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International Peace Garden Photo

Photograph courtesy of North Dakota Tourism
Photographer: Dawn Charging

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International Peace Garden HistoryHistory

The International Peace Garden is located north of the settlement of Dunseith on the border between the USA and Canada. It was opened in 1932 in front of more than 50,000 spectators and claims to be the longest unguarded border in the world.

The idea for the garden came from a Canadian member of the National Association of Gardeners, Dr Henry Moore, who wished to commemorate the lengthy period of peace between the two nations.

The most visible monument is the Peace Tower, which was built in the 1980s as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations. The four pillars are meant to signify the coming together of people from the four corners of the world.

More than 150,000 visitors arrive to view the floral displays each year. Most are changed each year - only the Canadian and American flag displays remain the same.

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International Peace Garden LocationThe closest town in North Dakota to the International Peace Garden is Dunseith. The name is thought to come from the Scottish settlement of the same name and, appropriately, the name means "City of Peace" in Gaelic.

Dunseith is located on the junction of Highway 3 to the north and south and Highway 5 to the east and west. The nearest major city to Dunseith is Minot, which is around 100 miles away to the south-west and reached via the town of Rugby. Grand Forks can also be reached via Rugby but is substantially further away at around 250 miles.

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The International Peace Garden is open 24 hours a day, although the entrance offices are only manned during the daytime. The ground of the garden crosses the border and includes both Canadian and US territory. There is no requirement to pass customs when entering the park, but visitors must check in with the relevant customs post when they leave.

International Peace Garden WebsiteInternational Peace Garden
RR 1, Box 116
Dunseith, ND 58329
Tel: 1-888-432-6733
Website: www.peacegarden.com