*We had an incredible time road tripping through North Dakota and were given complimentary admission into some of the area’s museums. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s get back to gallivanting!
Fargo (Spoiler Alert!)
Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota, and it knows how to give their visitors an iconic welcome, and this will not be the last buffalo you see. Whether its a work of art, stuffed, alive, or even fossilized, this state gets you stopping early and often!
County museum. One of my favorite word combos and we love supporting them. The Cass County Museum is combined with Bonazaville and the facility brings you back to the pioneer days of North Dakota. Reward yourself with learning about the region you’re enjoying and drop some serious Fargo historical knowledge at that next party. I know I will!
Bismarck’s riverfront and the long walking trail along its banks gives you more of those photo-ops you love during a statewide adventure. Stretch your legs and behold more public art and recreate the Lewis and Clark expedition on the keel boat. You don’t become a real river captain by just staying in your car and wishing it to happen. You go to Bismarck’s Missouri River and make it happen!
There are several miles of picturesque North Dakota plains everywhere, and you will see these landscapes among the many scrap metal sculptures on the 32 mile stretch through the Enchanted Highway. This will take you on a drive that is uniquely North Dakota and absolute gold for you roadside warriors.
I recommend a long road trip above anything else as a therapeutic way to treat yourself. These areas of North Dakota see thousands of people every year and they can supply many memories. I also recommend veering off the path and taking unplanned routes and discovering more than what you expected.
Scenic overlooks and powerful views are just as much a part of roadside Americana as the classic world records and public art you encounter all over the country. Medora is home to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Little Missouri National Grassland. That means amazing views that you can only see in Western North Dakota’s Badlands.
Get your smart phones, cameras, or even a large canvas with paint brushes because you are going to love what you see all over one of the Midwest’s most scenic states. A historically scenic quest through the Red River Valley in the east, the Lewis and Clark Trail along the Missouri, and the Badlands out west are ready for your travels. Load up that car and go-go-go!