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Salem Sue: The World's Largest Holstein Cow in New Salem, North Dakota | North Dakota Roadside Attractions

The 10 Best North Dakota Roadside Attractions

Are you planning a North Dakota road trip and want to find all the best North Dakota roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’re driving across I-94 from Fargo to Bismarck or veering off the well-traveled paths, you won’t want to miss these ten must-see places to go in North Dakota. They’re fun road trip stops and great additions to your travel itinerary or...

Alley 5.5: Bismarck Art Alley in North Dakota - Street art and Murals in Bismarck, North Dakota

Alley 5.5: Bismarck Art Alley in North Dakota

Color, community…cows. If you’re looking for murals in Bismarck, North Dakota, you will find them at Alley 5.5: Bismarck Art Alley. Bismarck Art Alley is an actual alley in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota that features commissioned street art from a multitude local artists. The project brings life to what otherwise would be a boring, drab, alley and celebrates...

Bird Up Mural in Downtown Fargo, North Dakota | Street Art in Fargo, North Dakota

Bird Up Mural in Downtown Fargo, North Dakota

A little birdie told me that you might just love this Fargo, North Dakota mural. Titled Bird Up, this mural in Downtown Fargo covers a building at 409 Broadway N. The street art was completed in 2018 by local artist Hideuhs. The mural is the artist’s fifth and features a man’s face with a toothy grin and a grill made from utility boxes on the building; a...

Butter the Octopus Mural in Fargo, North Dakota by artist Olivia Bain - Fargo street art in North Dakota

Butter the Octopus Mural in Fargo, North Dakota

As you walk around Fargo, North Dakota you’ll encounter a lot of interesting street art and murals. From the Fargo Mario Wall (a Super Mario Bros mural) to the Bird Up mural to an expressive art alley to a pair of angel wings, the city has been taken over with colorful, interactive walls. Walls like this, the Butter the Octopus Mural in Fargo, North Dakota...

Sandy the World's Largest Sandhill Crane in Steele, North Dakota | North Dakota Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Sandhill Crane in Steele, North Dakota

The typical sandhill crane measures in at about 47.2 inches and weighs between 119.9 and 172.8 ounces. The World’s Largest Sandhill Crane measures in at 40 feet and weighs about 4.5 tons. Meet Sandy, a giant Sandhill Crane who lives in Steele, North Dakota. She is the biggest crane in the world and is made out of rolled sheet metal and was built in 1998/99 by...

National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, North Dakota

National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, North Dakota

If you’re stopping in Jamestown, North Dakota to see the World’s Largest Buffalo Monument be sure to plan time to stay awhile to learn more about the magnificent American Bison behind the roadside attraction at the National Buffalo Museum. The National Buffalo Museum features informative displays and exhibits on the history of the bison (American Buffalo)...

Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota | Roadside Attractions in North Dakota

Frontier Village in Jamestown, North Dakota

You might come to visit Jamestown, North Dakota to see the World’s Largest Buffalo Monument, but you shouldn’t stop there. Surrounding the big bison is another roadside attraction worth your time: Frontier Village. Frontier Village consists of a block worth of old-timey buildings done up to resemble a historic row. They are filled with artifacts of...

World's Largest Buffalo Monument in Jamestown, North Dakota | North Dakota Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Buffalo Monument in Jamestown, ND

The World’s Largest Buffalo Monument in Jamestown, North Dakota, is a must-see road trip stop for any roadside attraction lover! At 26 feet tall, 46 feet long, and weighing in at 60 tons, this big bison is certainly a site to behold! The World’s Largest Buffalo is modeled after a male American bison… just on a slightly bigger scale (in fact, he is...

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