Visitors to Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota,will have the opportunity to discover the area that is rich with history, both in the great outdoors and indoors. Experience the state’s early days at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park overlooking the Missouri River Valley near Mandan, where Gen. George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry rode to their legendary battle at the Little Bighorn. At the nearby On-A-Slant Indian Village, you’ll experience the prairie lifestyle of the Mandan Indians that lived there around 1575-1781, when you step inside a reconstructed earthlodge. The Lewis and Clark Trail takes visitors to the still-unspoiled landscape first witnessed by the famous explorers from 1804-06 on their Corps of Discovery. The trail will lead you 38 miles north of Bismarck to Washburn, which homes the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan, the expedition’s wintering post of 1804-05.
Our new $52 million expanded State Museum at the N.D. Heritage Center includes interactive galleries that takes guests on a trip through time. You’ll relive when dinosaurs roamed the Great Plains. You’ll experience life on the prairie for the state’s early settlers, and discover ancient Indian artifacts and other historical items. The museum also details our state’s ongoing role as one of the United States’ leading agricultural producers, and our increasing development of energy sources, including oil, gas, coal and wind power.
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