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A Trip on the Unbeaten Track: Bottineau, North Dakota

If life finds you at the far edge of the United States, up by Bottineau, North Dakota, plan to have your feet in two worlds: literally, at a 2,300-acre border-crossing garden, and figuratively, along the Turtle Mountains Scenic Byway (State-43), where leafy hills and marshes appear like a forested oasis in the boundless prairie.
International Peace Garden.
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Along the Turtle Mountains Scenic Byway:

1) You won’t need a passport to do the International Peace Garden dance: Hopping between the United States and Canada while taking selfies. (888) 432-6733; peacegarden.com

2) Stop at a couple of roadside icons: On the byway’s west side, the stone cairns of Mystical Horizons mark solstices and other celestial happenings. In Bottineau, look for Tommy the Giant Snowmobiling Turtle.

3) A hub for fishing and waterskiing at Lake Metigoshe State Park, Twin Oaks Resort has basic rooms, a restaurant and bar. (701) 263-4295; twinoaksresort.net

4) Order a double-dip at Pride Dairy, an 84-year-old parlor in Bottineau with classic wrought-iron chairs and a checkerboard floor. (701) 228-2216; pridedairy.com 

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