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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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Address: 4480 Ft. Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND 58554
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+1 701-667-6340
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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The joys of out of season ? Still paid the $5 entry in an envelope at the gate but we were it ! Pretty enjoyable, peeked thru the curtains in Custer's home, walker thru the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 11, 2017
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The joys of out of season ? Still paid the $5 entry in an envelope at the gate but we were it ! Pretty enjoyable, peeked thru the curtains in Custer's home, walker thru the On-a-Slant Mandan Village and went up top on the Blockhouses plus walked a bit on the trails ! All in all a great experience for... More 

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We are glad to hear you had a relaxing and #ndlegendary experience during your visit to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Thanks for the review! More 

Nolensville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Very inviting park, with numerous historical sites/buildings to enjoy. Nice walking trails with informative plaques - expansive views in all directions. We went in November, so most of the buildings were not open - and while we enjoyed our time there, would like to come back in the summer when it is fully open.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Very educational. Had an excellent tour of General George Custer's home. They do an excellent job of educating on the historical significance and the life and times of this area. After the tour of the Custer home we walked to the On-A-Slant Village Mandan Indian village to see the reconstructed earthen lodges.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

It was a fun family day trip. We rode the trolley to and from so it was a peaceful ride. Lots of things to learn. A lot of walking. Wear good shoes. They do have a tractor with a trailer that stops at the places but not a lot of time can be spent looking. It's on a time frame... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Lovely park on the Missouri and Heart Rivers. On-A-Slant Village is located at the park and it is so cool to step back in time and see how the indians lived so long ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Thes is a beautiful park with much to see and do. For starters the scenery is great. When we went fall colors was well along and the views along the rivers were stunning. The Custer home as well as the Mandan village and the fort blockhouse are noteworthy.

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Helena, MT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We stopped for the Mandan village which was pretty good But the museum lured us in regarding the fort. We are no big Custer fans but this is where he left on his way to try to corral far too many unhappy Indians. Interesting

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Mandan, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Fort Lincoln has many areas to explore. The block houses are available to experience. The Custer House is constructed as a replica of the original and very fun to tour. Many other adventures to be had!

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Middletown, DE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We did not have enough time to see the whole park due to having to catch a plane. We toured the visitor center and On-A-Slant Village. These areas took about 2 hours. Very well done. Good history. The earth lodges were very interesting - gave a good perspective on how the Mandan lived. Did not have time to visit fort... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We made a reservation early in the year for the Heart Tipi. We liked the fact that they had cots for us to sleep on. There was a terrible storm coming and the rangers let us know all kinds of information about it. They did a wonderful job of taking care of us and to alert us that the storm... More 

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