5 Interesting Facts about North Dakota


While many may think that there aren’t many notable attractions in this quaint midwestern state, those looking for a nature lesson at a lower cost will find gratification. Explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis and the Corps of Discovery spent more time in what is now North Dakota than any other place on their journey, and it’s easy to see why. From national and state parks to historic sites galore, it might be time to book a trip to North Dakota. 

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Known for leading the nation in the production of honey, those with a sweet tooth may find themselves going on a bee hunt using the North Dakota Bee Map. From here, visitors can explore numerous bee farms, go on tours, and buy some of the best honey the nation has to offer. In addition to being the largest producer of honey, North Dakota is also known for its production of spring wheat, durum wheat, dry edible peas, dry edible beans, flaxseed, and canola. With nearly 90% of North Dakota’s land area being farms and ranches, it’s a great place for Agritourism

Lake Sakakawea

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Not only is North Dakota a great place for Agritourism, but it also boasts a lake with more shoreline than the California Pacific Coast. Lake Sakakawea is 180 miles long and is brimming with state parks. Anglers, boaters, campers, and swimmers alike enjoy easy access points, beautiful scenery, and plenty of places to drop an anchor. Stop by the Lewis and Clark State Park to see one of the state’s best recreational areas or swing by Williston for the Williston Area Recreation Center for the best indoor surfing the Midwest has to offer. 

International Peace Garden

With 2,300 acres of natural beauty, the International Peace Garden is one of the continent’s most symbolic and scenic attractions. Created to symbolize the friendship between the people of the United States of America and the people of Canada, this area features two freshwater lakes, hiking and driving trails, wildflowers, waterfalls, and a large variety of North American birds and animals. For those looking to escape reality, there is no better place to explore then North Dakota’s International Peace Garden.