Introduction to Dickinson, North Dakota
Dickinson was founded in 1880. It was originally a stop on the Northern Pacific Railway. The city was first named Pleasant Valley Siding. It was renamed in 1882, after a railroad official named Wells S. Dickinson, who platted the town. Early settlers were attracted by the area’s rich soil and established numerous farms here by 1904. It is the county seat of Stark County, which was organized on May 25, 1883.
Dickinson and nearby Attractions
- Prairie Hills Mall
- Dakota Dinosaur Museum
- Theodore Roosevelt National Park
- Joachim Regional Museum
- Heart River Golf Club
Things To Do In Dickinson
Dickinson offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The city owns more than 1,500 acres of public park land. The Little Missouri State Park and Theodore Roosevelt National Park are less than half an hour's drive away. The Hettinger Golf Course, the Heart River Golf Club and the Kenmare Country Club provide facilities for golfers. The Dakota Dinosaur Museum and the Joachim Regional Museum are also popular local spots. Every year, the city hosts several festivals, including the Northern Plains Heritage Festival, the Ukrainian Festival and the Stark County Fair.
Sloulin Field International is the nearest major airport.
Dickinson Higher Education
Dickinson State University is the local institution of higher education. Minot State University, the University of Mary and Bismarck State College are also nearby.