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In 1804, Lewis and Clark arrived near present-day Bismarck and built Fort Mandan, their winter encampment. It was also here that they met Sacagawea, the wife of a French-Canadian fur trapper who traveled with them from this point on toward the Pacific Ocean. She served as an interpreter and a guide as the party explored this new territory.
Today, Bismarck still calls to the adventurers and explorers. Located in the heart of North Dakota along the Missouri river, the vast, open plains stretch to the horizon, punctuated occasionally with lakes and sloping hills.
There’s more to Bismarck than raw natural beauty. This gem on the Great Plains is the capital of North Dakota, the county seat of Burleigh County, and the second-largest city in the state. Government plays a major role in Bismarck’s economic stability; other employers include the retail and health care industries.
If you are ready to follow in the footsteps of the brave early settlers who helped grow the Dakota Territory and rent an apartment in Bismarck, here’s what you need to know about this wild and wonderful city.
Things to Do in Bismarck:
The rolling hills of the Plains offer some great sledding opportunities, and parks in Bismarck with sledding hills include Rosa Young Park, Lions Park, Jaycee Centennial Park, Duemeland Park, and Tom O’Leary Golf Course and Sledding Hill. Other popular activities in area parks include skating, hockey, cross-country skiing, curling, disc golf, fishing, soccer, and swimming.
Situated along the Missouri River, Bismarck also has several scenic overlooks, as well as boating and fishing opportunities to enjoy. There are also several hiking trails, including Sertoma Park Trail, which runs along the river, and Pebble Creek Trail, which crosses over three bridges. Century Bark Park features three dog parks – Big Paws Field for dogs over 30 pounds, Wiggly Field for dogs less than 30 pounds, and Fetch Field – an obedience and training area open to all dogs and their owners.
Bismarck takes advantage of its wild beauty by offering over 2,000 acres of parks, miles of biking trails, boat launches, and places to hunt and fish. Bismarck contains several golf courses and a variety of historic parks.
Settled in 1872, Bismarck’s intriguing history involves the discovery of gold in the Black Hills, its early days as a territory, and as a hub for Lewis and Clark. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park explores the area’s rich history with reconstructed military buildings, the Custer House, and the On-a-Slant Indian village. In 1575, the Mandan Indian tribe chose this location along the Missouri and Heart rivers to establish a village. Everything was fine for the next 200 years, and then a smallpox epidemic wiped out most of the tribe. The remaining tribe members moved north. Near the site of the abandoned village in 1872, a military post was established and eventually named Fort Abraham Lincoln.
When the Northern Pacific Railway expanded into North Dakota in 1873, the fort gained its first commander – Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer. He remained at Fort Abraham Lincoln until 1876, when he and all of his men in the US 7th Cavalry Regiment died at the Battle of Little Bighorn, or as it is often called, “Custer’s Last Stand.” The park was established in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt, and today offers the historic museum, the fort, living history tours, campgrounds, a gift shop, a coffee house, and picnic areas. Activities in the park include horseback tours, hiking, and fishing.
The site of the Mandan village is now the Double Ditch Indian Village, an impressive archeological site that was already in ruins when Lewis & Clark discovered in in 1802.
Another great destination you’ll want to explore after finding your apartment in Bismarck is Buckstop Junction, a historic town with building dating back to 1875. Take a tour, go shopping in the vintage shop, or attend the Corn Feed & Old Settler’s Day in August.
Cross Ranch State Park is located along the Missouri River and contains seven miles of undeveloped, free-flowing river. The park is ideal for boating, camping, and hiking the extensive trail system. The park also rents canoes, kayaks, snowshoes, and cross-country skis.
Other fascinating and historical locations include Chief Looking’s Village Historic Site, Mandan Holy Hills, Standing Rock Agency Stockade, and Fort Yates.
Of course, Bismarck has a variety of other attractions that aren’t based in history. The Dakota Zoo, for example, is a terrific destination. The zoo is located in Sertoma Park along the Missouri River. As the largest zoo in North Dakota, it contains more than 600 animals. Of course, with Lewis and Clark playing such a huge part of North Dakota’s history, it is even here at the zoo if you want it – the zoo encourages visitors to look for animals Lewis and Clark may have seen on their expedition – they collected information on about 122 different animal, reptile, bird, and fish species.
The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is another fantastic destination. This large museum includes galleries, exhibit spaces, and thousands of artifacts. See dinosaur tracks, life-size skeletons of the T-Rex and Triceratops, and learn more about the Native Americans lived in the Northern Plains. The newest addition to the museum was added in 2015 – the Treehouse. Designed especially for children, it includes hands-on activities, exhibits, a treehouse lookout, a Main Street, a steamboat, and more – all scaled down to child-size.
What to Consider When Moving to Bismarck:
Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. The government is the city’s largest employer and the capitol building, the largest building in the city, towers over the rest of downtown. Downtown Bismarck is the urban hub with shopping plazas, a major mall, restaurants, the Bismarck Civic Center, and other businesses.
For those considering a move to Bismarck, don’t worry about the weather. With the average summer temperature around 75 degrees and the average winter temperature in the upper teens, the weather won’t keep you from loving your new Bismarck apartment. As for snow – it is just enough to make the landscape beautiful, but not as much as you may think. Bismarck averages less than 50 inches a year.
Why Bismarck Apartments Are Hot:
This capital city is filled with terrific destinations, a fantastic setting ideal for outdoor adventures, and fascinating history. When you find your apartment in Bismarck, you’ll be able to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle in a city filled with great shops, restaurants, museums, and theaters. Bismarck offers beautiful parks and hiking and biking trails so you can get out and enjoy the city. Just as the adventurers long ago discovered, Bismarck is a wild and wonderful location. Apartments in Bismarck are hot because this city calls to the adventurer … so answer the call now and start living in Bismarck!
- The North Dakota Heritage Center covers 100 million years of history, starting with fossils of dinosaurs found in the area.
- Golfing is a major pastime in North Dakota, with several golf courses such as the Lewis and Clark Golf Trail.
- Sertoma Park is home to the Dakota Zoo, the largest zoo in North Dakota on over 90 acres and featuring 125 species.
- Enjoy summers at Raging Rivers Waterpark, complete with speed slides and tube slides, and at Super Slide Amusement Park.
- Shopping in Bismarck includes Kirkwood Mall, Gateway Fashion Mall, and Pinehurst Square.
- Bismarck is home to the University of Mary, United Tribes Technical College, and Bismarck State College.
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- Bismarck State College
- United Tribes Tech College
- University of Mary