Number of Participants: Maximum of six attendees – ground transportation, lodging, most meals and activities provided
Start Point: September 6 with pick-up early afternoon at Bismarck, ND Airport
End Point: September 10 with drop-off early afternoon at Billings Hotel and Convention Center, MT
Transportation: Participants fly into Bismarck Airport, after which transportation will be provided.
Description: Explore North Dakota, the land that inspired Theodore Roosevelt to Be Legendary! Start in the capital of city of Bismarck, a hub of culture, history and shopping. Attend the opening evening of the one of the largest powwow’s in the country, the United Tribes International Powwow, which is celebrating 50 years. Next, delve into history at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Head due west to explore the Enchanted Highway and the beautiful Badlands. Revel in the beauty at Painted Canyon and step back in time to when cattle was king on the prairie and Old West towns like Medora were gathering places for the people brave enough to settle in the rugged Badlands. Medora shares the charms of “old days” with thousands of visitors each year. Its quaint downtown offers shopping. touring, eating and stagecoach rides. It also is the gateway to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and home of the Medora Musical. Marvel in amazing road biking and hiking trails, camping and plentiful wildlife like bison, deer, prairie dogs, wild horses and eagles in the South Unit at Medora and North Unit near Watford City, where the Bakken boom has led to an eclectic downtown with a collection of unique shopping and dining experiences. A popular scenic drive leads to Williston, where a variety of guided activities and tours will be offered to explore the beautiful surroundings by car, foot or mountain bike. Unique, comfortable lodging and amenities, as well as a culinary scene that will surprise even seasoned foodies, will provide rejuvenation after each day’s adventure.
North Dakota Press Trip application is open until July 10th, accept/decline notices will be emailed out by July 20th. Note: As a registered TBEX Billings, MT attendee you can apply for this ND Press Trip, apply for a MT FAM Trip and sign-up for ONE Billings Pre-BEX tour….all of these are separate.