15 Places to Visit With Kids in North Dakota
Enhance your child's education and have fun doing it at these unique North Dakota destinations. Experience North Dakota’s rich heritage and culture at these fun, kid-approved sites.
Frontier Village and the World’s Largest Buffalo
Visit an authentic pioneer town at the end of Louis L’Amour Lane next to the National Buffalo Museum and live buffalo herd. Snap a family photo next to the World’s Largest Buffalo, a 60-ton concrete buffalo statue.
Louis L'Amour Lane Jamestown, ND 58401
North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum
The State Museum offers a spectacular collection of Plains Indian artifacts. You also can see displays on the state's rich military and agricultural history, and shop for local arts and crafts in the museum gift shop.
612 E. Boulevard Ave. Bismarck, ND 58505
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
The Fort Lincoln Trolley offers a round-trip ride to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, where history goes back 300-plus years to when it was home to the Mandan Indians. Today it's a 977-acre park on the banks of the Missouri River. Visit the park’s On-A-Slant Indian Village, where you can see reconstructed earthlodges, and Custer House.
4480 Fort Lincoln Road Mandan, ND 58554
Theodore Roosevelt National Park – South Unit
Admire the 26th president's contribution to conservation at this national park. The North Dakota Badlands provide a scenic backdrop, and you may spot buffalo, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, wild horses, mule deer and prairie dogs on the loop drive. Want more action? Options include hiking trails through the Badlands, trail rides on horseback and canoeing the Little Missouri River.
Medora, ND 58645