Getting to know North Dakota
North Dakota is now famous among outdoor adventurers for its world-class walleye and perch fishing, plus unbeatable upland game, waterfowl and big game. For a scenic drive and interesting art experience, head for the Enchanted Highway near Regent. The numerous metal sculptures along the road include The World’s Largest Tin Family, Pheasants on the Prairie and Fisherman’s Dream.
Visit the Frontier Village and Albino Buffalo in Jamestown where the lives of prairie pioneers are showcased with original prairie town buildings housing many frontier antiques and artifacts. Features of the village include the Kirkpatrick Gallery, the Louis L’Amour Writer’s Shack and outdoor amphitheater, as well as stagecoach and pony rides. The National Buffalo Museum has a buffalo herd on its property with three albino bison, traditionally held by Native Americans as sacred.
The Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora North Dakota pays tribute to Native American and cowboy cultures, including trail drives, ranching and rodeo. The Knife River area was inhabited by Native Americans for over 11,000 years and today the remains of three Hidatsa villages illustrate that legacy at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site in Stanton.