Mandan, North Dakota


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"


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.

Amazing town.. proud to be part of the community
Reviewed by Pamg
on May 8, 2012
Everywhere you turn in the town, you're sure to find someone to say hello, or take you, as opposed to showing you, where you need to go. It's small enough to still be homey, but has enough urban flair so you aren't bored. Plus great schools, shops, and food. Mandan is certainly a gem of a town.
Reviewed by BIGSchnickle
on May 3, 2012
Mandan is a Great mix of wealth and modest living where the gateway to the west meets rural America and Big industry like coal, oil, wind power and main street. All along the beautifull Missouri river and just minutes from General Custer's home.
Reviewed by Syd Stewart
on May 3, 2012
Best place to be to celebrate our nation's independence!
Reviewed by phateica
on May 3, 2012
Mandan is a town on the move! Come join us, if you can handle us!
Reviewed by slackin
on April 27, 2012
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