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Cheap flights to North Dakota

It can get lonely up there in the far upper part of the United States, where the state of North Dakota lies. It is one of the least visited states, mainly due to its isolation and lack of city attractions. Those used to roughing it out in the countryside will find the state a likely choice for the next destination though. Fields of grain can go as far as the eye can see, allowing for a uniform of colour with the coming of the seasons. Green for summer, brown for fall, and white for winter sweeps across the fields, making it look stark yet oddly beautiful. 

 

Despite the seeming lack of development, North Dakota is one of the fastest-growing states in terms of economy. The Peace Garden State lives it up with large oil deposits that supported the local economy. There is also agriculture and food processing to account for the increase in growth, which has pushed for the lowest unemployment rate in the United States to date.

 

What to see & do

'Adventures' is a keyword often associated the visiting North Dakota. One can start with the Badlands National Park, one of the most amazing parks in the country, where tourists will see sharp canyons of multi-coloured rocks. Hiking through here is an experience to remember, due to the cracks and shadowy fissures of the landscape. The natural scenery can also be a thing of breathtaking beauty when the sun strikes the environment, making the area colourful with the oxidised, brick-red minerals. From here, tourists can then turn to Custer State Park, where one will see herds of buffalo roaming through the prairie. It was built in 1905 to prevent the extinction of the buffalo, which went from 60 million in prehistoric America to around 1,000 by the end of the 19th century. Now, the buffaloes thrive under the conscientious care, which can be a sight to look forward to during September when the roundup is up for medical checks.

 

Horses, but not the regular kind, can also be found in a sanctuary kept for them in the Black Hills. These wild horses are protected by the Bureau of Land Management, which lets the horses live on and continue. Once brought over by the Spaniards to explore the wide expanse of the country, these horses maintain a huge standing as a symbol of the American West and the pioneering days. After a look at the beautiful creatures, tourists can then head on to a national landmark, mainly Mt Rushmore. Those going here will see carved faces of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln, which were made by Gutzon Borglum and his helpers who used tons of dynamite and then smoothing out the edges. 

 

Those tracing Native American history in North Dakota will also find various points of interest. There is the Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument to the bravery of the 'red man', which was commissioned by Chief Standing Bear from Boston artist Korczak Ziolkowski, to compare with the presidential project by the Black Hills. From here,

tourists can head on to Wounded Knee in the centre of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. A marker describes a massacre that happened in 1890 when 150 Oglala Lakota were shot to death when a deaf tribesman refused to give up his weapon in a disarmament mission when a shot rang out and triggered the bloody event.

 

How to get around within North Dakota

Those going around North Dakota will find travelling relatively manageable. Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound and Jefferson Lines, with public transit services including daily-fixed route systems in the major cities of the state. Those going to different cities and those beyond the borders of North Dakota can ride on the Amtrak, which has stations in Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot, and other areas. More rail systems await in the rest of the state, which are served by other operators. Car rental services here are also provided at service centres, which can be a good option for those going to isolated areas.

 

How to get there

When planning to visit North Dakota, tourists can schedule connecting flights to Hector International Airport in Fargo. Airlines serving here include Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, and United Express. They take passengers between Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St Paul, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, Salt Lake City, and St Petersburg/Clearwater.

Flights to North Dakota

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