota’s many fishing derbies. Make sure to return for some ice fishing in the colder months.
Just For Fun Festivals: Experience North America’s largest Scandinavian festival at the Norsk Hostfest in Minot. Attend the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. Fly a kite at one of North Dakota’s kite festivals or get a dose of cowboy culture at Mandan’s 135th Rodeo Days over the Fourth of July. Arts: Paint an egg at the Ukrainian Festival in Dickinson. Visit 62 Doors Gallery and Studios in Minot. View the Rosenquist Mural at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo.
Or you can just stand at the Geographical Center of North America in Rugby, tube the lazy river at Raging Rivers Water Park in Mandan or feed your inner motorhead at Buggies-n-Blues in Mandan and the Devils Run Car Show in Devils Lake. To view or download the complete list of 125 Ways to Luv ND, visit www.luvnd.com or visit www.ndtourism.com for more North Dakota destination ideas.
Get on the greens: Golf a round at Hawktree Golf Club in Bismarck, Bully Pulpit Golf Course at Medora or the Links of North Dakota near Ray. Or try Gateway Cities Golf Club in Portal, the northernmost golf course in the contiguous U.S., with holes in this country and Canada. Nature up close: See more than 370 species of birds on North Dakota’s prairie. Visit the albino buffalo in Jamestown; see one of the largest white pelican colonies in North America at Chase Lake.
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