Mandan takes their slogan, “Where the West Begins,” very seriously. The town started out as the village of the Mandan tribe and hosted Lewis & Clark on their journey. See the keelboat the explorers crossed the Missouri River with, Fort Yates and Double Ditch Indian Village where they passed through, and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.
If it is patriotism you are looking for, be sure to visit the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, which is dedicated to those who have served our country in every branch of the military. The cemetery is located in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, where you can also find a reconstructed version of the former Fort Abraham Lincoln, the Custer House, and the reconstructed On-a-Slant Village for a look back into the Mandan tribe that once inhabited this land.
Visitors can also explore a zoo, art depot, and Native American reservations and landmarks. Mandan offers plenty of dining and shopping and outdoor recreation from camping, hunting and fishing to winter sports and a waterpark. Take advantage of golfing, kayaking, sledding, skiing or snowboarding.
With several community events each year, the most unique is Mandan Rodeo Days every 4th of July, voted the “Best Community Celebration.” Enjoy broncos, art, fireworks and the state’s longest parade. Find out more about where the West begins in Mandan’s reviews.
Mandan has the best 4th of July Parade. I've never seen a parade like this. The city does a wonderful job celebrating the 4th. A must see for all ages.
Great town all year long. From Buggies and Blues to the worlds largest charity softball tournament, and the Fourth of July being the highlight of the summer, with music, the giant parade, Art in the Park and don't forget the Chiefs Govs game at the beautiful Mandan Memorial Ballpark every 3rd and 4th, where else would you want to live!
Spent a week in area. Fortunate to have seen Mandan's July 4th parade and "flea market." Parade was best my wife and I have ever seen
Mandan Rodeo Days assists charities that support military veterans and their families. Each July 3 rodeo is designated “Patriot Night.” Rodeo spectators wear red, white and blue to show support for the U.S. military and participate in the fundraising activities at the rodeo including
helping to “fill the barrel” with cash, buy raffle tickets and bid on auction items to help raise money for charities that support military veterans and their families. All net proceeds from these activities in 2012 will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Mandan Rodeo Committee and its fans have helped raise $11,000 in the past two years for the Salute America’s Heroes Coalition, Service Dogs of America and Soldier Angels.
I love maNDan 4th of july celebration,the best in the USA