10 Things to see Along the Missouri River in North Dakota
Long before there were scenic byways, there was the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark took it to the Rocky Mountains and back home. Today, you can travel along the water route and see an array of attractions along the way, including Garrison Dam.
Fort Abraham Lincoln/On-A-Slant Village
Reconstructed blockhouses, the Custer House and Native American earthlodges dominate the grounds where Lt. Col. George Custer and the 7th Cavalry were stationed before the Battle of Little Bighorn. Earthlodges depict the lifestyle of the Mandan Indians, who occupied this site from about 1575-1781.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park Mandan, ND 58554
Double Ditch Indian Village
This site contains the ruins of a large Mandan Indian earthlodge village inhabited during the period of A.D. 1500-1781. The remains of earthlodges, refuse mounds, and the two surrounding fortification ditches are clearly discernible.
7 miles north on Highway 1804 Bismarck, ND
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center/Fort Mandan
Newly-remodeled center with state-of-the-art interactive exhibits and a new collection of artifacts, a new exhibit honoring North Dakota's family farms and much more. We also welcome you to step back in time and visit nearby Fort Mandan.
Washburn, ND 58577
Held back by the large earthen Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea is the third-largest manmade lake in the United States. The lake is 178 miles long, has more than 1,500 miles of shoreline and its deepest part is about 175 feet. The Lake is a recreational mecca for anglers, boaters and campers.
Garrison Dam and Power Plant Riverdale, ND 58565
Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
Confluence Center tells the story of the confluence of these two mighty rivers, as well as provides the same magnificent view that Lewis and Clark Expedition members enjoyed when they visited in 1805 and 1806.
15349 39th Lane NW Williston, ND 58801