International Peace Garden (Dunseith)
The world's greatest tribute to peace can be found at the on the border shared by the United States and Canada—the longest unfortified border between two countries anywhere in the world. See 2,300 acres of colorful gardens, landscapes and botanical areas, as well as the Peace Chapel and a memorial designed with remnants of wreckage from the World Trade Center towers. It’s open year round, but the best view of flowers is in July and August.
If you're seeking larger than life sites, the Enchanted Highway fits the bill. It's populated with amazingly large metal sculptures of a family, grasshoppers, pheasants and more. The folk art figures are spaced along a stretch of highway from the Interstate 94 south to Regent, which also is home to the Enchanted Highway gift shop featuring miniatures of each statue. Watch for the sculpture of giant geese flying over a setting sun on I-94 at the Gladstone exit.
Fort Yates (Standing Rock Sioux Reservation)
Sitting Bull, a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux chief, spent much of his life in North Dakota and, until his remains were moved in 1953, was buried near Fort Yates. Travel to Fort Yates, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, to see the monument marking his original burial ground.