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We are a traveling family, but when I plot out our travels on a US map, it’s obvious that we’ve missed exploring a big part of the county. We’ve spent plenty of time on the East Coast, and a little time on the West Coast, but we haven’t explored the middle of the country. Since we love history and nature, one of the places on my travel bucket list is North Dakota. This beautiful state offers so many things, including gorgeous National Parks, historical attractions, and Old West experiences. Photo courtesy of North Dakota Tourism
North Dakota features a number of National Parks, including the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This National Park is open year round, and offers a 36-mile scenic loop in the South Unit and the 14-mile drive in the North Unit. It’s a great place to check out local wildlife, including buffalo, prairie dogs, wild horses, and much more. You can also explore the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, which protects and preserves the Northern Plains Indian Heritage. Photo courtesy of North Dakota Tourism
Exploring the Old West
North Dakota Tourism has a fun road trip recommendation for those looking at exploring the Old West. The road trip includes stops in Medora, Watford City, and Bismarck, and includes so many fun attractions. During the road trip, you’ll get to explore the Black Leg Ranch, a working cattle ranch where you’ll get the full cowboy experience, and the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. There are also plenty of places to horseback ride, something that my kids have always wanted to do. Medora Riding Stables and the Black Leg Ranch are just two of the many places where you can ride horses. To learn more about things to see and do in North Dakota, visit their website.