North Dakota Mini Guide
North Dakota is located next to the Canadian border and this Great Plain state is one of the last remaining homes of the bison. Those beasts, which used to provide everything for North American Indian tribes, can be found in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This 70,000 or so acre park is located in the North Dakota Badlands which is best accessed by driving to the city of Dickinson.
It is worth driving through the Badlands on interstate 85 as you will see some weird and wonderful rock formations. The Badlands is home to the Little Missouri National Grasslands as well, a rugged natural area home to a huge variety of animals such as prairie dogs and wild turkeys
, its neighbouring state to the west, North Dakota is a large state which does not have many residents proportionately to its size. This makes the vast wilderness of North Dakota a great place to do all sorts of outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, camping, boating and fishing. In North Dakota it is possible to join the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail which goes through many of America’s northern states.
The biggest city of North Dakota is Fargo
which is home to the North Dakota State University, though North Dakota’s capital is actually the town of Bismarck. Bismarck has the North Dakota state capitol park and the state historical museum. Car hire Fargo is the best way to get out of the city and into the unspoilt natural beauty of North Dakota.
If you are flying into North Dakota there are airports at both Fargo and Bismarck with United Express, Allegiant Air and Northwest Airlines being the main companies which offer routes to and from the state. By car there are many roads which go through North Dakota including the interstates 83, 85 and 94 while the interstate 29 allows you to drive to Canada via Pembina.