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Bismark
Raging Rivers Waterpark and SpeedWorld Golf & Games is a family entertainment complex offering a full day of family fun featuring five major attractions...a water park, sprint car & grand prix go-cart tracks, mini-golf, lazer tag and video arcade, al...
Grand Forks
This 40,000 square foot indoor waterpark includes a variety of slides, activity pools, a lazy river, an adult hot tub and the kiddies' play area pool.
Bismarck
The Dakota Zoo began with the 67 acre Marc and Betty Christianson Farm located at what was then the north edge of Bismarck. Initially, the Christianson Farm operated as a kennel for the boarding of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses and,...
Fargo
When you visit the Zoo you will see many animals that are rarely seen at other zoos such as Tanuki, East Caucasian Tur, White-lipped Deer and Pallas Cats. Of course, we also include many other more familiar animals like Meerkats, Tamarins and Bison a...
Wahpeton
Chahinkapa Zoo is committed to providing clean and green natural habitats for its animal residents and aesthetic and educational leisure for its zoo visitors. Over 200 animals and birds of 60 different species including fossa, otters, bison, monkeys,...
Minot
- home to more than 200 mammals, birds, and reptiles from around the world. The children's zoo, otter exhibit, giraffe and African penguins are a hit with visitors of all ages. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Jamestown
Annual family and child oriented covered wagon train adventure, featuring history talks, camping, nature lore, saddle horses permitted.
Fargo
- has go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, and arcades. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Dakota
East Grand Forks
Many people have volunteered to help build this wonderful playground. Some of the people have their names on some of the wood that you can find around different parts of the playground.
Dickinson
This 13,400 sq. ft. museum contains 11 full-scale dinosaurs in the museum displayed in a Triassic-Cretaceous time continuum and 3 full-scale dinosaurs outside. The exhibit includes a real Triceratops skeleton and one of the best Triceratops skulls ev...
Minot
The Minot Art Gallery moved to the Taube Museum of Art in August of 1997. It has exhibits all year round with the Student Art Show an important event. The Taube Museum of Art offers children and adult art classes and encourages school and organizati...
Bismarck
- ND's only hands-on science center! It is our goal to offer high quality activities and exhibits to teachers, students and the general public. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Dakota
Jamestown
The National Buffalo Museum is a 6000 square foot facility housed in a rustic log building at the Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota. The Museum collection portrays the cultural and natural history of bison and the Great Plains, from prehist...
Fargo
The Children's Museum was created as a special place for children and families. The more than 50 hands-on exhibits are designed to engage, educate, stimulate creativity, and encourage interaction between the child and the exhibit as well as the chi...
Grand Forks
The North Dakota Museum of Art strives to bring the best in regional, national and international art to the people of the Great Plains. In a little-known geographic region of the world, we have dedicated ourselves to enriching cultural life through v...
South Fargo
When approached with the idea of creating a museum in his honor, New York Yankee outfielder Roger Maris, who hailed from Fargo, initially declined out of humility. Eventually, though, he would say, "Put it where people will see it, and where they won...
Bowman
The museum is a regional research and repository for history from within 100 miles of Bowman, ND. We have departments active in Archaeological, Genealogical and Paleontological research as well as preservation collections relating to local history. ...
Fargo
Come and visit the Fargo Air Museum and see these beautiful Aircraft on display. We have the aircraft. Help us build a home to share them with you.
Minot
shows the story of aviation history. In addition to a replica of the Wright Flyer, the museum displays military and civilian aircraft from 1928 to the present. There are exhibits, narratives, uniforms, memorabilia, paintings, photographs and a gift...
Jamestown
The Stutsman County Memorial Museum is housed in the Lutz Mansion,built in 1907 by a lumber man. Because of this, all of the rooms have woodwork of different styles and materials. The museum has a number of rooms based on different themes such as "T...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
Jamestown
The herd owned by the National Buffalo Museum is the only one in the world to have three white buffalo! These albino bison are the only ones in the world to have been DNA tested as all bison. These wild buffalo roam on over 200 acres and are sacred ...
Bowman
Four generations of our family have been Our guests come to see ranch life first hand, participate in ranch activities, commune with nature, and relax. Many ride horse, hike, learn about the geology, biology, and the abundance of wildlife.
South Heart
Peaceful Valley is surrounded by colorful badland country with wild horses, bison, mule deer,white tail deer, elk, coyote, eagles, and prairie dogs.
Dunseith
For over 70-years the International Peace Garden has made our region a more beautiful place to live offering countless educational resources through the arts and athletics while providing a picturesque natural landscape.
Bismarck
Youll always find something new to see at the North Dakota Heritage Center. Throughout the building special galleries showcase the diverse collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Unique temporary exhibits demonstrate an infinite ...
West Fargo
An historic village of over 40 buildings depicting life in the Red River Valley in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Travel back to the time when our bonanza farm homes dotted the Prairie.
Bismarck
- continues the proud tradition of the great river steamers that have traveled the Mighty Missouri River from St. Louis to the trading posts of the great northwest since the 1830s. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...
Mandan
Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this fort that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition ...
Washburn
Reconstructed Fort Mandan rests in the riparian forests of the Missouri River. The refurnished rooms of this full size replica depict the equipage of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and provide the realistic setting for a grand learning experience. On-s...
Mandan
Located north of Bismarck along the Missouri River, Double Ditch Indian Village is considered one of the most important of the Mandan Indian earthlodge villages that dotted the Missouri River region. Today, the state of North Dakota manages two areas...
Jamestown
An active military fort from 1872-1877, Ft. Seward was the military outpost that Jamestown sprang out of. The site now houses an interpretive center displaying artifacts excavated from the grounds during archaeological digs.

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Fun places to visit in North Dakota with kids

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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