NORTH DAKOTA

The 39th state.
Capital: Bismark
Motto: Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable
Flower: Prairie rose
Bird: Western meadowlark

BREWERIES

Better when you get it from the source

 

Fargo

At Fargo Brewing, we strive to embody the culture we want to live and work in. We put pride in beer, love into our events, and community in hearts. Our staff comes from all walks of life, but they truly personify the craft culture that Fargo Brewing stands for. Come meet the crew at the FBC and see what the difference is between a job and a way of life.

Fargo

Beer is our craft, but Drekker is about more than the contents of a glass. It’s about what happens when a few of those glasses get raised together. It’s about doing what you want to do, in a cool place, with people you want to be with. Drekker is about you after all. We love that you’d care enough to join us, and we can’t wait to see where this voyage goes when a couple more beers get raised together. Valhalla can wait.

Minot

Souris River Brewing was started because a group of local people believed there was something missing in Minot - an establishment focused on premium, craft-brewed beers and natural, made-from-scratch food that embodies what North Dakota is all about.
Souris River Brewing is Minot's first Brewpub and Restaurant that focuses on sourcing ingredients from our local and regional suppliers, thereby strengthening our community economic base and fostering good will between our regions' great people.
Were proud to be from right here in Minot, supporting other local businesses whenever we can, and being active members of the local business community.

Grand Forks

Rhombus Guys’ has a 15-barrel brewhouse equipped with four 30-barrel fermenters and a 30-barrel brite tank. His beers will be traditional renditions of popular styles including ambers, IPAs, pale ales, and stouts that will complement the restaurant’s food offerings.
The menu at the brewpub is a clear departure from the Rhombus Guys Pizza concept. Instead of pizza and beer, they seek to elevate classic bar fare with the area’s first gastropub. Porter-braised pulled pork, fish and chips, shrimp and grits, and warm pretzels from scratch are just a few of the options that will be available.

Bismarck

All of the construction is done and we now have a Laughing Sun location on each side of the Missouri River! Laughing Sun Bismarck features a 100-seat tap room, 70-seat covered patio, and our 20-barrel brewhouse. Laughing Sun Mandan features a 50-seat ale and smokehouse. At both locations you can enjoy Laughing Sun beer on tap, a full menu featuring Taylor Made BBQ, and a Sun Stage for live music.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy Nature

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Medora

When Theodore Roosevelt came to Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883, he was a skinny, young, spectacled dude from New York. He could not have imagined how his adventure in this remote and unfamiliar place would forever alter the course of the nation. The rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here would help shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.

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North central North Dakota

Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is one of over 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System - a network of lands set aside and managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service specifically for wildlife. The Refuge System is a living heritage, conserving wildlife and habitat for people today and generations to come. Upper Souris NWR lies in the beautiful Souris River Valley of northwestern North Dakota and extends for nearly 35 miles along the Souris River corridor. This 32,092-acre Refuge, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is an important unit in a series of national wildlife refuges in the great waterfowl migration corridor known as the Central Flyway.

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Watford City

North Dakota, especially in the wondrously sculpted badland areas of the west, has a fantastic variety of concretions and nodules. Some are the size and shape of petrified logs, while others, perched atop pedestals of softer sediments that they shield from erosion, have lens or disk shapes. Some - like the classic cannonballs - are perfectly spherical. Still others form black iron-like masses that weather out as a protective lag, or armor, on badland slopes; or are widely scattered, such as the soft, transparent nodules of selenite and the bronze-colored marcasite nodules; some even contain fossils of inestimable value in understanding paleogeographic environments. Like all good things geological, concretions and nodules are interesting in their own right, and also contain evidence geologists can use to better understand the geologic history of an area.
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Fort Ransom

Taking its name from a 1860s military fort, Fort Ransom State Park is located in the midst of the scenic and heavily wooded Sheyenne River Valley. The river provides abundant opportunities for canoeing, fishing and bird watching, while within the park can be found a short segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail. During the summer, horseback riding and camping are favorite activities, while cross-country skiing is a popular winter sport. A farmstead within the park is the setting for the annual Sodbuster Days celebration with demonstrations and exhibits of homesteading life.

