For some, Labor Day marks the end of the summer and the final hoorah before the long dark days of winter and back to school.

To mark this long three day weekend, we've come up with fun, cheap and even free things to do in Bismarck and North Dakota.

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You can always take a drive to Medora and The Theodore Roosevelt National Park. For less than $20, you can hike or drive through the park. Downtown Medora has the small Western Town charm with one of a kind shops. Along the way you can detour through the Enchanted Highway and look at the various sculptures. This can be as cheap as a tank of gas. Gas prices throughout the state range between $2.17 to $2.27.

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During the summer, I was surprised when my family informed me their flight was leaving Bismarck a day later than I expected. I had to do something with them, I decided to take them on the tour of the state capital. This is free and during the summers months offer guided tours which include the observation deck. This is free. Speaking of free, with in walking distance from the capital, the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, which features high-tech displays and interactive exhibits kids and adults will love. This too is free and offers a snack bar and café for a quick bite. From personal experience, allow time to enjoy all of the exhibits at the Heritage Center.

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You can also take in the Dakota Zoo ($7.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids 2 to 12) which can kill an afternoon and this can keep the kids busy for hours.