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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Image: State Historical Society of North Dakota

About Bismarck

Flag of Bismarck, North Dakota
The satellite view shows Bismarck, capital and second most populous community (after Fargo) of North Dakota, a landlocked state in the Great Plains in the north-central United States.
The city is located on the Missouri Plateau, at the east bank of the Missouri River, in the south-central part of North Dakota.

North Dakota State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota
North Dakota State Capitol, the tallest building in the state, nicknamed 'The Skyscraper on the Prairie'.
Image: Bobak
Bismarck was founded in 1872 at a site known as Missouri Crossing because the Lewis and Clark party presumably crossed the Missouri river there.

The Northern Pacific Railroad played a significant role in the founding and development of the town. In 1873 the Northern Pacific Railway renamed the location to Bismarck, in honor of German chancellor Otto von Bismarck. The town became North Dakota's capital when the state was created from Dakota Territory in 1889.

Today Bismarck has a population of about 73,000 inhabitants (in 2018).

Bismarck is home to North Dakota State Capitol, the seat of the state's legislature, the North Dakota Heritage Center, the state's official history museum. The Bank of North Dakota, the only state-owned bank in the US.

In recent years, the city has benefitted from the oil activity in western North Dakota, leading to rapid growth and a robust economy. The capital is also a distribution and services center for the surrounding agriculture industry.

World record for the most snow angels made simultaneously, Bismarck, North Dakota (2007)
By the way, North Dakota holds the world record (since 2007) for the most snow angels made simultaneously in one place. Foto was made from State Capitol Tower in Bismarck.
Image: By Will Kincaid, AP

Capital Highlights:

North Dakota State Capitol is a 21-story Art Deco skyscraper; it is the tallest building in North Dakota.

Bismarck Event Center ( the event space includes an arena, the Belle Mehus Auditorium, and an adjacent Exhibit Hall; Bismarck's site for meetings, expos, banquets, and entertainment.

Dakota Zoo ( community zoo within Sertoma Park, there are cougars, tigers, snow leopards, wolves, bears, and lynx.

Sertoma Park ( part of the city's large park system, a three-mile-long park along the Missouri River.

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park (park info), once an infantry and cavalry post, the site from where General Custer and the Seventh Cavalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition against the Sioux at the Little Big Horn in Summer 1876, Custer and all of his detachment were killed.

North Dakota Heritage Center ( North Dakota's official history museum, with Triceratops and Tyrannosaurs skeletons on display.

Superslide Amusement Park ( amusement park offers a giant slide, a Ferris wheel, mini-golf, and go-karts.

Just zoom in (+) to see Kirkwood Mall, the city's major shopping center.

The map shows a city map of Bismarck with expressways, main roads, and streets, zoom out to find the location of Bismarck Municipal Airport (IATA code: BIS), three mi (5 km) southeast of the central business district.

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Google Map: Searchable map and satellite view of Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

City Coordinates: 46°48′48″N 100°46′44″W

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