Family Vacations in North Dakota

North Dakota is a delight for families who revel in the unspoiled, untamed beauty of the wilderness.

North Dakota, the northernmost of the Great Plains states, is a land rich with history and steeped in tradition. This northern half of The Dakotas is filled with wide-open spaces for families to explore. Outdoor purists will also appreciate the endless opportunities for adventure, education and fun in the state's historic parks and expansive gardens.

In the following article, you'll find a profile of gardens, parks, historic sites, and North Dakota State Capitol. Included is contact information to help you plan your trip as well as photos of the destination. Here's a preview:

International Peace Garden

Straddling the US-Canadian border between North Dakota and Manitoba, the 2,339-acre International Peace Garden commemorates peace between the United States and Canada.

Fort Abraham Lincoln and Fort Mandan

A trip to Fort Abraham Lincoln and Fort Mandan will take you back to another century, to the time when this fort was the largest and most important on the Northern Plains.

North Dakota State Capitol

The front lawn of the North Dakota State Capitol, a 19-story building known as "The Skyscraper on the Prairie," is decorated with some 5,000 petunias that spell out "North Dakota."

Continue reading to find out about the International Peace Garden.