|North Dakota is a U.S. state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. It is the nineteenth largest in area, the fourth smallest by population, and the fourth most sparsely populated state. North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, along with its neighbouring state, South Dakota. Its capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo.
In the 21st century, North Dakota’s natural resources have played a major role in its economic performance, particularly with the oil extraction from the Bakken formation, which lies beneath the northwestern part of the state. Such development has led to population growth and reduced unemployment, resulting in North Dakota having the second-lowest unemployment rate in the nation, behind only Hawaii
The Missouri River Lodge is a working farm that is partially arable but also has a herd of cows. The setting is wonderful with the farm set among rugged sandstone bluffs, some having been carved into steep cliffs and sharp pinnacles by the effects of the elements over many years.Read more
The Enchanted Highway, is a 32 mile stretch of highway designed to draw in tourists to the town of Regent. It features some of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures. (Roadside Attraction / United States / USA)Read more
After visiting the Lewis & Clark Interpretative Center we traveled two miles down the road to the Fort Mandan replica, where Lewis and Clark arrived in 1804 and met with the Mandan and Hidasta tribes.Read more
The Lewis and Clark Interpretation Center in Washburn, North Dakota tells the story of Lewis and Clark’s arrival in the area in 1804.Read more
“Sandy”, the 40ft high statue of the Sandhill Crane at Steele, North Dakota stands in a little park adjacent to the Cobblestone Inn. (Roadside attraction / USA / United States)Read more
As you drive along I-94 across North Dakota it is difficult to miss the giant statue of a buffalo that sits on a hill above the highway. (Roadside Attraction / United States / USA)Read more