Places to Visit in North Dakota After Enjoying Your Medicine
Between Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic site, North Dakota touts serious American history in the land of the Great Plains. The midwestern state, home to Yellowstone River, is bordered by Canada in the north, giving locals and visitors the most arctic U.S. experience possible. Along with national parks and historic sites, North Dakota is decorated with hidden gems including The Enchanted Highway, the World’s Largest Buffalo, and several notable museums focusing on art, children, and aerospace. Needless to say, winters in North Dakota are cold, which is perfect for outdoor sports in the day, and staying warm in Fargo at night at some of the cities hottest restaurants, bars, and clubs.
Fargo is a great place to visit, especially for fans of the Cohen brother, the famous siblings who wrote and directed the famous 1996 film about the region, which turned into a top Fox series. Culture is on every corner in Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. Between the famed Plains Art Museum, an old warehouse made into a fine-arts space, downtown eating and entertainment venues, Yunker Farm, and the Red River Zoo, it’s easy to spend a day in the mini-metropolis. The city also hosts annual events including the Big Iron Agricultural Show, Cruisin’ Broadway, and yearly Fargo festivals including a blues music, film, and arts gathering. With so many fantastic places to visit in Fargo, there is no reason not to take a detour on the way to the dispensary.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Reconstructed military buildings and a replica of the Mandan On-A-Slant Indian Village, take visitors back in time at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Historians and fans can frequent the home of Lt. Col George General Armstrong Custer and walk through the Five Nations Art Gallery, filled with cultural artifacts for sale including jewelry, sculptures, painted buffalo skins, dreamcatchers, and locally sewn quilts. The park is equipped for overnight stays, with up to 95 campsites, dozens of picnic tables and outdoor activities including horseback riding, fishing, and hiking.
North Dakota Heritage Museum
Based in Bismarck, the North Dakota Heritage Center gives locals and visitors alike a glimpse into both the modern and prehistoric North Dakota. The Northern Lights Atrium, is an awesome section of the museum, as well as the views offered on the Capital Arboretum Trail. With four different museum galleries, and outdoor exhibits, spending a day in exploring the state’s past makes the present so much more fun.