Overview North Dakota

Visiting North Dakota

It has twice tried to change its name to just “Dakota,” a Sioux word for “friend,” but has been rebuffed each time. Nonetheless, North Dakota can’t ignore the fact that it is, indeed, north. The history of the state is steeped in Native American legacy, and goes even further back, as evidenced by the Dakota Dinosaur Museum.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
It has twice tried to change its name to just “Dakota,” a Sioux word for “friend,” but has been rebuffed each time. Nonetheless, North Dakota can’t ignore the fact that it is, indeed, north. The history of the state is steeped in Native American legacy, and goes even further back, as evidenced by the Dakota Dinosaur Museum.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips North Dakota

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Fargo - North Dakota's Largest City

Written by RoBoNC on 09 Jun, 2012

I drove the four hour drive back from Dickinson to Fargo, where I would spend my last night before flying back home. Fargo is North Dakota’s largest city and along with Moorhead, Minnesota separated by the Red River makes up the metropolitan area.…Read More


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Road Trip across the state of North Dakota

Written by RoBoNC on 09 Jun, 2012

As I set out on my quest to visit all fifty states, I realized that certain states would be harder to visit than others. North Dakota is one of those. There are not many tourist attractions and because of its location, I felt…Read More


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Small town with lots to see and do.

Written by RoBoNC on 09 Jun, 2012

Medora is a small little town located in the western part of North Dakota. The population is only 112 people as of the 2010 Census. The town has quickly become the state’s most visited tourist attraction. Medora is a seasonal town with…Read More


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Shopping Around Medora

Written by kwasiak on 04 Aug, 2007

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation runs several different shops around town offering different types of merchandise. My favorite shop I went in was the Dakota Cupboard shop. This shop offers a variety of cookware and food products including many things made right in North Dakota.…Read More


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Preserving Memories (Old and New) at Photo Stops Along the Road

Written by kwasiak on 12 Jan, 2006

Along our often-traveled route through North Dakota we made many stops along the way just to take photos. Some were of places we had seen before, but never photographed. Some photos were taken to compare with old photographs. A few photos were of new things,…Read More


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Revisting Stanley, ND: Home of the Famous Whirla Whip

Written by kwasiak on 11 Jan, 2006

When I was younger, I went on the 17-hour drive from Illinois to nearby Stanley, North Dakota, every summer to spend some time at my great grandpa's farm. Since his death in 1996, I have only been back two or three times. On this visit…Read More


Fargo is a very cold place in Winter

Written by mhtraveligougo on 26 Feb, 2004

Went to Fargo, North Dakota for a quick business trip. It was a week after the temperature had reached a low of –36 degrees Fahrenheit. The joke around town was that the low in Fargo was lower than the high on Mars at…Read More


Campfire

Written by jessicaabel on 11 Aug, 2006

We sang worship songs around a huge campfire. Every camper surrounded the circle, and the voices brought chills to my skin. Then, campers shared testimonies and what they learned at camp. Truly amazing.…Read More


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