North Dakota Travel Plans
Fort Snelling State Park Camera Club - 2019 Trip
American Inn By Wyndham Medora
75 East River Road South, Medora, ND, 58645
Leon has provided a list of things to see on the way out to TRNP. If you take 2 days to get there, you would have time for a little sight seeing.
St Cloud MN
The Mexican Village Restaurant Ph# 320-252-7134
Cold Spring MN
Grasshopper Chapel Built to commemorate the end of a Grasshopper plague "due to a day of prayer".
Fargo Visitor center
Stop by the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center and take a shot next to "The Wood chipper" in Fargo! Yeah ... THAT wood chipper! We have both the REAL movie prop and a fun replica paying homage to that famous scene from the movie "Fargo." It is a great photo op for visitors to FARGO! It just wouldn't be right to not stop by! Be sure to grab a fake leg and a "Fargo" style hat to complete your memory! It's quickly becoming the F-M area's newest celebrity! Make plans now to see it next time you visit Fargo-Moorhead! Share your experience on Face book and "Like" it today! It's worth a stop and sure to make you chuckle. Be sure to stop back and share your photos with us Face book and help spread the word about the "The Wood chipper" in Fargo.
Valley City ND
Historic Bridges, Interesting residential Architecture (and an Americinn if you want to take 2 days to get to TRNP.)
Cheyenne River National Scenic Byway 63 mile drive, Valley City to Lisbon
Louis and Clark River Boat tours on the Missouri River (closed till Memorial Day)
North Dakota Enchanted Highway
The Enchanted Highway begins at Exit 72 on I-94 near Gladstone and terminates 32 miles down the road in the small town of Regent. Beginning with "Geese in Flight" at Exit 72, large metal sculptures are placed along the county highway, each with a parking area and kiosk except "Geese in Flight," which is viewable from adjacent interstate.
Sculpture “Geese in Flight” near Gladstone
Sculpture “Deer Crossing”
Lefor State Bank ruins small cement building
Sculpture “Grasshoppers in the Field”
Sculpture “Fisherman’s Dream”
Sculpture “Pheasants on the Prairie”
Sculpture “Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again”
Sculpture “The Tin Family”
Sculpture Spiders Web”
YouTube video of Enchanted Highway with sculptures along the way
A few other spots that may be worth a photo or two
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park - Mandan ND
Fort Buford 64 miles N.W. of TRNP North Unit
Scandinavian Heritage Park, Norwegian Stave Church Minot ND (Opens Friday, May 17, 2019)
Geographical Center Prairie Village and Museum 102 Highway 2 S.E. Rugby ND
Knife River Indian Historic Villages Nature Site Stanton, ND
Medora sits at the entrance to the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The town was founded in 1883 by a French nobleman, the Marquis de Mores. His residence, the Chateau de Mores, is one of many historic sites that you can tour while in town.
A young Theodore Roosevelt also arrived in 1883. Teddy Roosevelt came to North Dakota to hunt buffalo, and he fell in love with the area. A few short years later, he owned two ranches close to Medora: the Maltese Cross, and the Elkhorn.
The National Park Service has preserved the Elkhorn Ranch and the cabin from Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross ranch. Visitors to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park are welcome to visit the Ranch.
The National Park Service moved the Maltese Cross Cabin to the entrance to the South Unit (Medora Entrance) of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and it is open for free tours daily.
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a fabulous place to go hiking, biking, horseback riding, or driving. Prairie dogs will chirrup at you as you pass by their towns. Bison lumber through the valleys or roll in the dust to stay cool. If you look carefully, you may see one of the herds of wild horses that wander the park.
Many are drawn to Medora by the Medora Musical. Billed as “The Greatest Show in the West,” it is a musical variety show performed nightly from June until September in an outdoor amphitheater. The Medora Musical features twelve singers and dancers, a comedic host and sidekick, a live six-piece band, horses, guns, and fireworks.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit
Scenic splendor in beautiful ND Badlands. Scenic drive, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping and ranger activities. Click here for a map of the byway and trails within the North Unit.
Pembina ND Area
For anyone who wants to take the long way home, Pembina is up in the NE corner of NoDak.
Pembina State Museum
Free admission to exhibits and Museum Observation Tower 2.00 dollars for adults
Situated at the northeastern corner of what is now North Dakota, the region around Pembina has been a center of activity for centuries. The area was home to several groups of native peoples, including the Ojibwa, Dakota, Assiniboine, and Cree. With their families, they hunted buffalo and gathered wild berries here.
The region also played an important role in the fur trade business. From this, a new nation of people was born – the Métis – who were descendants of European traders and Indian women. Early fur trade posts and colonies led to the establishment of a river town named Pembina. The scene of international politics and major transportation routes, the region has served as a gateway of commerce between Canada and the United States since the early 1800s.
Get a stunning view of the Red River Valley from seven stories above the ground. On a clear day visitors have a 360-degree view for ten miles: a neatly organized patchwork of modern farmlands and evidence of the region’s historic sites, industry, transportation, and communications.
The museum store offers a unique selection of books and items that reflect and enhance museum exhibit themes. Books relate to the history of North Dakota and the northern plains. Gift products include many handcrafted items by North Dakotans, ranging from note cards to fur trade items to wheat weaving and Native American crafts.
Icelandic State Park is home to the Pioneer Heritage Center, Gunlogson Homestead and Historic Buildings. Hiking Trails and a Self-guided Nature Trail can be accessed near the Pioneer Heritage Center or from the campground. There are 3 modern camping loops with 150 modern campsites plus 13 primitive campsites and 3 camping cabins. Other features of the park include a sand swimming beach, picnic areas and covered picnic shelter, boat ramp and a fishing dock.