National Parks / Natural World in Fargo

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Ft Ransom
North Dakotas homesteading heritage is preserved at Fort Ransom State Park. The park, nestled in the picturesque and heavily-wooded Sheyenne River Valley, officially opened in July 1979. This park is managed as a natural and scenic area, and is lo...
Arvilla
Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, ...
Minnesota
The Paul Bunyan Trail, over 100 miles in length, covers a large area. The trail now includes 80 paved miles. With 7 segment maps and over 14 individual city maps and descriptions.
Devils Lake
Devils LakeNorth Dakotas largest natural lakeis home to a 1,142-acre park system including Grahams Island State Park and a boat access area on the east side of the lake, named Black Tiger Bay State Recreation Area. The lake is a closed drainage ba...
Devils Lake
This boat access area has two single-lane boat ramps, vault toilet and a large parking area for boat trailers. No overnight camping is permitted.
Wishek
Located on Green Lake, Doyle Memorial is leased by the city of Wishek. The area is popular for camping, fishing and boating. This small prairie park, established in 1925, occupies a peninsula jutting into Green Lake in the rolling farmland of sout...
Wishek
Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the park\'s gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing. The park has a colorful and historic...
Cavalier
Located on the north shore of Lake Renwick, Icelandic State Park offers visitors not only a wide array of recreational opportunities, but also glimpses of North Dakotas homesteading heritage and its natural beauty. Boating, swimming and fishing fo...
Walhalla
Easy to get here... hard to leave. Geologist classify our area as being originally a part of the ocean changed by massive interval upheavals and covered with ice a mile thick. It then was flooded by a lake which covered the present city of Winnipeg...
Mandan
Located in the heart of the North Dakota badlands, Sully Creek is just minutes away from the historic town of Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. This seasonal park is open from April 1 to November 30.
Mobridge
Melting glaciers carved the valley of Hiddenwood Creek. Traditionally, this area was home for several American Indian tribes. In 1927, the Department of Game and Fish used a new technique called an earthen dam to make Lake Hiddenwood, one of the fi...
Center
Located along seven miles of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, North Dakotas Cross Ranch Centennial State Park is rich in both cultural and natural history. The park is purposely left primitive to preserve the lan...
Center
Wind, water and sand... these components sculpted North Dakota\\\'s wildly rugged Little Missouri Breaks Country. Called \\\"Mako Shika\\\" or \\\"where the land breaks\\\" by the Sioux, these unusual land formations offer the state\\\'s most awe-in...
Chaska
A nature playground for the whole family with over 1,100 acres of gardens, woods and trails.
White Bear Township
A nature filled play area in the stunning Ramsey County.
Riverdale
Located on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea, adjacent to Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea State Park offers a wide range of water based recreational activities and facilities. The park has a full service marina, including boat rentals, convenience store...
Bottineau
Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. The...
The Mississippi
(222 Miles)
Saint Paul
Established in 1988, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes 72 miles of the Mississippi River stretching from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey to just south of Hastings. One of the many fun places to go if you're looking for thing...
Saint Croix
(222 Miles)
Saint Croix Falls
St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 252 miles of clean water gliding past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of a human presence. Choose to canoe and camp amid the northwoods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns. This ...
Teddy Bear Park
(229 Miles)
Stillwater
Offers a large, imaginative adventure playground with equipment designed for under 7s, and further open playspace around for older kids to play.
Hastings
At Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, we believe in fostering appreciation and inspiring stewardship of the natural world through quality environmental education, conservation practices, and outdoor experiences for all visitors. The beautiful...
Garrison
ou are invited to experience Lake Sakakawea\\\'s infamous Walleye, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, and salmon fishing. Take in a Lewis and Clark trail site. Maybe hunting pheasants or waterfowl is your game? You will find it all at Indian Hills Reso...
Spirit Lake
Marble Beach\\\'s campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes region.Spirit Lake is the largest natural lake in Iowa and provides some of the best fishing in the state. Crandall\\\'s Beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and...
Menomonie
Two of Dunn County’s premier natural and recreational destinations. Whether bicycling, skiing, hiking, walking or exploring, you will discover miles of spectacular natural beauty.
Kenmare
Des Lacs NWR encompasses more than 19,500 acres along the Des Lacs River from the Canadian border to a point eight miles south of Kenmare, North Dakota. A mix of natural lakes and managed wetlands in the valley provide a haven for migrating and nesti...
