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The area offers so much more! No matter what your interests are, recreation, historical, arts, or other attractions, you will find that Southwest North Dakota will fill your vacation with memories.

 
Visit our local attractions in Dickinson. Local heritage, arts, and recreation are available while your are here. From the land of prehistoric dinosaurs to the early settlers, our history of settlement is on display and waiting to be explored. 

Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th President, ranched in the ND Badlands, his life is chronicled at the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.

Learn about the fine art of the "Psyanky" Easter Eggs and how the long traditions are being still being taught today at the Ukrainian Cultural Institute.

Travel throughout Southwest North Dakota to discover many unique attractions. Area towns, historical sites, and museums are all day trips that invite you back to see and do more.

Native American history, in addition to ranching, military, and early settler's lives are all recorded and on display in regional museums. Theodore Roosevelt ranched in the Badlands and set up two ranches while there.

The Enchanted Highway, with seven larger-than-life metal sculptures, will truly amaze you. Their sizes and designs were all created by one man's dream.

Assumption Abbey and St. Mary's Church in Richardton offer a view of early 1900 Barvarian Romanessque style. The towers soar about 125 feet to the top of the 8-foot iron crosses.
 

Dickinson Museum Center
Ethnic origins are preserved at the Dickinson Museum Center. The Dickinson Museum Center features art, history exhibits, and events. Research is also available. Summer tours of eleven historical buildings are available at the Prairie Outpost Park. Housed inside the Prairie Machinery Building, the implements of farming are on display along with the stories of their contribution to the area. The dinosaur area of the Dickinson Museum Center houses thousands of rock, mineral and fossil specimens including a complete real Triceratops skeleton. The museum features an outstanding collection of mineral from around the world. In the museum model laboratory, visitors can view a complete Triceratops skull discovered just west of Dickinson. Fourteen full-scale dinosaurs along with a florescent display of unique minerals will be the highlight of any child's vacation. The gift shop offers lots of variety of items, including minerals, fossils specimens, toy dinosaurs, educational books, jewelry and t-shirts. Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, year-round. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children $4.
701-456-6225
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188 E. Museum Dr.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Dickinson Research Extension Center
Enjoy the walking paths, while admiring the beautiful flowers and trees.
701-456-1100
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1041 State Avenue
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Dickinson State University Art Gallery
Located in Klinefelter Hall, the gallery provides an annual exhibition schedule featuring a variety of art mediums created by visiting artists, local artists, and the university's faculty and students. The gallery also provides educational workshops for children.
701-483-2154
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291 Campus Dr.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Dickinson Walking Tour
Experience the unique history and architecture of downtown Dickinson. The town, built on railroad wishes and ranching dreams, features a number of buildings more than a century old. Brochures and maps are available for self-guided tours at the Dickinson Museum Center.
701-456-6225
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188 Museum Dr.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Enchanted Highway
Travel down the Enchanted Highway and discover the huge metal sculptures that draw visitors from all across the United States. Seven different sculptures line the county highway, each one unique. Local artist, Gary Greff, has welded, sandblasted, and painted the enormous figures. Relax in the Enchanted Highway gift shop and enjoy the sixteen flavored ice cream flavors, while shopping for that perfect, metal, magical gift.
701-563-6400
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I-94, Exit 72
Regent, ND 58650
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Fluffy Fields Vineyard & Winery
Fluffy Fields Vineyard and Winery is a family owned and operated farm winery featuring grapes and fruit grown in their own vineyards, orchards, and gardens, along with locally grown produce. Fluffy Fields offers a down to earth relaxing experience. The tasting room features daily wine tastings, wine by the glass or bottle, and locally brewed beer by the glass, along with a small tasting room menu. Enjoy a glass of wine with friends on the outdoor patio or a beautiful ND sunset by a nice fire. Weather permitting, take a guided tour of their vineyard and garden areas or just wander around and enjoy a variety of seating areas throughout the property. They offer an event room that can seat up to 75 people. A nice place to hold meetings, reunions, grooms dinners, showers, and many other events. Catering available. Contact winery for more information and reservations. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1pm-8pm.
701-483-2242
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2708 21st St E
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Heart River Golf Course
