North Dakota Tourism & Visitor Guide
Welcome to North Dakota!
North Dakota, with a total land area of nearly 71,000 square miles is the 17th largest state yet less than 700,000 people live there. Often called the Peace Garden State, after the International Peace Gardens that straddle the border with Canada, manufacturing and agriculture are primary industries in North Dakota. In Central North Dakota, be sure to stop in Bismarck, the state capital, and visit the North Dakota Heritage Center. Take a trip to Devils Lake—the largest natural lake in North Dakota, encompassing over 122,000 acres and with more than 375 miles of shoreline. Fargo and Grand Forks in the Red River Valley also have interesting things to see and do. In West North Dakota, stop and see Lewis and Clark State Park outside of Williston or drive down to the historic frontier town of Medora and visit the Mansion of the Marquis de Mores. Be sure to see the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site just outside of Stanton.