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Legendary North Dakota-
The footsteps of many legends crossed North Dakota. On this land, Lewis and Clark, Sakakawea, George Custer and Sitting Bull lived out larger-than-life adventures. Trek the same path they traversed years ago: retrace the Corps of Discovery’s expedition as you follow the Lewis & Clark Trail or let your imagination wonder through Theodore Roosevelt National Park and look upon the same rugged landscape that inspired the 26th President of the United States. Today, born explorers and fun seekers alike can discover what makes North Dakota legendary. Hike, bike, ride, shop, dance, dine and sight-see across the state, and make your own mark on history.
There’s a common thread running through each of the many cultures in North Dakota – friendliness. In fact, “Dakota” is a Sioux word meaning “friend.” The state is known for its hospitality and cultural variety. Two of the state’s largest events are the United Tribes International Powwow, one of the nation’s largest powwows drawing 1,500 American Indians dancers and drummers from 70 tribes across the U.S. and Canada, and Norsk Hostfest, the continent’s largest Scandinavian festival.
From legendary culture to legendary adventure; experience it all. Take a leisurely stroll along the pristine Red River in the east or stretch it to the extreme out west and hike the Badlands in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Mountain bike the 96-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail, dig for real dinosaur bones in the Pembina Gorge or sail the 180-mile-long Lake Sakakawea. If you are seeking nationally acclaimed hunting, fishing, birding or golfing, you’ll find it in virtually every corner of the state.
Live a legendary adventure, and paint the landscape any color you like. Put yourself in the picture and travel anywhere in North Dakota to experience fun things to see and do. There’s the unique Medora Musical, or exercise creative muscles at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. Check out a rodeo, attend Fargo’s original Rib Fest or get to one of North Dakota’s many historic sites like Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, On-A-Slant Indian Village or Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. Wherever you go, you’re sure to find satisfying dining, inspiring local and regional arts, exciting casinos and more.