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Drive along Enchanted Highway to see captivating sculptures

Drive along North Dakota’s famous Enchanted Highway to see one of the world’s largest collection of scrap metal sculptures. There are various sculptures including geese, deer, pheasants, grasshoppers, Theodore Roosevelt, and a Tin Family. This fascinating roadside display begins at Exit 72 on I-94 near Gladstone and finishes in the quaint town of Regent. Once you reach Regent, head to the gift shop to buy miniature displays of each statue or stay the night in the Enchanted Castle Motel which has 19 charming rooms. This hotel’s medieval-themed Tavern will take you back in time with its stone walls and handcrafted metal chandeliers.

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Haunted Fort

Held in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park which is considered one of the scariest places in North Dakota, Haunted Fort will provide you with an exhilarating night! Abraham Lincoln’s buildings are transformed into terrifying haunted houses each Friday and Saturday night in October. Actors at Haunted Custer House, Zombie Battlefield, and Clown House combine eerie effects with in-your-face-scares that will leave you scared. For children under 13, there is a Haunted Fort Halloween Kids’ Bash on October 21 that consists of five hours of fun games and spooky tours of Custer House led by Custer’s dead butler.

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

United Tribes International Powwow

If you’re looking for an entertaining day with colour and movement, then head to the United Tribes Technical College International Powwow held in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this powwow and will be held on September 6-8. Dancers and singers dressed in unique cultural regalia will wow audiences as they perform while keeping in time with the drum. This annual celebration is sure to keep you entertained as it showcases over 1500 dancers and drummers from across the United States and Canada that represent over 70 tribes. You can even buy traditional arts and crafts from over 40 Native American artists selling their work at the powwow including handcrafted jewellery, war shields, rugs, woven baskets, and pottery.

Woodland Resort’s ice fishing package

Devil’s Lake is a fantastic place to go ice fishing in the winter since it is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota and has an abundance of walleye, large perch, northern pike and white bass. Woodland Resort’s winter package lets you go ice fishing at Devils’ Lake and have comfortable accommodation at the resort in a motel, lodge, cabin or suite. You can use two fish houses each day so that you don’t have to stay in one spot, with a fish house for morning and evening Walleye, and a second fish house for Perch during the daytime. Their modern fish houses are modern with electric lights, comfortable seating, and pre-drilled holes. You are sure to have a good time with their experienced crew eager to help out and offer top ice fishing tricks! Read more at https://woodlandresort.com/packages/ice-fishing/

North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum

One of the best ways to learn more about the intriguing history of the U.S.A. is to visit North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum. It includes four galleries, two theatres, and an outdoor amphitheatre. The museum has thousands of interactive exhibits and artefacts like a life size T. rex skeleton, mars spacesuit, and unique beadwork. There is a Treehouse exhibit where children can climb the mini treehouse for a scenic view of the museum. They can then explore exhibits which are aimed at engaging children including a bank, fire station and steamboat. While some exhibits are permanent, others change around. A new exhibit you should see is ‘North Dakota and the Great War’ which tells the World War I story of North Dakota through military weapons and documents.

Pitchfork Steak Fondue in Medora

For a meal you will never forget have a Pitchfork Steak Fondue in Medora, where chefs put steaks onto pitchforks and fondue them western style. You can enjoy your meal overlooking the picturesque Badlands while listening to live performances from The Coal Diggers Band from the Medora Musical. Your steak will be flavoursome as it comes with fruit, salad, coleslaw, vegetables, baked potatoes and garlic toast, with brownies and cinnamon doughnuts for dessert. Vegetarians are recommended to enjoy “Just the Fixin’s” Pitchfork Steak Fondue meal which includes everything except the steak. Lemonade and coffee are served alongside your meal and if you feel in the mood you can go to the Tjaden Terrace Bar for a beer or a glass of wine. The Pitchfork Steak Fondue is available from 1st June to 8th September. Read more about the Pitchfork Steak Fondue.