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Assumption Abbey
Assumption Abbey is home to 60 Benedictine monks, with 30 residing at the Abbey. The Abbey Church, a Bavarian Romanesque structure, was completed in 1909 and recently renewed. The impressive interior is delineated by lofty arches. Noteworthy also are 52 stained glass windows, 24 paintings of saints on canvas above the arches, and a huge carved crucifix. The outside steeple design, comprised of four diamond shapes, is very rare in the United States. Visit the gift shop for unique gift ideas and the Abbey Wine Cellar for Assumption Abbey wines.
701-974-3315
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418 3 Ave. W.
Richardton, ND 58652
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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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Fort Dilts State Historic Site
Located about three miles northeast of Rhame, this site marks the location of a sod-wall protective enclosure, hastily constructed by an 80-wagon party and their cavalry escort. They were attacked by Sioux Indians while en route to Montana gold fields in September 1864 and stayed corralled within the six-feet high and two-feet thick walls for fourteen days until rescued by a column of troops from Fort Rice. There is a marker on the site. North of Rhame 2.5 miles, West 1.5 miles
701-328-2666 or 701-523-3600
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Rhame
Rhame, ND 58651
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Hutmacher Farm
The Hutmacher Farm located northwest of Manning, ND, is comprised of a group of buildings contructed in the traditional ethnic architectural form that orginated in the Black Sea region of Russia and Ukraine. Stone slab structures at the Hutmacher Farm include a house, below-grade cellar, the ruins of a barn and granary, a summer kitchen, butchering shed, poultry barn and a garage (which may have stabled livestock at one time). Exterior surfaces of the sandstone walls were originally covered with a mixture of clay and chapped straw, which remains visable in several locations. The National Register of Historic Place has recognized the significance of the Hutmacher Farm.
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Manning
Manning, ND 58642
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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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Killdeer Mountains
Called TAH-KAH-O-KUTY, "the place where we kill deer", by Native Americans, rise above the plains north of Killdeer. See majestic oak and birch trees and abundant wildlife.
701-764-6092
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Killdeer
Killdeer, ND 58640
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Lynch Knife River Flint Quarries
Located east of Dunn Center, on 95th Ave., Lynch's Knife River Flint Quarries have historical value as it is where the Native Americans camped and harvested flint for their tools and weapons. This type of flint has been traded througout the continent for centuries. Privately owned, please call ahead.
701-548-8111
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Dunn Center
Dunn Center, ND 58626
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Medora Musical
The Medora Musical is a high-energy western musical extravaganza that offers clean, family entertainment. Each night beginning in June through Labor Day in September at 7:30 pm, MDT, the musical is performed in the 2,900 seat Burning Hills Amphitheater overlooking the scenic Badlands.
800-MEDORA1
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195 3 Ave.
Medora, ND 58645
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Mystic Theatre
The Mystic Theatre was built in 1914, and is now owned by the Marmarth Historical Society. In 1999, the Society obtained a grant to restore the building; the theatre is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
701-279-6996
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51 Main St.
Marmarth, ND 58643
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North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame preserves the history and promote the culture of North Dakota’s Native American, ranching and rodeo communities by informing and educating people of all nations and cultures about the state’s rich and colorful western heritage.
701-623-2000
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250 Main St.
Medora, ND 58645
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Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway
From Mandan to Richardton, 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.
701-400-2867
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Highway 10
Mandan to Richardton, ND 58601
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Sacred Heart Monastery
The Sacred Heart Monastery is a rural Midwest community of 31 Benedictine women. Dedicated to the Church, these women provide spiriuality seminars and are owners of a llama ranch. They invite to visit them and discover their world of peace and their unique animals.
701-974-2121
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8969 Highway 10
Richardton, ND 58652
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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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Taylor Horsefest & Musical
Founded to honor the animal that played such a major part in Taylor, North Dakota's heritage, this event takes a step back in time with a non-motorized parade, horse and pony pull competitions, crafts and food vendors, exhibitors, pony rides, other children's activities, and music. It is held in July and draws people from across the United States.
701-974-2171
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Main St.
Taylor, ND 58656
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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 picnicking 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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White Butte - Highest Point in ND
At 3,506 feet above sea level, White Butte is the highest point in North Dakota. The name is descriptive of the white rock and soil containing bentonite which constitute strata of the buttes in the region. Private land, call ahead.
701-879-6310
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Amidon
Amidon, ND 58629
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