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.

The 4th of July parade is so much fun.
Reviewed by AmberPrestriedge
on May 15, 2012
Mandan is the best for the 4th of July - HUGE parade, amazing rodeo, art in the park, food, music, fireworks, and fun. It is a must-see for all!
Reviewed by Guillermo97
on May 15, 2012
I love my home town espically during the 4th of July. The rodeo is the best, our fireworks are amazing starting around 9pm on the 4th, it doesn't matter in what direction you look there are wonderful fireworks in the air, with the main display starting at 10. They are in tune to music and last for over an hour. It is truely a surreal evening. Mandan, ND know how to celebrate the 4th of July.
Reviewed by snickers
on May 15, 2012
Go, Mandan, North Dakota!
Reviewed by Yohometown
on May 15, 2012
Spent time in Mandan in the mid 80's and loved it.
Reviewed by shell97230
on May 15, 2012
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Population

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