Mandan, North Dakota


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3555 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
32 Votes - "Friendliest"
13 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
5 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"


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.

so many events, something for everyone, on the 4th
Reviewed by hunter1219
on May 24, 2012
Mandan is the best! Especially over the Fourth of July. It is a sea of red, white and blue for the parade, the rodeo and Art in the Park.
Reviewed by minnie
on May 24, 2012
I love maNDan 4th of july celebration,the best in the USA
Reviewed by milkman
on May 24, 2012
maNDan has the best 4th of July celebration there is. The parade is outstanding. Not only is the parade a big hit, art in the park and the rodeo are two other favorites attended by many people. And all of this is topped off with a huge display of fireworks. What more would you want? Its a all day event for all ages. Come ready to celebrate.
Reviewed by biseman
on May 17, 2012
Best Independence Day Celebration is in maNDan!
Reviewed by cschaff
on May 17, 2012
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