Bismarck, ND
North Dakota
By D. Gregory Perrin

Trying to think of somewhere new to go on vacation that is different but still has lots to do?  WhatsCheaper.com recommends considering Bismarck, North Dakota as you next vacation destination. This beautiful city is North Dakota’s capitol and second largest city. There is lots of history in the city as well as options for nature activities.

The city can be frequented through the Bismarck Airport (BIS) which is located to the south or nearby Mandan Municipal Airport (WQB). WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your flight reservations to Bismarck. Just click this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to start your search for low pricing. WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with booking your hotel reservations at one of several great options in Bismarck. Vacationers can click this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to use our hotel finder during your search for high quality establishments.

WhatsCheaper.com recommends stopping by the State Capitol Building as your first sight on your tour of Bismarck. This building is more in the shape of a tall office building than the typical domed capitol building in many cities across the country. The grounds of the building have a large number of statues and monuments. A favorite at WhatsCheaper.com is the All Veterans Memorial, which is in honor of the North Dakotans who served in the military. Other statues on the Capitol Grounds include the Sakakawea, Purple Heart Memorial, French Gratitude, John Burke, Police Officers Memorial, and several others. The actual building was erected in 1935 after the original building caught fire. Tours of the State Capitol Building are available, and do not have to be scheduled in advance unless there is a large group. There are four tours offered per day Monday through Saturday and two tours offered on Sundays. WhatsCheaper.com encourages vacationers to check with the tour office for the exact times.

Next, WhatsCheaper.com recommends making a stop into the Dakota Zoo. This facility is spread over 67 acres and is the home to a large number of different animals. Tickets to the zoo can be purchased for under 10 dollars and children’s tickets are a lower rate than adults. Also, the zoo offers train rides through the different parks for a minimal fee. WhatsCheaper.com knows that vacationers with children will just love the Dakota Zoo.

The Missouri River flows through Bismarck, which makes the city for water based activities. There are great canoeing and kayaking opportunities. There are some great parks on the banks of the river like Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and General Sibley Park. Lastly, WhatsCheaper.com encourages vacationers to take a ride on the Lewis & Clark Riverboat. This old fashioned riverboat really gives patrons an amazing ride with beautiful views of the river.

Vacationers who are into waterparks will love Raging Rapids in nearby Mandan, North Dakota. This park is just across the Missouri River. Adults and children can partake in the lazy river, speed slides, various tube slides and more. Tickets are extremely affordable, as vacationers can get a day pass for fewer than 20 dollars. Season passes are also available for just over 100 dollars.

Overall, WhatsCheaper.com knows you will love Bismarck, North Dakota for your next vacation. There are some amazing festivals in Bismarck, North Dakota as well which are listed below. We can assist with booking your flights and hotels by just clicking the above links.

MUST SEE IN Bismarck, ND LIST:

  • 1. State Capitol Building
  • 2. Lewis & Clark Riverboat
  • 3. Dakota Zoo
  • 4. North Dakota Heritage Center
  • 5. Missouri River
  • 6. All Veterans Memorial
  • 7. North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • 8. Bismarck Civic Center
  • 9. Hawktree Golf Club
  • 10. Raging Rapids

Bismarck, ND EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Bismarck Earth Day Festival - April
  • 2. Rip Roarin' Ribfest - June
  • 3. Capital A'fair - August
  • 4. Wild West Grillfest - August
  • 5. Applefest - October
  • 6. Coming Home for Christmas - December

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