Mandan, North Dakota

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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"

Description

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.

Wonderful town, love the 4th of July and Buggies and Blues
Reviewed by voltman714
on May 16, 2012
The 4th of July activities are awesome. We always try to make it to the Arts/Crafts Fair in the park, and I've watched the fireworks and seen the huge parade. It is not only on the 4th that the town is patriotic, just walking down Main Street and seeing the shops, flags, etc. you know the community is committed to patriotism.
Reviewed by Tutanka
on May 16, 2012
wonderful small town....great people'
Reviewed by chicad
on May 16, 2012
Best 4th of July In the world.
Reviewed by Nicfleck33
on May 16, 2012
4 days of elaboration with rodeos, Art in the Park, parade, kiddies parade among many other activities
Reviewed by pamgal
on May 16, 2012
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