Best Free Midwest Attractions: North Dakota
Dam tours and lake recreation
Garrison Dam and Lake Sakakawea On the Missouri River 75 miles upstream from Bismarck, Garrison Dam, built from 1947 to 1953, is one of the largest earthen dams in the world. Exhibits in the power plant lobby feature displays about the construction and operation of the Garrison Dam and recreation on Lake Sakakawea. The Corps provides free tours of the power plant daily during the summer months and by appointment the rest of the year.
Lake Sakakawea (left) stretches 178 miles from the dam northwest to Williston, North Dakota, and averages 2 to 3 miles in width. The lake and its shoreline are popular for boating, sailing, scuba diving, sightseeing, bird-watching, camping and hunting.
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