• North Dakota Capitol
  • United Tribes International Powwow
  • Governor's Photo Contest Winner (2012) and Best of Show - Docked Riverboat at Sunset
  • Hawktree Golfing
  • Earthlodge Village
  • Train at Dakota Zoo
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Fort Lincoln Trolley
  • Raging Rivers Fun

Bismarck & Mandan

The Bismarck-Mandan area has welcomed visitors since Lewis and Clark paddled up the Missouri River in 1804. The capital of North Dakota, Bismarck is a hub of culture, history and shopping. Don’t miss attractions like the Dakota Zoo, the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum and Fort Abraham Lincoln. From the observation deck on the 18th floor of the North Dakota State Capitol, visitors get a bird’s-eye view of just what it is that makes Bismarck a true destination. History stares back from the Fort Abraham Lincoln blockhouses on the bluffs to the southwest and boats ply the Missouri River, which separates Bismarck and Mandan. Trees cover the Capitol Grounds just as they do the land on either side of the river and buildings downtown bustle with life. Bismarck is a shining light of arts, culture, history and the great outdoors. And it’s just a stone’s throw between eclectic dining and entertainment venues and exciting outdoor things to do. Check out our night at the state museum featuring North Dakota native Josh Duhamel.

Things to see and do in Bismarck-Mandan
North Dakota Capitol and State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
Lewis and Clark Riverboat
Fort Abraham Lincoln/On-A-Slant Indian Village
Dakota Zoo
Hawktree Golf Club
Buckstop Junction
Gateway to Science
 
Unique places to dine in Bismarck-Mandan
Peacock Alley
Toasted Frog
40 Steak and Seafood
Piroque Grill
Blarney Stone
The Bistro
Space Aliens
Taylor Made Barbecue
Dialectic Brewing Company

 
Special events in Bismarck-Mandan
United Tribes International Powwow
Mandan Rodeo Days and Fourth of July Parade
Capital A’Fair
Buggies-n-Blues
McQuade Softball Tournament
Bismarck Marathon
Downtowners Street Fair

 

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Events
Featured Events
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 20, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
    Bismarck
    This horse-themed painting program for adults begins with a brief guided tour by master artist...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
    Bismarck
    Afternoon and evening performances and Sleepy Hollow Arts Park. The musical is based on the...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
    Bismarck
    World's largest charity softball tournament with more than 400 men's and women's teams of all...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jul 04, 2019 - Jul 04, 2019
    Bismarck
    Fourth of July Spectacular, 8 p.m., ND State Capitol Grounds. www.bismarckmandansymphony.org
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    Lowest indoor pool admission in the area! This pool has something for everyone. Equipped with...
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    Bismarck Tour Company offers the best of Bismarck's history, happenings, and humor for groups....
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    16 runs, four lifts, double chairlift, T-bar and handle tow. Snowmaking coverage on 80%. Vertical...
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    18-hole, par-72 championship golf course offers 18 distinctive, unique holes, featuring natural...
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    Exhibiting original visual art by regional North Dakota artists, Gallery 522 is central and...
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    Mandan
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    Champions Indoor Football League season runs March-June with game in the Bismarck Event Center.
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    Mandan
    Come join us for a nine-mile railroad trip along the Heart River to Fort Lincoln State Park. One...
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