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Week in North Dakota

A June 2006 trip to Bismarck by Mamaofboyz

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Quote: A week of family meeting family, mixed with entertaining the children.

Week in North Dakota

Overview

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The North Dakota Heritage Center was a great place for adults and children. With a little help from family, we received a behind the scenes tour of artifacts that have not yet made the main level display cases. The kids loved the play areas while adults could do more than just watch the kids play. The Dakota Zoo was a long walk, but we made plans to include the Breakfast at the Zoo event in our adventure. What a great idea! The kids got to eat a hot breakfast and then play at the playgrounds and see the animals before the zoo opened for general admission. The highlight was the bears as they were anxious to get out and about. Many animals were active during the morning hours rather than the mid day ...Read More

Space Aliens Grill & Bar

Restaurant | "Space Aliens Grill & Bar"

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Basically a version of Chuck E. Cheese. Video games for the kids, decent food (mostly BBQ and related items), and an alien atmosphere. Tables are a bit small for larger groups, but you can always sit table beside table. Friendly wait staff and quick service. It gets a bit noisy after a while!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2006

Space Aliens Grill & Bar
1304 E Century Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
(701) 223-6220

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Great food. Pub-like atmosphere. Hearty portions for the price. Most meals are $10 to $15, appetizers are $4 to $6, large wine and beer menu.

Not really a place for kids, but they do accommodate.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2006

Didonna's Italian Restaurant
505 E Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
(701) 223-0012

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Everyone was able to do the same activity regardless of age differences. Also has an arcade indoors that includes pool tables and air hockey. Must be about 50+ lanes! Shoes in all sizes and guard rails for the kids. Some nights they do black light bowling where the entire place is neon and disco styled.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2006

Midway Bowling Alley
3327 Memorial Hwy.
Mandan, ND

Dakota Zoo

Attraction

Dakota Zoo Photo, Bismarck, North Dakota
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Miles of trails that take you around to see the animals. Very large areas for each species. Hard to see it all without getting a bit turned around. Many benches for resting and shaded areas. Also trains and strollers to help make the trip easier. Most animals eat out of your hand, which is great for the kids!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2006

Dakota Zoo
Sertoma Park Road Box 711
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502
(701) 223-7543

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Lots of Native American finds. A history of North Dakota from its pioneer days. The latest in dinosaur fossil finds in the state are displayed in the museum. A wonderful gift shop and beautifully kept grounds. Behind the Heritage Center is the Veterans Memorial. VERY COOL! On 11/11 at the 11th hour, the sun shines in the building to hit the state of ND embossed on the globe, casting illuminating light throughout the memorial. Wish I could have seen it!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2006

North Dakota Heritage Center
612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
(701) 328-2666

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