The city of Bismarck was founded in 1872. The Battle of the Little Big Horn made Bismarck known worldwide in 1876. In 1883, Bismarck became the capital of the Dakota Territory. To learn more about the history visit here.
Conveniently located in central North Dakota, you can access everything the state has to offer. Head east to Fargo to take in North Dakota State Bison football. Travel north to explore Garrison Dam and Lake Sakakawea State Park. Go west to get lost in nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and historic Medora. Take a trip south to try your luck at the Prairie Knights Casino & Resort. And so much more!
The Bismarck/Mandan community has so much to offer. Bismarck is home to the Dakota Zoo, North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, Gateway to Science, and the Super Slide Amusement Park. Explore Mandan to find Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, the Custer House, Raging Rivers Waterpark, and Huff Hills Ski Area. Be sure to shop all the local businesses. Discover shops and restaurants in downtown Bismarck. The summer is packed with events including Mandan Independence Day festivities and Bismarck Larks baseball. Choose from seven golf courses between Bismarck and Mandan. Enjoy river fun at Keelboat Park, on the Lewis and Clark Riverboat, or at a nice sandy beach.