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Bismarck
Bismarck's 19-story Art Deco capitol dominates the cityscape as the tallest building in the entire state. Its grounds include historical and cultural institutions including the State Supreme Court, the State Library and the Liberty Memorial. Stretching along the Missouri River, the Great Plains city is home to extensive parks, hiking trails and golf courses, as well as the Dakota Zoo and the Super Slide Amusement Park.

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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
Owner description: North Dakota's largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing the state's rich history from its earliest geologic formation 600 million years ago to today. Experience... more Owner description: North Dakota's largest museum features four new museum galleries tracing the state's rich history from its earliest geologic formation 600 million years ago to today. Experience North Dakota's heritage throughout the museum spaces. From a life-size T. rex skeleton cast to a 1950s soda shop to rare beadwork, the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum offers interesting opportunities for you to connect North Dakota history with your life. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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The Dakota Zoo
The Dakota Zoo
Owner description: The Dakota Zoo was founded in 1961 by Marc & Betty Christianson with the help of a host of dedicated volunteers. The Dakota Zoo opened its gates on June 3, 1961 on 15 acres of... more Owner description: The Dakota Zoo was founded in 1961 by Marc & Betty Christianson with the help of a host of dedicated volunteers. The Dakota Zoo opened its gates on June 3, 1961 on 15 acres of developed land, with 75 mammals and 23 birds, and 40,000 visitors passed through the gates that first year. Today, thanks to the continued support of members, visitors, donors and volunteers, the Dakota Zoo has grown to a 90 acre facility housing 600 animals, birds, reptiles and fish representing 125 species and visited by more than 150,000 people each year. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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State Capitol Building
State Capitol Building
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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Papa's Pumpkin Patch
Papa's Pumpkin Patch
Owner description: 2017 Season: Sept. 10 - Oct. 21. Celebrate the season at Papa's Pumpkin Patch, just 1.5 miles north of Bismarck, North Dakota. Since 1983, thousands of people have made it... more Owner description: 2017 Season: Sept. 10 - Oct. 21. Celebrate the season at Papa's Pumpkin Patch, just 1.5 miles north of Bismarck, North Dakota. Since 1983, thousands of people have made it tradition to come to Papa's! Let the kids run on the pumpkin-lined paths while you visit with friends over a slice of fresh pumpkin pie with whipped cream. There are dozens of photo opportunities, including the Great Pumpkin's Chair, zip lines, pedal carts, the famous Bale Mazes, pony rides, obstacle courses, Sebastian's train ride, hay rides, a pumpkin trebuchet and pumpkin cannon and more! We look forward to greeting you at Papa's. Want to know what's going on at Papa's right now? Visit Papa on Facebook at Papa's Pumpkin Patch & Papa's Polar Patch; or on Instagram and Twitter at PapasInBismarck. less
Attraction type: Farms; Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
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Missouri River
Missouri River
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Blarney Stone Pub
Blarney Stone Pub
Ranked #1 of 179 Restaurants in Bismarck
Price:
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sickies Garage
Sickies Garage
Ranked #2 of 179 Restaurants in Bismarck
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pirogue Grille
Pirogue Grille
Ranked #3 of 179 Restaurants in Bismarck
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
JL Beers
JL Beers
Ranked #4 of 179 Restaurants in Bismarck
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Fireflour Pizza
Fireflour Pizza
Ranked #5 of 179 Restaurants in Bismarck
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Sleep Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Sleep Inn & Suites
$94 - $166
Ranked #1 of 32 Hotels in Bismarck
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Hampton Inn & Suites Bismarck Northwest
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Bismarck Northwest
$110 - $172
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Bismarck
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Wingate by Wyndham Bismarck
2.5 of 5
Wingate by Wyndham Bismarck
$86 - $141
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Bismarck
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