- Our list of the best things to do in Mandan, North Dakota, features the top 50 nearby activities — including 15 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Mandan, ND has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 27 things to do within the city of Mandan, ND , followed by 25 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bismarck, Medora and New Salem
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4480 Ft. Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND 58554 MoreLess Info
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.
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 wildly popular Raging Rivers Water Park in Mandan, North Dakota is just the place to cool off after a long, hot summer day. Its most popular features include slides, an artificial river for tubing, a wave pool and a special section for the park's youngest visitors.
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.
Several events in the Mandan area are held at the Dacotah Centennial Park venue. It is home to the local race track known as the Dacotah Speedway, annual community events like the Mandan Rodeo Days and Art in the Park, and hosts numerous concerts throughout the year.
Five Nations Gallery houses a vast collection of authentic Native American art and craftwork from tribes of the upper Missouri River area. The gallery is part of the old Northern Pacific Railroad Depot and is enjoyed by visitors from all over the world.