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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

4480 Ft. Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND 58554
+1 701-667-6340
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Mandan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is your destination! The North Dakota Parks and Recreation... more » Owner description: Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is your destination! The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is the state agency charged with administering selected parks and recreation areas that are deemed to have state-wide or regional significance. In addition, the department has responsibility for the following functions: ◾Off-highway vehicle planning and safety program ◾Snowmobile safety programs and trails ◾Nature Preserves Act ◾Outdoor recreation grants and statewide recreation planning ◾State Scenic Byways Program The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities through diverse parks and programs that conserve the state's natural diversity. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in North Dakota is one of the outstanding historic areas within the state. The park is made historically important because within its boundaries are the ruins of On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village and the Fort Abraham Lincoln cavalry and infantry posts. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located 7 miles south of Mandan, ND, on Highway 1806. For those touring the historic fort buildings and Mandan Village, interpretive passes are required in addition to the vehicle entrance fee. There are daily tours of the Custer House and the On-A-Slant Indian village (May - September). Amenities ◾1,006 acres ◾Campground ◾Electrical ◾Reservations ◾RV Dump station ◾Showers ◾Cabins ◾Visitor center ◾Historic buildings ◾Interpretive tours ◾Picnic shelters ◾Playground ◾Horse corrals « less
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Congratulations to the North Dakota historical society and the state Parks system for bringing to life an important figure and tiyme in our nation. The guide to our visit to the Custer house was extremely factual and complete. Although the original house burned the rebuilt model does more than present a picture of life at the fort it also help... More

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited here because of the Custer connection and really enjoyed the visit. The site was well kept and the recreation of the barracks was interesting. They have quite a good selection of books on a variety of historical subjects.

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Stockbridge, Georgia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited with my daughter and grandchildren. It was so nice to see the Custer house and the slant village. All guides were very informative. We went back in time to 1885 when we visited the Custer house. Very nice and the guide made no mistakes when asked by a visitor a question about General Custer in the past tense.... More

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you like history and want to bring it to life, then Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is for you! Completes the story of Custer's Last Stand - as he started that fatefully journey from Fort Lincoln. The guides for Custer's house were excellent. They are dressed as infantry men and the time is 1875. The barracks are done up... More

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Prairie Girl
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We chose this place; especially to sleep in the tipi and have the experience. We were somewhat surprised by the wood floor and cots; but also felt that most would want that (over the ground floor). We were greeted by the park ranger and were happy with the facilities (long drop close by). Modern facilities (flush toilet and showers) were... More

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Canton, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to see the Custer house which was a reconstruction and not accurate (except for the floor plan.) The military area was basically empty mock ups of buildings. We stayed in the RV park area which was ok.

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent location, lots of local history. Quiet and enjoyed the lack of traffic and peacefulness. I liked everything, and there were no things that came to mind I did not like.

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Charleston, WV
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed during our trip out west. We do not think it is worth stopping for. First, when we stopped at the entrance gate, the lady informed us the campground was full. We had no intention of camping there. We always stay at a hotel. Second, the sound for the movie at the visitor center was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We enjoyed our time at Fort Abraham Lincoln, in particular the On-a-Slant Village. (Check out its separate listing for specific reviews.) Don't miss climbing the hill to the Infantry Outpost. Although there is no tour guide, it offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and a great place for kids to run around and explore.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

On-A-Slant village is the primary reason to visit this state park. It is near where Lewis and Clark wintered over their first year on the expedition. If not for the Mandan, they would have starved. And it was the Mandan tribe who had Sacajawea, the woman who later was providential for the party. The village is a recreation of the... More

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