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Wondering about flooding in North Dakota? We’ve got the answers

The Medora Musical opens its season June 10 and will be performed nightly through September 10.

Accessible, affordable golf. Great fishing. First-class historical forts and attractions. Awesome Badlands and wildlife. Fun cities. Wild rodeos and events.  North Dakota has it and rest assured – it’s open for the summer!

As seen in the U.S. and around the world this year, Mother Nature has been unleashing some wacky weather.  Some of that has affected North Dakota due to heavy rains and mountain snowpack melt-off.  The state has been experiencing flooding in a few areas of the state and the North Dakota Tourism Division wants to make sure you have the most current information available when planning your trip or traveling our great state.

First of all – here are some go-to resources to help with your planning and navigation:

  1. The North Dakota Tourism Division website – where you can check out press releases with travel updates.
  2. The ND Dept. of Transportation – which has highway maps showing any affected travel routes.
  3. The ND Parks and Recreation Dept. – which monitors camp sites, trails and more.
  4. Our mobile site – which can help with some on-the-go contact information.

Here’s a quick update on some of the places we’re being most frequently asked about:

  • Bismarck – most attractions and golf courses are open. Raging Rivers Waterpark opens June 18 and the Super Slide Amusement Park has reopened. 
  • Devils Lake – the fishing is awesome. Road construction is taking place so just be prepared for delays.  Sullys Hill is open by appointment.  Fort Totten State Historical site is open and has new displays in the visitor center.
  • Lake Sakakawea – all resorts are open along with the state parks. Boat ramps are available.
  • Minot – the zoo is temporarily closed but most visitor services are open.
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora – all visitor centers are open, scenic drives are open, the Chateau de Mores is open, Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Cabin is open with daily tours, and Bully Pulpit Golf Course has opened nine holes.  The Medora Musical is running nightly through September 10. The Juniper Campground in Theodore Roosevelt NP has reopened, trail rides are being provided and ranger programs are offered daily.  There are still some campgrounds were clean-up efforts are going on and a portion of the Maah Daah Hey trail is closed.
  • Washburn – Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center are open. Fort Mandan is inaccessible at the moment.

For a full listing, please see our latest press release.

It’s also been reported that Amtrak has restored service in North Dakota.

We want you to fully enjoy your North Dakota vacation.  So please just plan ahead, be prepared and have a great time! Then be sure to tell us about it at www.RULegendary.com – we’re giving away weekly prizes to hear your vacation stories (and see the pictures and videos too).

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Honoring Veterans and Veteran’s Day in North Dakota

North Dakota Tourism is applauding our homegrown heroes this month and the military attractions unique to North Dakota.  In honor of Veteran’s Day (November 11) and the brave men and women who have served there will be free admission at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, two World War II exhibits will be opening at the Chateau de Mores in Medora, and a special ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on November 11 at the Heritage Center in Bismarck.

Numerous communities will pay tribute with additional Veteran’s Day events.  See the November press release for great ideas to enjoy November in North Dakota.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2010 in Events, Family Fun, History

 

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Last Minute Labor Day

Are you geared up and ready to go this weekend? With plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy in North Dakota, I thought I would key you in on some tidbits about this festive weekend.

Medora?

If you have not been out to Medora this summer yet, now is the absolute time! The ‘Best Show In The West,’ the Medora Musical puts on their final performance of the summer on Sept. 5. A musical tribute to the late Wade Westin will  also be held September 5 at 2 p.m., MDT at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre . The event features various artists, including Clyde Bauman, Jessie Veeder and cast members of the Medora Musical. Greg Hager will perform on the Chateau de Mores Interpretive Center patio during the afternoon on September 4.

Recreation?

Getting out to Medora also means a great weekend of scenery and recreation at the beautiful Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Since it sounds like it will be a weekend full of wonderful weather, hiking, biking, canoeing, or whatever your favorite recreational activity might be, North Dakota has you covered! Whether you want to stay close to home or take a great road trip North Dakota has many great state and national parks located across the state with fantastic trails and rivers.

Great Entertainment?

Friday Night Races is happening tonight in Grand Forks, if you haven’t gone yet, you dont’ want to miss out on this excitement!

Motor Magic is out at the North Dakota State Fair Grounds through the whole weekend, and one weekend only! They will kick off the motor mayhem along with enduro race, demolition derby, motorcycle poker run, auto cross and an auto classic car display.

-These are just a few events that are happening in North Dakota this Labor Day weekend, so if you are in need of some last minute planning  our website is your key for activities, attractions, accommodations and events! www.Ndtourism.com

 

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It’s National Parks Week!!!!!

It’s National Parks Week and a great time to see spring blooming in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  All week long, entrance fees to the park will be waived.  Enjoy the history, beauty and adventure without giving cost another thought.

North Dakota has two additional national park sites: Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site – once home to a Hidatsa Indian village and Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site – the most important fur trading post on the upper Missouri from 1828 to 1867.  These national historic sites are free to visit all-year long.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2010 in Events, Family Fun, History, Just for Fun

 

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No foolin’ – lots of cool news

Painted Canyon Visitors Center Opens

Painted Canyon overlook

April 1 marks the opening of the Painted Canyon Visitors Center at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  The stunning views make this stop a must-see for shutterbugs.  There are also hiking trails and cool interpretation.

The scenic drives have officially opened in both the North Unit and South Unit of TR National Park.  Spring is a great time to catch wildlife roaming the Park.

Golf Courses Opening

Prairiewood, Rose Creek and Osgood Golf Courses in Fargo have opening.  Bully Pulpit Golf Course in Medora is expected to open April 9.  Hawktree Golf Club in Bismarck is looking to open between April 10-14 and the Links of North Dakota near Williston is planning an April 17 opener.  Dust off those clubs and start swinging!

Hot Diggity Dog

If springtime is making you hungry for hot dogs and baseball games – tune in tonight (April 1) to the new episode of “Food Tech” (airing at 8 p.m. CST) on the History Channel.  “Food Tech” takes a look at the making of Cloverdale hot dogs – the official hot dog of the Seattle Mariners.  Catch a clip here.

 

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Free ski events in TR National Park

Snowshoeing in TRNP, photo by Mason Owen

Explore Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the snow-covered beauty of winter. Every Saturday in February, rangers in the North Unit of the Park will host cross-country skiing and snowshoeing treks. Meet at 1 p.m. at the North Unit Visitor Center. Participants should bring their own equipment and dress warmly. These events are free.  Details are online.

 

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Happy birthday North Dakota!

bison at TRNPThe Peace Garden State, and her sister-state to the south, are celebrating their 120th birthdays today!  President Benjamin Harrison signed the statehood proclamations of North Dakota and South Dakota on November 2, 1889.  Here are some fun facts about this fabulous state:  The state beverage is milk.  Enough wheat is annually produced here to make 15.5 billion loaves of bread; soybeans to make 212 billion crayons; and potatoes for 171 million servings of french fries.  Italy continues to be the largest importer of North Dakota durum wheat.  The largest museum in the state – the Heritage Center – has free admission.  And the top attraction in North Dakota is Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  Happy birthday North Dakota!  For more fun facts, visit ND Tourism.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2009 in Attractions, Events

 

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