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 Fourth of July Parade is always the best
Reviewed by JamieVetter
on May 11, 2012
Mandan ND is the best place to be over the 4th of July. It's streets are decorated, it has the most awesome parade that brings in thousands of people. The rodeo has been here forever on the 4th and the fireworks displays are spectacular!
Reviewed by suekruckenberg
on May 10, 2012
Our Independence Day Parade, coupled with Rodeo Days, is a national bestseller!
Reviewed by karmen
on May 10, 2012
Visiting Mandan during their 4th of July celebration is a must!
Reviewed by bvojacek
on May 10, 2012
Truly the Land of the Free, and the home of the Braves
Reviewed by elvisbdking
on May 10, 2012
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