Fresh Air and Wide Open Spaces - A North Dakota Family Vacation #NDLegendary3:46 PM
Fresh Air and Wide Open Spaces - A North Dakota Family Vacation #NDLegendary
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
This sprawling park named after the former U.S. president has both a North and South unit. The boys and I camped here during our visit last year, and had an incredible time driving through the Badlands. You can explore the park's vast lands by canoe, horseback, by foot with one of the many hiking trails, or in the comfort of your car as you drive the loop to view bison, prarie dogs and other wildlife.
The shoreline of this expansive lake is in stark contrast to the Badlands, but is a welcome refuge for those looking for some water-based fun. Boating, sailing and fishing are popular activities here. Prefer to stay out of the water? The area is very popular for bird watching as well.
If you want to see a wide range of local wildlife, then the Maah Daah Hey Trail is your best bet. This 98-mile bike trail connects the North and South units of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park that I mentioned earlier. This trail is full of bison, golden eagles, coyote, bighorn sheep and more.
Step Back in Time at Bonanzaville USA
Step back in time and learn about the lives of some of the best cowboys to walk the West at the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. Here you will hear the stories of legendary Native Americans, ranchers, rodeo riders and other pioneers of the North Dakota plains.
The Knife River Indian Villages are the perfect way to learn about Native American culture in North Dakota. Here, visiting families can explore a reconstructed Hidatsa earth lodge, traverse 15 miles of trails and walk through the exhibits at the on-site museum.
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