Bismarck Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Bismarck; our list of the best things to see, including Dakota Zoo, Huff Hills Ski Area and Dakota Gasification.
  • The best place in Bismarck: Dakota Zoo

    Dakota Zoo

    in Sertoma Park
    Variety of animal exhibits, including endangered monkeys, moose, and brown bears, some in natural habitats. Open late April to end of September from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily. In the winter (October to late April), open Friday to Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Tel: (701) 223-7543. Fax: (701) 258-8350. Email: Admission for children under age two is free, $4.25 for children 2 - 12, $7.25 for ages 13 - 60, and $6.25 for 60+.
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  • Huff Hills Ski Area

    Huff Hills Ski Area

    located in the buttes on the western banks of the Missouri River
    Huff Hills is located 18 miles south of Mandan on ND State Highway 1806. The scenic drive takes around 45 minutes from Bismarck, and around 30 minutes from Mandan.
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  • Dakota Gasification

    Dakota Gasification

    Open Monday - Friday. Free admission. [2]
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  • Salads, sandwiches, and soup. Outdoor seating available during the summer.
  • Dakota OutRight

    a non-profit organization that serves as a regional community resource and provides gay
  • Bismarck Art and Galleries Association

    422 East Front Ave
    , Bismarck, ND. Art, photography and sculptures exhibits by local, regional and national artists. Open year round, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 1-3 p.m. Free admission. Tel: (701) 223-5986. Fax: 701-223-8960. Email: [9]
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  • North Dakota Heritage Center

    612 East Boulevard Ave
    This is North Dakota's largest museum. It displays a collection of Plains Indian artifacts, as well as exhibits of North Dakota's military, agricultural, and natural history. Includes a special children's historical area. Sakakawea was the guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806. Her statue is displayed near the center's entrance. The Heritage Center is currently closed for renovation, but is expected to partially open by fall 2013. Tel: (701) 328-2666
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  • Double Ditch Indian Village

    7 miles north of Bismarck on Highway 1804
    Remains of a large Mandan Indian earthlodge village that is believed to have been inhabited for almost 300 years until 1781. Eight interactive signs provide information on the site. Tel: (701) 328-2666. Fax: (701) 328-3710.
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  • Superslide Amusement Park

    Riverside Park Road
    Superslide, ferris wheel, carousel, batting cages, tubs, swings, bumper cars, critter track, whisper carts, mini-golf, bankshot basketball. Open from May through mid-September, weather permitting, daily from noon to 10:00 PM. Tel: (701) 255-1107 or 400-4273.
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  • Bistro

    1100 East Front Ave.
    Consistently rated best restaurant in Bismarck by readers of the Bismarck Tribune. It features a variety dishes including regional Italian specialties. Thursday night is Sushi night with live music.
  • East 40 Chophouse & Tavern

    1401 Interchange Avenue
    Another well-known fine-dining establishment in Bismarck. Monday night is sushi night with live music.
  • The Walrus

    1136 N. 3rd St.
    A local favorite, The Walrus has been open since 1996. Try any one of their signature pasta dishes, unique pizzas, house-made soups, or select from 41 beers on tap, in addition to their reasonably sized wine menu. Live music on Tuesdays.
  • Captain Freddy's

    Captain Freddy's

    2500 Pirates Loop Southeast
    Enjoy fresh, authentic italian food prepared by our chef, Grego Di Donna - relax on our outdoor patio, or enjoy the view from our upstairs dining room. Best food in Bismarck and Mandan.
  • North Dakota State Capitol

    this art deco 19-story building is located at 600 East Boulevard Ave
    , Bismarck. After a fire destroyed the original bldg., the present structure was built on the same site in 1933, one of only 3 'skyscraper' style state capitol buildings in the United States. Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with hourly tours, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tel: (701) 328-2471 or (701) 328-2480. Email:
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  • DiDonna's

    505 East Bismarck Expressway
    Excellent Italian restaurant located just off the Bismarck Expressway. Most pasta dishes range from $10-$13 while seafood costs slightly more.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Bismarck uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.