The city of Dickinson began as "Pleasant Valley Siding" as it was the midway point between Bismarck and the Montana border. Dickinson became an official city in 1883. To learn more about the history visit here.
Dickinson is conveniently located near so many adventures. Head west for a trip to Medora, North Dakota to experience Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Medora Musical. Explore the badlands and Little Missouri National Grasslands. Go north to enjoy Lake Sakakawea, the third-largest man-made reservoir in the nation, known for its premier fishing. Travel east to experience what the North Dakota capitol has 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.
Be sure to shop the local businesses and take in everything Dickinson has to offer. The summer is packed with events including the Independence Day parade and Badlands Big Sticks baseball. First on First is a weekly summer event with live music, food, drinks, and shopping. Golf the Heart River Golf Course with gorgeous views of Patterson Lake. If you're a fan of racing, head out to the Southwest Speedway. Explore the Dickinson Museum Center and Badlands Dinosaur Museum. The West River Community Center has something for everyone including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, basketball courts, walking track and fitness center, and so much more.