Readers Digest, you know the little magazine that used to be found in nearly every Dentist or Doctors waiting rooms, just came out with "The Coolest Secret Location Spot" in each state.

Hmmm, what could it be.  If it's secret, it's got to be something that very few people know about right?  The scenic brides around Valley City, the Pembina Gorge, the Turtle Mountains, the James River Valley, the Turtle River State Park, Huff Hills, Lake Audubon and all of it's islands?

Let's just say their secret spot for North Dakota is NOT so secret to us North Dakotans.  In fact, it's kind of ridiculous.  If somebody I knew came from out of town, this would be one of the first places I would bring them.

According to Readers Digest, "The Coolest Secret Location Spot in North Dakota" is "Theodore Roosevelt National Park."  You know, where the deer and the antelope play.  I totally agree this is a "must see" location, it's just not so secret if you know what I mean.

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So, how about our neighboring states around North Dakota?  What is their coolest secret location spot?

Minnesota:  Jeffers Petroglyphs-If you've never heard of this before, don't feel bad.  Neither have I, and I've spent a lot of time in Minnesota in my lifetime.  Now, this is a "secret spot".  It's located an hour west of Mankato, Minnesota.  This place contains more than 5,000 images of people, animals and tools carved into rock by Native Americans.  Now, that's what I'm talking about.  A real secret spot.

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South Dakota:  Deadwood-Again, not so secret, but at least not as bad as Theodore Roosevelt National Park."

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Montana:  Makoshika State Park-Here's another good one like Minnesota.  Makoshika State Park is located near Glendive, Montana.  The park has breathtaking views and you might even find some dinosaur remains.

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