9 Prairie Churches to Lift Your Spirits

North Dakota has a rich legacy of ethnically and architecturally diverse historic churches.
Hallson Icelandic Church

Located in Cavalier, ND. The church was built in 1897 and represents the Icelandic community in worship. The museum tells the unique story about the life and achievement of this area’s first settlers. Special events like the Rendezvous Festival and Pioneer Machine Show are held during the summer months.

13571 Hwy 5 Cavalier, ND 58220
Cavalier County Museum

Located in Dresden, its exhibits include a historic church made of native rock. 

northwest of Langdon Langdon, ND 58249
1906 Vang Lutheran Church

Vang Lutheran Church in Manfred was built in 1906 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to regular services, the church is also part of the Manfred Heritage Museum and hosts exhibit space and community gatherings.

200 W. LeGrand St. Manfred, ND 58341
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Assumption Abbey

Built in 1909. Bavarian Romanesque structure, vaulted ceilings, original paintings and 50 large stained-glass windows.  

418 Third Ave. W/. Richardton, ND
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

This church features an 85-foot steeple and is the embodiment of the Germans from Russia decent. 

503 N 2nd St Strasburg, ND 58573
Basilica of St. James Catholic Church

The Basilica of St. James Catholic Church in Jamestown was elevated to minor basilica in 1989 because of its unique architecture and the location of the first cathedral in North Dakota (1889).

622 First Ave. S. Jamestown, ND 58401
Old Stone Church

Located in Buffalo, this Calvary Episcopal Chapel includes a traveling museum, library and store. It was built in 1885.

206 North Wilcox Avenue Buffalo, ND 58011
Garden Lutheran Church

Garden Church was built in 1914 and the first service was held on August 23, 1914. In 1933 Garden and Farland Churches joined Banks Church to form the Banks Parish. The Banks Parish joined the Watford City Parish in 1990 and became the Watford City Area Lutheran Parish.

Watford City, ND 58854
Swedish Zion Lutheran Church

The Swedish Church, constructed of granite stone which dates back millions of years to the Pleistocene era, is a Gothic revival style church that has stood the test of time for over a Century on the northwestern prairies of Bottineau County just one mile short of the U.S. and Canadian border

Souris, ND 58783
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