North Dakota – Rough Rider Country

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North Dakota Roughrider Postcard. Available at Legends’ General Store.

From outdoor adventures to scenic wonders, cultural attractions, and an authentic taste of the Western experience, North Dakota has several outstanding activities to thrill almost any traveler. Pick up the historic trail of some of America’s greatest legends, including Lewis and ClarkSitting Bull, and George Armstrong Custer, as you retrace their footsteps of the past.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, horseback riding, and more at North Dakota’s 17 state parks. Take in the views at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, where you will see majestic Badlands scenery and wildlife viewing. North Dakota’s reputation among outdoor adventurers is legendary, from world-class walleye and perch fishing to unbeatable upland game, waterfowl, and big game.

If you enjoy culture, check out North Dakota’s museums, art galleries, theaters, real Indian powwows, and pioneer heritage.

From the wide eyes of a child to wishing to relive the past, North Dakota offers something for everyone!

Welcome to Legends of the Rough Riders!

Kathy Alexander

North Dakota Flag – The dark blue field displays a bald eagle holding an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its claws. In its beak, the eagle carries a ribbon with the words “One nation made up of many states.” The shield on its breast has thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen states. The fan-shaped design above the eagle represents the birth of a new nation, the United States. The name “North Dakota” appears on a red scroll below the eagle.

© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated February 2024.

Hidatsa Lodge, Knife River, North Dakota. Photo by Kathy Alexander.

Hidatsa Lodge, Knife River, North Dakota. Photo by Kathy Alexander.

Some of our material for North Dakota comes from the following:

North Dakota Tourism
North Dakota State Historical Society
Prairie Public

Also See:

Destinations Across America

National Parks

United States Geography

U.S. States