The Bismarck-Mandan area is full of all kinds of hidden gems. When I first moved here five years ago, I didn't think there would be so many things to look at and do; turns out, there are a lot of things you might mis if you're not looking hard enough.

The Seven Wonders Of Bisman

For those who might just be visiting the area, I've made a list of seven things (that I think) make Bismarck-Mandan pretty special.

This list is also for those of us who've lived here forever and maybe haven't had the time to "Explore the backyard," so to speak. Honestly, it was hard to narrow it down to just seven, so sorry if I left one of your favorite places off the list.

And look, I'm not operating under the delusion that these are as spectacular as say, the Pyramids of Giza, The Great Wall of China, or Chichen Itza, but for our little community, they're pretty great. Here's a little credit where credit is due.

Here we go:

Seven Wonders Of Bisman

Here are seven things you have to see.

Gallery Credit: Andi Ahne

Like I said, there are many more wonderful things to visit in Bismarck-Mandan. Honorable mentions: Chief Looking Village in Pioneer Park, Buckstop Junction, Provident Building, Art Alley, and the Annunciation Monastery.

Seize The Summer!

If you've been putting off visiting these places, now is the time to do it. As you know, we've only got so many warm weather months to get outside and do a lot of these things, so I'd take advantage of it.

Anyway, hope this list has helped you find your next adventure. Until next time!



8 Things North Dakotans Shouldn't Do At Farmer's Markets

Try to avoid doing these things next time you go.

Gallery Credit: Andi Ahne


LOOK: The states with the most UFO sightings

For each state, we’ve also included details of famous UFO sightings in that state. Of note is that almost three-quarters of all UFO sighting reports in the United States occur between 4 p.m. and midnight, and tend to peak between 9 and 10 p.m. Food for thought next time you're out scoping for alien life. Keep reading to see which states have had the most UFO sightings.

Gallery Credit: Nicole Caldwell & Matt Albasi


More From Hot 975