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New Town

This scenic overlook just west of New Town provides views of Four Bears Bridge and Lake Sakakawea. During periods of low water, glimpses can be seen of the town of Sanish, now covered by Lake Sakakawea.

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Amboy

Hike through badlands terrain and dry washes as you experience a variety of habitats. Take along a trail brochure, available at the trailhead, to learn as you adventure.  The first 0.75 miles of this trail consists of the Caprock Coulee Nature Trail. The trail becomes more strenuous as it climbs to the top of a grassy butte, follows a ridgeline with incredible views, and descends back down.

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Devils Lake

Grahams Island State Park is located on the ever-changing shores of Devils Lake. This hidden treasure is heavily wooded and surrounded by miles of lakeshore.  Campers will enjoy the large shaded campsites, in one of the only nonseasonal campgrounds in the area. 
The unique landscape of the lake makes it a hot spot for world-class fishing. The park hosts numerous national and regional fishing tournaments during the year. Grahams Island caters to anglers with an array of resources including a bait shop, a four-lane boat ramp, and a fish cleaning station.
Visitors can enjoy a day on the lake, take a stroll on the hiking trails, swimming at the beach or hang out at the visitors center. In the winter, visitors can explore over 3 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, explore the park on snowshoes and have excellent access to the lake for ice fishing activities.

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Medora

Wind Canyon Trail is a very easy kid friendly hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park that rewards hikers with spectacular scenery. The parks says "enjoy hiking this nature trail alongside a wind sculpted canyon as you climb to the best view of the Little Missouri River the South Unit has to offer. Another ranger favorite for sunsets!" This hike is in the park's southern unit. There is camping available in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Cottonwood Campground is in the TRNP south unit and the Juniper Campground is located in the north unit. There is camping available in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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Bismark

The Maah Daah Hey trail system showcases some of our country’s most unique and breathtaking terrain. Majestic plateaus, jagged peaks and valleys, large expanses of rolling prairie, and rivers intertwine to offer the adventurous outdoors enthusiast a taste of pure, unadulterated badlands.

 

WINERIES

Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.

 

Burlington

Pointe of View Winery dba Jeff Taylor Distillery since 2009 currently has a limited release of our corn whiskey available. This is our third batch. First introduced in 2010 it became the first North Dakota made commercial whiskey. Also available right now is our gin and in the next thirty days our vodka and rhubarb vodka will be back in stock. All of our products are produced in small limited releases and made available only at our tasting room and occasionally at offsite festivals.

Mapleton

4e Winery grew out of a passion by winemaker Greg Cook to craft quality wines from pure northern prairie ingredients. He and his wife, Lisa, purchased their historic farmstead property for the winery in 2012 and have been working on their dream ever since. Greg has been an avid home wine maker since 2000 labeling his craft as Cook Prairie Wines. He has a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry and has been a professor of chemistry at North Dakota State University since 1996. He and his wife Lisa have embarked on building a dream winery to share the experience of North Dakota wines with everyone.

Buffalo

The Red Trail Vineyard is named after the historically significant Old Red Trail, one of the first established routes for automobile travel through the northern part of the United States.  It stretched from Seattle, WA to New York, NY and passed just on the north side of the Vineyard.  Through the years, many Native American artifacts have been found near the Vineyard and along the Old Red Trail, some of which are on display in the Tasting Room at Red Trail Vineyard.  The Vineyard estate is bordered on the west and the south by Buffalo Creek, and is 200 feet above the Maple River Valley.  The area is surrounded by trees, some old and some new, and is sloped slightly to the south.

Casselton

How did that happen? Everyone seems to ask that. Maple River Winery was registered with the Secretary of State in North Dakota on March 19, 2001. Over 10 years ago!!!! Our focus was to utilize North Dakota fruit in making traditional wines in small batches like our ancestors did. Many people have visited our winery with stories about their parents and how they would make wine. After sampling our chokecherry or rhubarb wine, every now and then we will see a tear in their eye...."This is just like my mother used to make it." is a common statement we experience. Our craftmanship and respect for our heritage has earned us numerous recognitions throughout the United States.

