Historically interesting places
Medicine Rock State Historic Site
The Medicine Rock State Historic Site near Heil near Elgin was added to the
cultural heritage list in 1986 and covers an area of approximately 4,000 mē.
This is a sacred Indian meeting place where ritual dances were performed before
the buffalo hunt. In addition to rock paintings, visitors will also find rock
reliefs (petroglyphs) here.
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Double Ditch Indian Village The
Double Ditch Indian Village is the ruins of a village of the Mandan Indians with
great archaeological value. The Double Ditch Indian Village is located near the
capital Bismarck and covers an area of approximately 150,000 mē.
A settlement period of around 1490 to 1785 is assumed, with the population
estimated at up to 10,000 residents. Visitors can find defense trenches,
earthworks and other excavation treasures here. Entry is free.
Menoken Indian Village State Historic Site The
Menoken Indian Village State Historic Site near the town of Menoken, approx. 16
km east of Bismarck, is an old Indian settlement or the archaeological
excavation site of the same. Radiocarbon examinations show a settlement since
the year 1200 and a population of approx. 200 people is assumed.
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Sitting Bull Burial State Historic Site
The Sitting Bull Burial State Historic Site is the burial site of the famous
Indian chief Sitting Bull. The memorial is located near the town of Bismarck,
Fort Abraham Lincoln
The fort was built in 1872, while an original replica can be seen today. George
Custer (1739-1776) had lived here, who had led his troops to the sinking of the
rank of lieutenant colonel on June 25, 1776 in the Battle of Little Bighorn. He
himself had also died in the process. The approximately 2,000 strong Indians
were led by the chiefs Sitting Bull, Gall, Two Moons, Crazy Horse and Spotted
Elk - aka Big Foot
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is an important historical site in which the
former Fort Abraham Lincoln is located next to the former Mandan Indian village
The State Park was founded in 1934 and is the oldest state park in North Dakota.
There are a total of 10 kilometers of hiking trails in the park. There is also a
campground in the State Park with almost 100 parking spaces.
Special buildings and structures
North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck
The North Dakota State Capitol in the capital Bismarck dates from 1933
and is the 19-story government building of the state of North Dakota. The
architectural style, which can be described as a skyscraper or skyscraper and
can be assigned to Art Deco, differs significantly from the usual construction
of the State Capitols. At a height of approximately 74 m, the North Dakota State
Capitol is the tallest building in North Dakota. However, the actual seat of
government is more than just a building. It is more of a building complex in
Bismarck around which there are many parks and other sights such as statues and
museums. Examples include Capitol Park and the Sakakawea statue.
Liberty Memorial Building in Bismarck
The Liberty Memorial Building in the city of Bismarck is located on the site of
the State Capitol and was built in 1924. It is the oldest surviving building on
It was originally an administration building and also a monument to the end of
the First World War. Today it is the home of the North Dakota State Library.
The KVLY-TV-Mast is a television broadcasting mast near Blanchard. This
transmission tower, built in 1963, has a height of 628.80 m and was the tallest
building in the world at the time of commissioning and remained so until 2008.
Today it is, according to the Burj Khalifa (Dubai) with 828 m and the Tokyo Sky
Tree (Tokyo) at 634 m, the third tallest building in the world. Not far away is
the KXJB TV mast, which is only one meter smaller.
Metropolitan Opera House in Grand Forks
The Metropolitan Opera House in the city of Grand Forks was once known as the
best opera house between Minneapolis and Seattle. The building was built, which
is architecturally based on the Romanesque style, but unfortunately in 1890 it
is no longer an opera house these days, but residential buildings with lofts.
The last performance took place here in the 1940s.
||116 S 3rd Street
Grand Forks, North Dakota 582012