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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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Address: 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND 58554-7947
Phone Number: +1 701-667-6340
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham...

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

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Love the historical significance of the park. Beautiful location on bluffs of Missouri Rivet . Took the trolley which was fun and nice ride

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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jflock@excite.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the historical significance of the park. Beautiful location on bluffs of Missouri Rivet . Took the trolley which was fun and nice ride

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent approximately 3-4 hours here, and our 10 and 6 yo boys loved it. Take a tour of General Custer's House (available every 1/2 hour). A hit with our boys who are fans of General Custer since they watched the movie "Night At The Museum". The Earth Lodges are also fascinating, and each has various artifacts inside that you... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the drive from Bismark. The reconstructed buildings present a window into 1877 on the frontier. Docents in period uniforms conduct tours of the house that contains artifacts from the time Gen. Custer lived here. The barracks are much plainer, but contain typical furnishings and present the histories of some of the men who road to the Little BigHorn... More 

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Minot, ND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$5 for a car to do the walking tour of the Fort Lincoln site, On-A-Slant Indian Village, and the forts on the hill. If you want to tour the Custer house it is another $7 per adult, which will also get a guided tour of the Indian Village as well. Good for a nice walk with the family since all... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of Custer's house was fun - the guide narrates the tour as a private in the Army, welcoming people into not only the house but life in 1875. We did this after visiting Little Bighorn, making it even more poignant. We didn't have time for the tour of On-a-Slant Village, but walked through the earthen lodges independently. Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was advised that First Sergeant Al Johnson is very knowledgable about Fort Abraham Lincoln and the Custer House. Our group of 25 was very impressed with his presentation of the Custer House and the block houses. We had a lot of fun with him as he told us the history of the original fort, Fort McKeen, and the subsequent... More 

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Castleberry ,Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stop at the end of a long day. Camp Rangers were very nice. Campground bathroom were very clean and updated. The campground sits where the beautiful Heart and Missouri rivers meet . Sites are large and nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a family vacation.. We stayed in a teepee right on the Missouri river, the kids loved it! We also got to explore the forts on the hill and the mud Indian huts! They are also a very dog friendly place... The park rangers were awsome!

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday afternoon with out of town family. Took in the earth lodges and Custer House. The kids ranged in age from 7-12 and they all were so impressed with the Custer House. The tour of the house and our host made it so much fun for the kids. We even took the 9 mile trolley ride from... More 

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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ended up staying 3 hours exploring this park. toured the house Custer last used before killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, toured On-a-Slant village with its numerous earthlodges, toured the blockhouses at the top of the hill with its beautiful overlook of the Missouri River, toured the museum on the premise with its numerous exhibits and even walked... More 

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