Carrington

Barnard Griffin has cultivated strong partnerships with vineyards and viticulturists throughout the Columbia Valley. Situated in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, the Columbia Valley accounts for 99% of viniferous acreage in Washington. The rain shadow along with the cataclysmic events of the Missoula Floods contribute to the diversity of soil in the Columbia Valley. Most sites are situated below floodwater, where soil is sandy with loess over basalt, creating well aerated soil ideal for viticulture. Columbia Valley also has warm, dry temperatures and ample sunlight. This allows for a high amount of control in grape development for both viticulturists and winemakers. Being one of the first winemakers in the state, Rob has learned how to select optimal vineyard sites.  The vineyard site, along with careful attention to detail, delivers overall consistency and high quality fruit.
Nearly half of Barnard Griffin’s wine production comes from our estate vineyard, Caroway, while the remaining fruit is sourced from some of the best vineyards in Washington State.

Dickinson

Fluffy Fields offers a down to earth relaxing experience. The tasting room features daily wine tastings, wine by the glass or bottle, select draft beer by the jar, along with a small tasting room menu that changes with the seasons to give you new & fresh choices. Enjoy a glass of wine with friends on the outdoor patio or a beautiful ND sunset by a nice fire. Weather permitting, take a tour of our winery or vineyard and garden areas, or just wander around and enjoy the variety of seating areas throughout the property. Ask a Fluffy Fields team member if interested in a tour of our property or if you have any questions about our wine and wine process, maps are also available to assist in guiding you through the vines and gardens. Our mission is to serve you great wine paired with great foods & to give you a place to relax with good company.

Fargo

Prairie Rose is Fargo's first meadery. Prairie Rose Meadery is owned and operated by Susan and Bob Ruud. In 2013 they won the gold medal in the traditional mead category at the National Homebrew Competition. They also won the gold medal in the same category in 2006.
Our goal is to blend our love of North Dakota and our love of Mead to give our customers an aroma and palate sensation like no other. We take great pride in our products and know that when you taste a sample of our Mead you will be able to tell this.
Prairie Rose Meadery produces Traditional Mead (honey only), Melomel (Fruit Mead) and Metheglin (Spiced Mead) using ingredients mostly from North Dakota. Their mead is available in bottles and by the glass at their tasting room at the meadery which is located off of 32nd Avenue South in Fargo, west of I-29.

Coleharbor

ur surroundings bring us the inspiration to create delicious wines that will bring pleasure to any palate. What started as a dream, grew into a hobby, and has now evolved into a licensed bonded Winery. We have been crafting fine wines for more than 10 years, and are now offering them to you. Our Wolf Creek Wine series uses 100% cold climate grapes grown right here in North Dakota. Our Creekside fruit wines are made from fruits and berries grown in the rich North Dakota soil. These grapes, fruits, and berries are bred to survive the long cold northern winters. When spring arrives, fruit blossoms cover the trees and fields, and the Vineyards sprinkled throughout the North Dakota landscape come to life, all bringing the promise of warm summer days and sweet autumn fruit. Our premium Wolf Creek wines capture the delicious taste of a North Dakota harvest. In addition to our North Dakota series, Wolf Creek Winery is proud to present our World Series made from the best juices from the world’s finest vineyards. We bring these juices to our winery, and create a wine like only Wolf Creek Winery can.

Minot

ThumbsUp Winery offers a variety of wines, made from the finest locally-grown grapes and fruits.
We use the natural process of cold stabilization, resulting in a handsome, rich flavor.  Based in the rural Minot area of central North Dakota, we are proud to be one of the few working wineries in the state. Our products can be found at MarketPlace Foods in Minot, or any of the Happy Harry's locations throughout our area. We also welcome wholesale orders

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