Anyone who grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota will agree that it is a great place to spend your childhood. There are some things unique to the area that only a true Bismarck native will relate to. 

You know you're from Bismarck if...

  1. You know exactly what to order at Big Boy.
  2. You believed Bismarck High School had a 4th floor swimming pool.
  3. You grew up a UND or NDSU fan, rarely both.
  4. You remember when Kirkwood Mall had a McDonald's which basically made up the food court.
  5. Fargo was a vacation destination.
  6. You had your senior or family photos taken at the Heritage Center.
  7. You attended football games at the Community Bowl.
  8. You believe Fort Lincoln is haunted.
  9. You've taken a photo in the giant chair at the Pumpkin Patch.
  10. Your car has been stuck at The Desert.
  11. You can thread your boat through the sand bars at the river.
  12. You never hesitate to warm your car with the keys in the ignition and the doors unlocked.
  13. You remember how awesome it felt to pass the swim test so you could go in the deep end of the Wave Pool.
  14. You drive through Christmas in the Park every year with hot chocolate.
  15. You remember Clyde the Kodiak Bear at the Dakota Zoo.
  16. You've taken a picture with Scratch at a Bobcats Hockey game.
  17. You've been stuck on the lift at Huff Hills.
  18. You consider deer opener a holiday.
  19. You are convinced your driving skills are superior to others (especially in the winter).
  20. You are a regular at Mo's Snow Shack in the summer.

Have more to add to the list? Let us know!

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