North Dakota Capitol Grounds
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Spotlight: Bismarck-Mandan

River cities off diverse experiences for guests

Bismarck is the vibrant capital city of North Dakota. Its sister city, Mandan, is just across the Missouri River, a recreation mecca that unites rather than divides the two cities. Visitors to the area are treated to an array of historical and recreational activities, embellished with a vibrant nightlife, arts scene and unique shopping opportunities.

Tours are offered at the state capitol grounds and visitors must see the new galleries at the State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center. In the summer and fall, book a dinner cruise on the Lewis and Clark Riverboat before heading downtown to mingle with friends.  

History buffs will enjoy riding the Fort Lincoln Trolley from Mandan to Fort Abraham Lincoln seven miles away. While there, tour On-A-Slant Indian Village for a glimpse of Native American life hundreds of years ago.

Golfers can spends several days enjoying the different hazards on seven golf courses, including Prairie West in Mandan and nationally recognized Hawktree in Bismarck.

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