Camping in North Dakota

The options for campers in North Dakota are as diverse as your imagination. Some like to hunt - either for antiques or for big game. Some like the stories - at the dock and at the museum. Others enjoy the howling - at a comedy club or while camping. Then there are the trails - from Lewis & Clark to Maah Daah Hey. Enjoy the four seasons, marvel at the changing landscape, travel by horseback, the seat of a motorcycle, or in a quaint little trolley. Discover all the reasons North Dakota is legendary.

The Dakota Zoo
The Dakota Zoo is North Dakota's largest zoo, housing over 600 animals.  There are prairie dogs, mountain lions, bison and other animals native to the region.  The Zoo also offers a variety of other fun things to do while visiting such as the Tribune Express or the Leach Express trains, the Land O'Lakes Ice Cream Parlor, a Children's Play Area, and the Antler Trading Post.

North Dakota Museum of Art
The North Dakota Museum of Art collects contemporary, international art in all media starting with the early 1970s (the founding of the Museum) onwards. It collects the visual history of the region. It is also assembling a survey collection of contemporary Native American art, starting with the early 1970s when the movement emerged.

Roger Maris Museum
The museum traces the career of legendary Fargo athlete Roger Maris. In addition to an endless loop video monitor of Roger’s feats, including video of the famed No. 61 in 1961, the museum displays items from every year and every aspect of Roger’s athletic career, from high school to the pros.

Thunder Road
If speed is your ticket, race right over to the most dynamic go-kart tracks in the Dakotas. The tracks feature banked corners, hairpin turns, and endless racing fun for all members of your family. Adventure golf and bumper boats are also available.

Roosevelt Park Zoo
Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo features a children's zoo, discovery barn and Zoo Educational Center for everyone to enjoy. The zoo features more than 200 mammals, birds and reptiles which come from all over the world.

Wagon Train
Since 1969 Fort Seward, Inc. has held an annual family oriented (bring the kids!) covered wagon train adventure, history talks, camping, nature lore, saddle horses permitted. The wagon train is usually held during the month of June and starts at Jamestown, North Dakota USA.

Dakota Dinosaur Museum
The mission of the Dakota Dinosaur Museum is to promote tourism by providing a facility to display earth science specimens excavated from the area as a community educational and economic development project.

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
The new $1.5 million Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Washburn, North Dakota, opened in June of 1997. Among its many features are two remarkable exhibits: A cottonwood dugout canoe and a collection of watercolor prints by Karl Bodmer, the Swiss artist that visited the Knife River Indian villages with the German Prince Maximilian in 1833-34.