North Dakota Travel Topics
Photographs courtesy of North Dakota Tourism
Photographer: Jason Lindsey
North Dakota tourism is being promoted as one of the core industry's for the future in the strategic plans of the state government.
Although the state is one of the least populous, least visited and most remote, it has some unique landscape and history to attract the visitor.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be tempted by the mountain biking and the winter sports of cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The hunting and fishing in North Dakota are also excellent.
The system of state and national parks within North Dakota offer a variety of scenery, from the Badlands in the southwest corner of the state to the expanses of water of Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake. ND-Direct has put some individual pages together on the following parks:
Image galleries of some of the state and national parks are also available:
Those more interested in looking into the past will be drawn to the locations of the former frontier forts - many of them now restored - and to the history of Lewis and Clark as they made their way across America.
And anyone just looking for a good time will not want to miss the local festivals where different heritages are celebrated in their communities. Details of the main local festivals are available on the tourism pages of the towns listed below.
North Dakota travel resources
The official site of the North Dakota Tourism Division provides extensive details about various vacation options within the state, as well as press facilities, news and reports on tourism development.
Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
The Parks and Recreation Department details the various state parks, their facilities, outdoor sports, jobs in the parks service and factsheets about the different areas.
Dakota Game and Fish Department
The Department of Game & Fish offers details about hunting, fishing and boating, as well as news, permits, regulations and maps of the areas.
City Travel Sections
ND-Direct has several specialist travel pages for larger communities in North Dakota. The following links head direct to those pages: