Introduction to Mandan, North Dakota
Mandan, North Dakota, in Morton county, is 4 miles W of Bismarck, North Dakota and 388 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The city is located in the Bismarck metropolitan area. Mandan’s population is 16,718.
Mandan became the county seat of Morton County in 1881. The city was founded in 1873 and was surveyed for the Northern Pacific Railway. It was named after a local Native American tribe. In 1883, a railroad bridge was established connecting Bismarck to Mandan. In its initial years, the city developed as a railroad and agricultural center.
Mandan and nearby Attractions
- North Dakota State Railroad Museum
- Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
- Raging Rivers Waterpark
- Huff Hills Ski Area
- Prairie West Golf Course
- Dakota Zoo
Things To Do In Mandan
Mandan is home to the North Dakota State Railroad Museum. The Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park offers facilities for camping, hiking, fishing, biking and horseback riding. It also includes scenic picnic areas. One can also visit the North Dakota Heritage Center and the De Mores State Historic Site from mandan. Local festivals include the Art in the Park Festival, Fort Lincoln Festival, Rodeo Days and Buggies 'n Blues.
Minot International is the nearest major airport.
Mandan Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Bismarck State College, Minot State University and the University of Mary.