Autumn flavors abound

As summer slowly sets, fall gives rise to new activities, and a whole new set of tastes. Doesn’t a warm cup of coffee just taste better in the crisp air? And those veggies at the local farmers market almost look too good to eat. However, we invite you to explore hidden gems in the state that welcome fall as smoothly as the leaves change their beautiful hues.

Go outdoors in North Dakota!

Craving wide-open spaces? Lucky for you, North Dakota has hundreds of miles of wide-open space, and the most stunning outdoor attractions are free of traffic jams and crowded trails. Take in the sounds of a bison’s hooves slowly crossing the road at Theodore Roosevelt National Park or an elk’s antlers brushing through leaves at the White Horse National Game Preserve.

Last Chance Winter Wonders

Embrace the Norwegian lifestyle, known as “friluftsliv,” which translates to “free air life.” Year-round activities in the great outdoors and connecting with nature have positive effects on health, mind and body. Winter can renew your spirit. It’s a season of opportunity to safely explore, take in the fresh air and put your inhibitions on ice.

Gifting North Dakota

The holiday season has arrived and with it comes the desire for holiday gift ideas. Whether you are shopping for someone who lives in North Dakota or who simply has good taste, there are a range of iconic souvenirs and gifts from the area to bring joy to your loved ones this holiday season and beyond.

For the outdoor enthusiasts

Explore Local Culture

November is Native American Heritage Month and an opportunity to celebrate our tribal nations that are an essential part of North Dakota’s history. All are welcome to explore the tribal lands and experience Native American culture by learning about each tribe’s history, language and traditions, while visiting reconstructed earthlodge villages and historic sites.

Here are a few places to experience North Dakota’s Native American culture:

Road Trip: Interstate 29

Zip from south to north on the interstate and discover some great stops along the way!

Day 1  |  Hankinson/Wahpeton
The first day could start with breakfast at Dakota Magic Casino’s Twin Buffalo Grill, then it’s outside for 27 holes of golf at Dakota Winds Golf Course. Just up I-29, Wahpeton is home to “Wahpper,” the world’s largest catfish, and hundreds of live animals at Chahinkapa Zoo. Red Door Art Gallery feeds the inner artist, and the Boiler Room feeds the stomach before turning in for the night.