Enchanted Highway

Enchanted Highway
Location: between Regent and Gladstone, North Dakota
Length of visit: 1 hour
Major draws: Giant metal sculptures
Strenuosity: 0 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: Pheasants will try to faceplant into your windshield, high winds
Description: Sculptor Gary Greff constructed these 9 metal sculptures starting in 1989 to attract tourists to this remote farming region south of Interstate 94.

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
Location: Stanton, North Dakota
Length of visit: 2 hours
Major draws: Reconstructed earthlodge, riverside village sites
Strenuosity: 1 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: Can be extremely windy
Description: At the junction of the Knife and Missouri Rivers, large villages of the Mandan and Hidatsa greeted Lewis and Clark when they overwintered nearby in 1804-05. Only depressions in the ground remain where hundreds of earthlodges once stood.