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 is a nice clean city. The citizens are very civic minded and take excelent care of their beautiful town.
Mandan has the greatest 4th of July celebration. The Art in the Park, the food, the rodeo, the fireworks. Can't beat Mandan, ND.
Great small/big town. Has a small water park and lots of access to the Missouri river and its awesome fishing. The dirt track racing at the race track is great along with the rodeo during the 4thflooding of July celebration.
Beautiful, clean, friendly, homie!
In over 16 years my family and I have never missed a Fourth of July Parade in Mandan. I never go out of town at that time of the year because I know MANY MANY classmates who have moved away are coming back to Mandan for the Fourth!! God Bless America!!