Rounding out the state of North Dakota with a slightly shorter bucket list today. Tomorrow we head into the Minnesota Bucket List series!
- Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site: Known as the “Gateway to the Dakotas”, this was the first fort in what was to become the state of North Dakota.
- Turtle River State Park: Small park along the river that is great for camping and hiking.
- Icelandic State Park: Explore the homesteading spirit of North Dakota at this park with it’s old buildings found on grounds.
- RSL3 Missile Site: Take a tour of this site built during the Cold War.
- Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site: Two sites that tell of the Cold War history in North Dakota.
- “Fargo” Woodchipper: See the woodchipper made famous in the movie at the visitors center.
- Red River Zoo: Small zoo that is home to many unique “cold weather” species.
- World’s Largest Wood Baseball Bat: Check out this huge baseball bat when in the area.
- Fort Ransom State Park: This park preserves to homestead farms.
- Flood Memorial Marker: Marks the devastating flood of 1997.
- Japanese Garden: Take a stroll through this beautiful garden.
- Pembina State Museum: Learn the history of the area along the border and check out the views from the observation tower.
- High Line Bridge: Historic Railroad bridge over the Sheyenne River.
- Medicine Wheel Park: Unique landmark on the VCSU campus.
- Ringling Brothers Circus Memorial: Marker dedicated to circus workers who lost their live when a tent pole was struck by lightning.
- World’s Largest Catfish: Fun roadside oddity photo op.
- Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site: Explore the trading post and home of Antoine Gingras.
- Masonic Scenic Overlook: Overlooks the Pembina River and Gorge.
- Pembina Gorge: Extends from the Canadian border and offers great hiking.
- Walhalla State Historic Site: Preserves another fur trading site.
All attractions found in the 2020 North Dakota Travel Guide.