North Dakota Summers: Adventures for the Whole Family

From water and waves to hikes and caves, summer is full of adventures to be had! Sometimes the best places to explore are right in your own home state, and North Dakota is no exception. With all of the wonderful attractions our northern state has to offer, having a summer of fun in the ND sun is a breeze!


Wildlife Refuges

Explore the beautiful natural landscapes and wildlife in North Dakota! Check out this list of over 30 different wildlife refuges you can visit across our great state.




National Buffalo Museum

Take an adventure back in time with a trip to the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown. See their herd of live bison while learning about the historical significance of these amazing creatures.




Water & Amusement Parks

Splish-splash your summer with some serious fun! Here is a list of our state’s best water and amusement parks to check out for a wild, wet fun time the whole family will enjoy.




Hike & Bike

Blaze your own trail in the summer sun with some of North Dakota’s awesome hiking and biking options! Trails range from easy rides along the riverfront to more expert-level routes for those seeking a challenge on this list of 13 North Dakota trails to check out.





Take to the great outdoors for a summer night under the stars at any of our great state’s beautiful camping areas. From Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Lake Sakakawea to the hundreds of recreational camping areas, there are breathtaking spots the whole family will love camping at.





For some of the world’s best freshwater fishing, look no further than the famous lakes and rivers of North Dakota for epic catches including walleye, northern pike, bass, perch and catfish. Find some excellent spots to cast your rod with these eight awesome ND fishing spots.



We hope the whole family joins in on the summer adventure fun with these great places to enjoy the North Dakota outdoors! Want more cool activities, crafts and events? Join our Kids Club! Fun, free and just for kids ages 2-12, this awesome club will keep the entertainment going year-round.