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.

Mandan is a great American City where the people work hard and are proud to be american, the fourth of July activities are great! the best parade where people line the streets to show respect for the United States of America, Art in the park is fantastic, the rodeo shows us how the west was tamed and the fireworks can't be beat, if you are looking for a place to spend the fourth of July... Mandan is it! And the cool thing is it is all done with volunteers working because they love their community and the great United States of America, GOD BLESS THE USA (we are not afraid to say that here)
Reviewed by 9snickers
on September 17, 2012
Mandan celebrates Independence Day in a huge way, but also is home to the N.D. Veterans Cemetery and supports patriotism year-round.
Reviewed by EllenH
on September 17, 2012
Seriously, if you know anything about Mandan, you know that everyone here loves America.
Reviewed by nickturitto
on September 17, 2012
Three words... Mandan is awesome!
Reviewed by JadenTBender90
on September 17, 2012
Mandan is awesome! The Independence celebration cannot be beat with Art in the Park, three days of rodeo, children's events, the largest parade in the state and an awe-inspiring fireworks display. But, the patriotism doesn't just show on the 4th of July. Mandan is a city that supports our troops year-around. We have the Veteran's Cemetary, which is a beautiful memorial to our fallen soldiers, in addition to Ft. Abraham Lincoln, the start of the Old Red Trail and so much more. Mandan is definitely one of America's best-kept secrets.
Reviewed by alimae
on September 17, 2012
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