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 grew up in Mandan and looked forward to the parade every year - now I have my own children and we are part of the parade through our church and I still look forward to it every year!! Go Mandan!
Reviewed by bettyal
on May 14, 2012
The Fourth of July parade is amazing. Many tractors and horses to be seen.
Reviewed by mhartwig
on May 14, 2012
I gew up in North Dakota, moved to the "big city", & came back 5 years ago. I LOVE the 4th of July in Mandan! The Parade, the Art in the Park, reunions, BBQ's, boating on the river, & watching fireworks from every direction late into the night. There's nothing like it anywhere!
Reviewed by Kristikraft
on May 14, 2012
The best Fourth of July events in this part of the country!
Reviewed by LindaLang
on May 14, 2012
Mandan is the most beautiful and patriotic little city in America. The people are the greatest.
Reviewed by jghamkens@q.com
on May 14, 2012
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