North Dakota State Travel Guide


North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, along with its neighboring state, South Dakota. It borders Canada and lies at the center of the North American continent.

Soil and minerals are North Dakota’s most precious resources, and is the base of the state’s great agricultural wealth. It also has large oil reserves. Although petroleum was discovered there in 1951 and quickly became one of North Dakota’s most valuable mineral resources, North Dakota’s economy is based more on farming than the economies of most other states. Farms and ranches cover nearly all of North Dakota growing wheat, canola, flaxseed, barley and sunflower seeds, as well as beans, honey, lentils, oats, peas, and sugar beets.

North Dakota has 5 National Park Units,13 State Parks, approximately 54,373 miles of river, but no designated wild & scenic rivers, 33 National Wildlife Refuges, 6 National Forests, 1 National Scenic Trail, 1 National Historic Trail, 5 National Recreational Trails, and 2 National Water Trails. There are 3 places listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 7 National Historic Landmarks and 4 National Natural Landmarks.

“North Dakota, North Dakota,
With thy prairies wide and free, All thy sons and daughters love thee, Fairest state from sea to sea; North Dakota, North Dakota, Here we pledge ourselves to thee.” Written by James W. Foley, composed by Dr. C. S. Putnam

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