Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota

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5 Ways to Explore Bismarck, North Dakota

Mammoths, bison ... and minted lamb burgers? You can find them all in North Dakota's capital city, where a $51 million expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center adds another colorful stop to the city's selection of restaurants, activities and outdoor fun. Make it an adventure-packed weekend with these five top draws.

A Frame in Time: Photography with Shane Balkowitsch

While you mull over Instagram filters, this North Dakota native is perfecting a Civil War-Era photo process that inspired them.

Top Things to Do Around Bismarck, North Dakota

Innovation keeps history fresh here along the Missouri River. A mural alley, new horse exhibit and the state’s first brewhouse-pub represent the novel things to check out in this south-central city. Check out our trip guide for ideas on what to do, where to eat and where to stay.