un jour / 77 miles / 2 heures 33 minutes
In a state known for its flat horizons, a dip into a tree-speckled valley with snaking river and winding roadway is a welcome variation. Discover Native American, Viking, and pioneer lore. Explore 27 interpretive sites that include historic sites, trails, bridges, antiques, birds, and starry nights. Quaint towns and farmsteads lend charm to your journey.
9:00 - 16.2 miles / 32 minutes - 9:32
The Rosebud Visitor Center is the information portal for the Sheyenne River Valley. Built to reflect the design of the early railroad era, the site centers on Rosebud, an 1881 Northern Pacific Superintendent's Railcar.
10:02 - 24.4 miles / 48 minutes - 10:51
The town of Kathryn was founded in 1900, when the Casselton branch of the Northern Pacific Railroad was built to Marion. The town was named for one of the daughters of C. S. Mellon, president of the railroad. The town has retained its turn of the century charm.
11:11 - 7.3 miles / 14 minutes - 11:26
Known as "Inyan Bosndata" by the Sioux Indians who
consider it sacred, the four foot tall rock is an inverted cone
shape which stands on a complex of prehistoric burial mounds dating
from the Woodland Period (0-1400 A.D.). The explorers Fremont and
Nicollet noted this landmark on their maps during their expedition
of 1839, and it served as a landmark to early settlers as well.
11:46 - 9.7 miles / 19 minutes - 12:05
Named after a historic frontier fort, the Fort Ransom State Park gives visitors a glimpse into life in historic North Dakota. While the historic fort has been dismantled, Fort Ransom State Park features two historic homesteads, the Bjone House and the Sunne Farm. The Bjone House serves as the visitor center for the park, and Sunne Farm features living history demonstrations.
The most famous of these demonstrations is the annual Sodbuster Days Festival, featuring horse-drawn fieldwork, antique machinery, blacksmithing, and home cooking.
The Fort Ransom State Park features 887 acres of natural beauty. Experience a wealth of outdoor activities during your visit. The park features five campsites, two of which include facilities for horses. Canoe across the Sheyenne, take a hike, or take a picture. And because the park remains open in the winter, you can also try cross-country skiing.
14:05 - 6.6 miles / 13 minutes - 14:18
Lisbon is primarily a farming and ranching community ensconced in the Sheyenne River Valley in the southeast of North Dakota. Visitors can become part of the community as they enjoy the tennis courts, golf course, gazebo, and ball park. Whether it's the weekly stock car races in the summer or the parade of lights in December, Lisbon has much to offer visitors.
14:18 - 12.3 miles / 24 minutes - 14:43