From the lush, green Red River Valley in the east to the rugged and beautiful Badlands in the west, North Dakota offers something for everyone. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in the North Dakota Badlands, is a sanctuary protecting the delicate ecological balance of flora and fauna, as well as the land formations, for the enjoyment of future generations. At the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the restored cowtown of Medora. Once the stomping grounds of Teddy Roosevelt and the Marquis de Mores, Medora now provides a great place for the family to visit.
The Heritage Center, on Bismarck's Capitol grounds, is another important stop on any trip to the state. North Dakota's history is preserved there for future generations. Across the Missouri, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park features the restored Custer House and a Mandan Indian Village.
A tribute to over 150 years of peace between the two neighboring countries, the International Peace Garden is located directly on the border between Canada and the United States. Land donated by both countries has been turned into a garden worthy of its purpose. Along with beautiful flowers and grounds, beautiful music is also an important part of the garden.
Each one of the state parks is a showcase for the state's varied beauty and history. It will provide an ideal opportunity to get in touch with the outdoors.
Campgrounds are available in all areas of the state--some privately owned and others managed by the state parks. Lake Sakakawea is a walleye-fishing hot spot, offering avid fishermen a real challenge. Other areas in the state offer fishing and water recreation in abundance also.