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.

Great parade and Arts and kraft show, also has boating fishing and site seeing close by. across the river is the Capitol !!
Reviewed by Anton
on May 16, 2012
Best place to be on the 4th of July!!! Grew up here all my life and have traveled to other places over the holiday but nothing compares to my hometown!!!
Reviewed by JenBuechel
on May 16, 2012
Mandan has the most awesome 4th of July events! Between the Art in the Park, rodeo, fireworks displays, & the yearly parade there are more than enough events that make this town a wonderful patriotic city!! Love Mandan!
Reviewed by MelissaKovash
on May 16, 2012
Mandan has the greatest 4th of July celebration. The Art in the Park, the food, the rodeo, the fireworks. Can't beat Mandan, ND.
Reviewed by teamroper47
on May 16, 2012
Mandan is a nice clean city. The citizens are very civic minded and take excelent care of their beautiful town.
Reviewed by Nussa
on May 16, 2012
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