Welcome from Governor Burgum
Welcome to North Dakota!
Visitors come here for many reasons: our great outdoors, vibrant downtowns and charming communities, arts, sports and family fun. Whatever your reason for visiting, we are sure you will leave with fond memories of your adventures, and with a few new friends.
We invite you to take time to travel the scenic byways, stop at a local coffee shop and get out of the car to take in one of our remarkably colorful sunsets. You will marvel at the colorful flax, canola and sunflower fields along the way that reflect North Dakota’s abundance of natural resources and create a vibrant summer landscape. You also will find diverse dining options, with many places offering locally harvested ingredients from those very fields.
The rich history and culture of our tribal communities also helps make North Dakota unique. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Spirit Lake Tribe and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe all offer experiences that provide a lens to the incredible culture and history of Plains Indians, as well as offering modern gaming and entertainment.
These lands also offer striking scenery, from the rolling Missouri River Valley and Lake Sakakawea – framed by the rugged Badlands – to the forests and clear water found in the Turtle Mountains and around Devils Lake.
North Dakota is proud to be home of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Little Missouri National Grasslands (the largest in the U.S.), perennial national championship contenders NDSU Bison football and UND Fighting Hawks hockey and one of the youngest populations in the U.S.
Come, explore and enjoy all that our state has to offer. You might just want to stay.