The Heart River Golf Course in Dickinson is a challenging 18-hole, par 72 layout that is nestled along the scenic Heart River with numerous panoramic views of Patterson Lake. The highly regarded course combines a rolling top nine with a wooded bottom nine that brings plenty of trees and water into play. Multiple tee boxes on every hole offer a unique, yet enjoyable, challenge to each and every golfer. Play the course with a variety of views, grass greens and topography. Enjoy the day with friends and family. Relax at the The Links Grille & Bar.
701-456-2050
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2510 8th St. SW
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway
This beautiful byway runs from north of Manning, ND, to Highway 22 through Killdeer to Highway 23, then east of New Town, ND. From the Killdeer Mountains to the deeply entrenched Little Missouri River Breaks and Badlands, this byway provides a unique and enchanting landscape in one of the most scenic areas of western North Dakota. The rich culture and history of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes, paired with the recreation opportunities of the Little Missouri State Park, provides visitors an enthralling adventure in western North Dakota.
701-764-5805 or 701-328-5357
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Manning
Manning, ND 58642
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Odyssey Cine 3 Theatres
This movie theatre runs 3 shows nightly and during holidays along with weekend matinees. Located in the Prairie Hills Mall. Office: 701-225-2246.
701-225-3551
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1681 3rd Ave. W.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway
From Mandan to Dickinson, beyond the rolling hills, the buttes, the scoria bluffs and beautiful towns, history is what makes the Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway come alive. The Fort Keogh Trail, the Custer Trail, the Old Red Trail, Highway 23 and finally Highway 10 are all part of this 100 mile stretch of road. All of this takes place within just a few miles of Interstate 94. Take in the breathtaking vistas, enjoy the variety of wildlife and participate in a wide variety of events and activities that make up the Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway.
701-483-4988
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Highway 10
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Paragon Bowl
A bowling alley that features 12 lanes with a 24 hr. restaurant and a lounge.
701-225-2345
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1125 W. Villard St.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Patterson Lake Recreational Area
Enjoy many recreational activities, such as boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, camping, picnic areas, playgrounds, disc golf, horseshoe pits, mountain biking, nature areas, and a sand volleyball course.
701-456-2056
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3753 114th Ave SW
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Stark County Veterans Memorial
The Stark County Vetarans Memorial is dedicated to all the men and women of Stark County who have honorably served in the Nation’s military.
701-225-9461
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801 5th Ave. W.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Theodore Roosevelt Center
Located in Dickinson State University's Stoxen Library, the center houses a comprehensive digital presidential library of personal letters, diary entries, notes, cartoons, scrapbooks, newspaper columns, photographs, and magazine articles by and about Theodore Roosevelt. Visitors will be able to view films in which Theodore Roosevelt makes an appearance and also be able to listen to audio recordings that feature his famous falsetto voice. In 1883, Theodore Roosevelt invested in the Maltese Cross Ranch, south of the village of Medora, ND. The following year, he returned to the Badlands and established a second ranch, the Elkhorn, located 35 miles north of Medora.
701-483-2814
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291 Campus Dr.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Located in the colorful North Dakota badlands the Theodore Roosevelt National Park is home to a variety of plants and animals, including bison, wild horses, prairie dogs, and elk. The south unit of the park features more than 80 miles of marked trails, plus countless unmarked trails. Riders are permitted in all areas of the park, except camping and picnicing areas and nature trails. A horse campground is available in the south unit by reservation; back country horse camping is allowed. Horse rentals and guided trail rides are available.
701-623-4466
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315 2 Ave.
Medora, ND 58645
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Ukrainian Cultural Institute
The Ukrainian Cultural Institute features folk art cultural exhibits, religious displays, and houses a research library. The beautiful hand crafted "Psyanky" Easter Eggs are showcased, each one individually created with themes and stories. Embroidered cloths adorn the walls next to the heritage paintings of the early settlers. Varenyky or pyrohy, better known as "Cheese Buttons", are distributed in stores across the upper Midwest and can also be purchased in house. Each July, the Ukrainian Festival is held, showcasing the history and the "Stepovi Dity" Ukrainian dancers in their colorful costumes. Hours: open Mon-Wed, Fri from 9am-3pm and Thursdays from 9am-8pm.
701-483-1486
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1221 W. Villard St.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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West River Community Center
Enjoy the full-service recreation center with water recreation, gymnasiums, racquetball, fitness center, climbing wall, locker rooms, lounge area and a community room. The indoor facility also includes tennis courts, golf, a playground, and track.
701-456-2070
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2004 Fairway St.
Dickinson, ND 58601
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