The International Peace Garden that celebrates the peace between the United States and Canada is made up of 2,339 acres of gardens along the world's longest unfortified border. Visitors can stand with one foot in each country as they straddle the border.
The International Peace Garden features a number of exhibits, including the September 11 Memorial Site. Ten steel girders salvaged from the rubble of the World Trade Center are on display; a formal memorial is in the planning stages. There are miles of hiking trails, dozens of bike paths, and several campsites. The entire garden is a wildlife area where you're likely to see loons, grouse, moose, deer, and beavers.
International music, art and dance performances are regular features of summer programs. Children can participate in craft-making sessions and scavenger hunts and learn about creatures such as monarch butterflies and tadpoles. The area is home to a sports camp for kids on the Canadian side and a music camp on the U.S. side. If you visit in June, you can catch the annual fiddler contest that features a category for children ages eight and younger.
Continue to the next page for details on family vacations to picturesque Fort Abraham Lincoln and Fort Mandan.
International Peace Garden Information:
Address: 10930 Peace Garden Way
Telephone: 701/263-4390, 888/432-6733
Hours of Operation: Dawn - Dusk
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