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.

I love this town. If you aren't a member of the military, then you're probably a family member of one and proudly display an American flag outside your home.
Reviewed by breanna.kraft
on May 15, 2012
The BEST little town in the country. Friendly people, great community spirit and the most fun you can have on the 4th of July!
Reviewed by sadiJ16
on May 15, 2012
4th of July here is the most amazing day of the year! I haven't missed one yet, and never plan to!
Reviewed by Kararae
on May 15, 2012
great place to live and work
Reviewed by wolfie123
on May 15, 2012
Best place to spend 4th of July! Ever!
Reviewed by Fred86
on May 15, 2012
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