1030 E. Interstate Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58503-0547
Phone: (701) 223-1911
Fax: (701) 223-6977
If you want to have a picnic in the park, play some basketball or tennis or just have some fun out in the open, come and visit North Central Park. The park has facilities for basketball, volleyball, tennis, horseshoes and more. It also has picnic spot with picnic tables for you to set up your lunch.
Optimist's Family Park is a major landmark in the city. It has several walking trails for joggers.
The Gateway Pond is a major location, especially attracting running enthusiasts as it has a magnificent running track.
This 19-story structure is home to the judicial and other department of the State Government. Surrounded by a lush green park, there are guides who provide information regarding the history of the building.
The current North Dakota Capitol was constructed in the 1930s after a fire destroyed the original capitol. Because of the construction taking place during the Great Depression, the main building was constructed over a period of 3 years and suffered many labor strikes by workers who felt underpaid and overworked. The 19-story tower Capitol Building contains the legislative and judicial branches of the government and is surrounded by a campus of five other buildings, all holding various government offices. The campus and trails around the capitol provide information about the history of North Dakota.
The North Dakota Heritage Center exhibits brilliant displays, dating back from pre-historic times as well as more recent years. It also features some works that enlighten the viewer of the rich cultural heritage of North Dakota.
Located near the center of the city, downtown Bismarck is an area filled with a promise of good entertainment, recreation and fun. Attractions like the Kirkwood Mall, the Bismarck Civic Center, and the historic Patterson Place are located in downtown, plus there are also several shops, stores, restaurants and bar that line the streets. Besides all these places, the area is also known for events like the Downtowner’s Street Fair, which sees more than a hundred vendors put up stalls on the streets and sell their various products. A visit to downtown Bismarck is guaranteed to be entertaining.
Since 1961, the Dakota Zoo has been serving as the community zoo and continues to do so. This zoo is home to domesticated as well as wild animals that includes goats, reindeer, wolves, bears and so forth. For more details, check website.
The Missouri River is a beautiful and historic attraction that one must visit. It is a major source of livelihood for a number of locals and is one of America's largest rivers.
Cottonwood Lake, near Cottonwood Park, is a lovely spot to enjoy nature and the great outdoors. There are several eating joints around the place.
This park features a good walking trail for those who enjoy morning walks.
Mandan is the county seat of the Morton County and an integral part of the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Statistical Area, separated from Bismarck by the Missouri River. Named after the Mandan tribe that settled here around 1100 CE, this city was first established as a cavalry fort, and finally as a railroad town. The city, today, is one of the major cities in the state, and a hub for tourism. Among the attractions are the Amazing Corn Maize, Dacotah Speedway, and the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Do see the website to know more about this ‘Gateway to the West’.