The International Peace Garden is a beautiful garden that symbolizes the harmonious relationship between the United States and Canada. It is located near Dunseith, North Dakota (USA) and Boissevain, Manitoba (Canada). Here, Manitoba Highway 10 becomes North Dakota Highway 3; together they are “The longest north/south road in the world.”
The Midwest has a huge collection of oddities, nationally recognized landmarks, and other unique offerings you just can’t find anywhere else. Sometimes it feels like you can’t turn around without seeing something of significance in Middle America.
While everyone knows about the St. Louis Gateway Arch or Mount Rushmore, there are so many other unique historic landmarks that you can visit. Here are five historic landmarks you may not have known about that you can visit on your next Midwestern road trip.
One of my favorite pastimes is exploring roads and sights less traveled. Don’t get me wrong, there are iconic places like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls that absolutely must be seen (again and again, if possible). However, there are plenty of other stunning vistas in the United States to explore. Here are five of my favorite less-well-known gorges in the U.S.
The Census Bureau’s definition of the Midwest consists of twelve states in the north central region of the United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Let’s look at some of the best locations for antiquing in each of them.
One of the real joys of our National Parks is that many of them can be seen up close and personal by car. This convenience cannot be overstated, since some people have mobility challenges and others like to keep very close tabs on small children when in the wilds. The fact that you can see the best of the United States from the comfort of your own vehicle is enhanced in some of our National Parks by the design of the roadways through them, which create a loop pattern, allowing you to begin and end your visit from the same spot. Here are five of the National Parks Scenic Loops that we think are extra special.
The Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway follows the course of the Sheyenne River as it flows southward through the North Dakota prairie. Along the way the landmarks include Native American burial mounts and meeting sites, the pioneer dwellings of early Norwegian settlers, unique bridges, broad lakes, charming churches and fields of sunflowers in season. This is a quiet and intimate kind of a drive, as the road flirts with the river between Valley City and Lisbon. The total length is 63 miles and can be accomplished in one day.
Often forgotten, the Dakotas are some of the most beautiful parts of America with incredibly natural scenery and wonderful attractions. The area is absolutely not to be missed and here’s why!
Every American road trip provides a scenic movie of the nation projected through your windshield. But there’s more to see than just a carved depiction of four dead presidents, a cracked bell and the Great Emancipator lounging in an oversized marble chair. There are many other roadside attractions that are downright strange and seemingly random, but also curiously alluring.