North Dakota Information
North Dakota, nicknamed the Peace Garden State, has wonderful B&Bs near the popular shopping, wineries, ATVing, hiking, hunting, motorcycling, horseback riding, golfing, fishing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, museums and more. North Dakota is the mother of tons of memorable cities like Bismark, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Stanton.
One museum to be sure not to miss is the Dakota Dinosaur Museum, located in Dickinson. The museum has 12 full scale dinosaurs, thousands of rock, fossil and mineral specimens and an entire real Triceratops and Edmontosaurus.
The only state in the nation to never experience an earthquake, North Dakota is home to some of the greatest national and state parks. The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt for his efforts in preserving natural wildlife -- during his administration, he founded the US Forest Service, signed the National Monuments Act and established the first federal game preserve. Through his efforts, the National Park Service was established to preserve and protect natural places of the world. The Peace Garden State also boasts 17 state parks and recreational areas like the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and the Beaver Lake State Park, to name a few.
The North Dakota State parks System also offers a huge variety of natural and historic settings - both landmarks and architectural wonders - to make North Dakota a great place for geocaching. Geocaching is high tech treasure hunting that involves a Global Positioning System (GPS). Some ND state parks where it's easiest to find geocaching are Cross Ranch State Park, Lake Metigoshe State Park, Lake Sakakawea State Park, Lewis & Clark State Park, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Fort Ransom State Park, Fort Stevenson State Park and Turtle River State Park.
And if you visit North Dakota in the wintertime, oh, how many activities there are to choose from! Cross-country skiing and showshoeing, dog sledding, downhill skiing, ice fishing, sledding, skating, snowmobiling, and more, fun is always guaranteed.