Mandan, North Dakota

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

3555 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
32 Votes - "Friendliest"
13 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
5 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

Mandan takes their slogan, “Where the West Begins,” very seriously. The town started out as the village of the Mandan tribe and hosted Lewis & Clark on their journey. See the keelboat the explorers crossed the Missouri River with, Fort Yates and Double Ditch Indian Village where they passed through, and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.

If it is patriotism you are looking for, be sure to visit the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, which is dedicated to those who have served our country in every branch of the military. The cemetery is located in Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, where you can also find a reconstructed version of the former Fort Abraham Lincoln, the Custer House, and the reconstructed On-a-Slant Village for a look back into the Mandan tribe that once inhabited this land.

Visitors can also explore a zoo, art depot, and Native American reservations and landmarks. Mandan offers plenty of dining and shopping and outdoor recreation from camping, hunting and fishing to winter sports and a waterpark. Take advantage of golfing, kayaking, sledding, skiing or snowboarding.

With several community events each year, the most unique is Mandan Rodeo Days every 4th of July, voted the “Best Community Celebration.” Enjoy broncos, art, fireworks and the state’s longest parade. Find out more about where the West begins in Mandan’s reviews.

the most friendliest and patriotic town
Reviewed by cindyfilipek
on May 16, 2012
Mandan does the 4th of July right!
Reviewed by PhillyPhan
on May 16, 2012
A must stop is Mandan Drug for a classic drug store sandwich experience...and Mandan for a classic American experience.
Reviewed by mskaare1
on May 16, 2012
Very Friendly, you can't go a block without seeing an American Flag flying proudly in someones yard.
Reviewed by shaggysmith
on May 16, 2012
Great small town and the 4th of July celebration can't be beat.
Reviewed by vballkae
on May 16, 2012
Showing 66 through 70 of 213 reviews

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