"Throughout history, people have been attracted to Bismarck-Mandan. Our Native
American ancestors were drawn to the bountiful hunting, good farmland and abundant waters
of our rolling river valley. This area was also a natural stopping point as the Lewis and
Clark expedition worked its way to the headwaters of the Missouri river, and was a
strategic military post serving the newly arriving settlers. Once a capitol of Dakota
Territory, Bismarck now serves as North Dakota's Capitol and hub of government activities.
Today in Bismarck-Mandan, you'll discover the preservation of history plus excellent
facilities for visiting friends and conventioneers. "
"Visit and you'll find that the residents are eager to share the city's lifestyle,
attractions, and natural beauty. The sister cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are
the place to be, and the list of exciting things to do, see, enjoy - and remember - is