- The list below includes 35 free or cheap things to do in or near Mandan, North Dakota, including 29 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Lake, Maze and Art Gallery.
- From Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park to Crown Butte Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mandan and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bismarck, Medora and New Salem.
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At the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, visitors can see part of the fort, where Custer left from to take his last stand against the Sioux Indians, known in history as Custer's Last Stand. Visitors can also see a reconstructed Indian village.
Dog Town Dog Park is a fenced in park that allows dogs and other pets to run around and socialize. The park is open daily from 5:00am to 11:00pm and has resources for owners including bag dispensers, trash cans, and parking.
The Mandan Indians built a village of about 86 earthworks homes in this area about 1575. About 1781, the village was abandoned after a smallpox outbreak, but visitors can visit reconstructed homes filled with artifacts.
Open every day from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the N.D. State Railroad Museum covers the railroad-based history of the entire state. The building that houses the collection was donated by the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1984.
The journey undertaken by the Fort Lincoln Trolley runs along nine miles of railroad track from the Heart River to the Fort Lincoln State Park. There are several trolleys that carry guests, but one of the most popular is a restored 1890s streetcar.