International Peace Garden, credit: North Dakota Tourism
Tribal nations are an essential part of North Dakota’s history. All are welcome to explore the reservations and experience Native American culture by learning about each tribe’s history, language and traditions.
The Turtle Mountain Reservation is in the wooded, rolling hills of north-central North Dakota. Attractions include: Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway, Turtle Mountain Heritage Center, Sky Dancer Casino and Resort, Chippewa Downs and the Keplin Fest and Ryan Keplin Summerfest.
Since 1932, nestled in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota and Manitoba Canada, the International Peace Garden is one of the continent’s most symbolic and scenic attractions – a tribute to peace and friendship between the people of the United States of America and Canada. The garden encompasses 2,300 acres of nature’s beauty, two pristine freshwater lakes, the phenomenal Formal Garden, scenic hiking and driving trails, wildflowers, waterfalls, and a large variety of North American birds and animals. Modern and rustic camping facilities are available.
Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains along the U.S./Canadian border, Lake Metigoshe State Park is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. The small lakes provide excellent opportunities for fishing, canoeing, boating, and swimming. Visitors can enjoy over 8 miles of trails open to hikers and mountain bikes. During the winter, spend the day cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and ice fishing. Visit the Lake Metigoshe Outdoor Learning Center, which offers programming on history, nature, and recreation.