North Dakota Has 3 Top Scenic Road Trips
Travel the state known for only one zip code, has International Peace Gardens and was beloved by our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt; offers some of the best horizon to horizon views waiting to be seen once off the interstate.
Whether you enjoy your windshield time for a day only or a few, these locations are sure to have you seeing the great state of North Dakota thru new eyes. A state that changes from landscapes of waving wheat to the ruggedness of the badlands is one that needs to be enjoyed best in a couple of shorter road trips.
1. Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway
Start your trip at Four Bears Casino in New Town, traveling south through the Badlands. See the peaceful Little Missouri River breaks up to the Killdeer Mountains. If you enjoy camping, plan your trip to stay at the Little Missouri State Park and enjoy the Badland's hikes that few have!
2. Sakakawea Scenic Byway
Lewis and Clark mapped our territory, and follow along on their adventure. The journey takes you along the winding Missouri River where you will discover the history and culture of the people that made their homes along the Knife and Missouri Rivers. Take your time to enjoy legendary walleye fishing, tour the Knife River Indian Villages National Historical Site near Stanton, North Dakota, and then gain an insight into being an explorer at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center overlooking the Missouri River outside of Washburn, North Dakota.
3. Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway
Journey south of Mandan, along the Missouri River to an area where history comes alive. The area is known for the great Lakota chief Sitting Bull to have lived and where the explorers Lewis and Clark stopped 14 times along the route. The trip will take you to Fort Yates, North Dakota, and give yourself extra time in case you're feeling lucky and want to try your luck at Prairie Knights Casino and Lodge.