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Follow in the footsteps of countless legends who have crossed the plains and visited the places that put North Dakota on the tourist map...
North Dakota is situated in the Midwest region of the USA. The river Missouri flows through western North Dakota and the region is very hilly and sparsely populated, making car hire an essential to any tourists wishing to travel through the state. North Dakota has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment with theatres such as the Empire arts centre and Chester Fritz Auditorium.
North Dakota endures some of the most extreme temperature variations in the USA with rain, snow, hail, blizzards, polar fronts, tornadoes, thunderstorms all common during winter months – keeping blankets inside your rental car in case of a breakdown is wise.
Overlooking the mighty Missouri River, the city of Bismarck sits centrally in the state of North Dakota. It’s the state capital and a great base from which to see the rest of this delightful region. Most visitors will, however, arrive at Grand Forks International Airport, which is a four-hour drive east of Bismarck and an hour north of the largest city in North Dakota – Fargo. Due to North Dakota being such a sparse state, it makes sense to arrange a hire car before you arrive at the airport.
Cheap car hire in North Dakota is widely available if you book in advance, and when you collect your North Dakota car hire at Grand Forks International Airport you are in a prime location to begin exploring.
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With car hire, North Dakota is an inquisitive traveller’s dream, just as it has been for centuries...
“Dakota” is an old Sioux word meaning “friend”. As soon as you’ve been to some of the attractions in the state you’ll understand why the name was coined. North Dakota is as welcoming a place as you’re likely to visit.
A must see attraction in North Dakota is the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge. With over 16,000 acres of lakes, marshes, prairie grasslands, wooded areas and fields, it’s perfect for wildlife watching and fishing.
One of the most unusual visitor attractions can be found an hour south of Grand Forks, near the village of Blanchard. Here you’ll discover the KVLY-TV Tower at a staggering 630m, it’s the world’s tallest TV tower and was once the tallest man-made structure on Earth.
A must-see for anyone even remotely interested in history is the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. You’ll find it an hour’s drive north of Bismarck. The site has a museum and archaeological remains of settlements that have been in the area for thousands of years. It’s also the homeland of the legendary Sakakawea – the Native American girl who famously guided Lewis and Clark in their exploration of the new world.
If you’re looking to get away from it all, then head for Beaver Lake State Park. It’s a 90-minute drive south-east of Bismarck and provides a fantastic opportunity for camping and water sports.