Kenmare
Des Lacs NWR encompasses more than 19,500 acres along the Des Lacs River from the Canadian border to a point eight miles south of Kenmare, North Dakota. A mix of natural lakes and managed wetlands in the valley provide a haven for migrating and nesti...
Oronoco
offers a seasonal family day out with pumpkin patch, corn maze, backwoods golf, wagon rides and domesticated animals to visit.
Apostle Islands
(282 Miles)
Bayfield
Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine o...
Sioux City
A visit to Stone Park would not be complete without a visit to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. The center features a variety of interpretive displays, including a "walk-under" prairie, a 400-gallon aquarium of native fish, and natural history diora...
Sioux City
Welcome The Woodbury County Conservation Board invites you to explore nearly 5,000 acres of unique conservation lands. You will find a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from lake fishing to river canoeing, from swimmi...
Epping
This scenic overlook just west of New Town provides views of Four Bears Bridge and Lake Sakakawea. During period of low water, glimpses can be seen of the town of Sanish, now covered by Lake Sakakawea. Interpretive signs about the creation of the ...
Epping
Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas. The park, of course, is named for the Corps ...
Arco
Explore a weird and scenic landscape guaranteed to get the kids' imaginations going, with extensive lava fields and surreal natural features.
Medora
Become a Junior Ranger and member of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Badlands Club. If you are between the ages of 2and 16, and come to the park, ask for a Junior Ranger Journal. Complete the activities and answer the questions while exploring t...
O Neill
Kids who visit the Missouri National Recreational River are in for a treat! Recreational activities abound here. They include hiking, fishing, canoeing, boating, and picnicking, just to name a few.
Manitowish Waters
The North Lakeland Discovery Center is a community-based environmental learning center dedicated to exploring, preserving, and enhancing the Lakeland area\'s natural, cultural, and historic resources. The Center is located on a 66-acre site in the he...
Interior
Containing the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 37-28 million years old, the evolutionary stories of mammals such as the horse and rhinoceros arise from the 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires. Bison, bigh...
Iowa Arboretum
(371 Miles)
Madrid
A visit to the Iowa Arboretum's 378-acre facility located in scenic Boone County is an experience you won't want to miss. This site offers 40 acres developed as a 'Library of Living Plants' showcasing hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers....
Glendive
Makoshika State Park is located in the rugged badlands of eastern Montana in Glendive. The name Makoshika (Ma-ko'-shi-ka) is a variant of a Lakota phrase meaning land of bad spirits or "badlands". Although the area resembles the badlands of the Dak...
Harpers Ferry
There are numerous opportunities for you to enjoy a self-guided tour or join a ranger for a hike, walk, talk or historic demonstration. Most trails are moderately strenuous, however, there are some trails accessible to mobility impaired visitors.
Spook Cave
(377 Miles)
McGregor
An ancient flooded cave you can take a safe but slightly spooky boat trip through! Not a whole day out but a terrific stop the kids will really remember.
Loup Parks
(377 Miles)
Columbus
The District owns, operates and maintains five parks and recreation areas containing 265 acres of land and 1,100 acres of water. These facilities are open to the public from May 1 to November 1 (weather permitting). More than 150,000 people visit the...
Spearfish
Free! Features include 10 acres of grounds, a museum, vintage hardware and period buildings. Educational and fascinating.
Stevens Point
Schmeeckle Reserve is an ideal place for hiking, jogging, biking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife watching, or just relaxing. With over 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a pristine 24-acre lake, a diversity of wildlife species, and a full-service visito...
Marshalltown
Partly a nature preserve, partly a farm, partly an education center, and partly a recreation area, Grimes Farm is an unusual public space that combines a working agricultural operation with the natural environment to show how, through effective conse...
Houghton
Isle Royale
Omaha
Gained from a visit to Lauritzen Gardens today are tranquility, appreciation of nature's beauty and wonder, inspiration for visitors' own gardens and the pleasure of watching the seasons change and garden spaces evolve through time. In the future, c...
Custer
Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!
Weston
Discover the Florida Everglades on a thrilling airboat adventure! Glide over the sawgrass and cattails and let your spirit soar as you hear the stories of this unique environment. Hold an alligator and see a Florida Panther in our exhibit areas featu...
Bellevue
Walking or hiking the trails of Fontenelle Nature Association is an experience unlike any other within the Omaha metro area. FNA owns and manages 2,000 acres of conservation land and 26 miles of marked trails. These unique areas have been protected s...

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Fun places to visit in Fargo with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in North Dakota - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in ND