Things to Do

Grand Theaters

The Grand 15 Theatres are located at 1486 Interstate Loop. The website gives movie and time information primarily, along with ticket prices.

Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park

Phone: 701-319-0894 or 701-319-0895

Sleepy Hollow offers theater arts classes (acting, improv, lighting, music, etc.), productions of plays and musicals, and special events.

Dakota Zoo

602 Riverside Park Road, Bismarck ND
Phone: (701) 223-7543

The Dakota Zoo offers a diverse range of animals for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can walk around the paths of the zoo or ride the train to view the animals.


Summer Hours: late April to September
10:00am – 7:00pm daily (weather permitting)

Winter Hours:  October to late April
1:00 – 5:00pm Friday thru Sunday (weather permitting)


Babies under 2 ……….. Free
Children ages 2-12 ….. $4.75
Adults (age 13+) ……… $7.75
Seniors (age 60+) ……. $6.75
For group rates call (701) 223-7543

Train Tickets:

Train ride through the Zoo $3.00. Tickets available at Admissions or the Concession Stand.

Gift Certificates:

Dakota Zoo gift certificates make a great gift for birthdays, holidays and more! They are available in any amount, redeemable for camps, admission, memberships, train rides, concessions and gift shop items. Visit the Antler Trading post for details.

Buckstop Junction Historic Town

Take a stroll around the historical town of Buckstop Junction.

3805 East Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck ND, 58501
Phone: 701-250-8575

Camp Hancock State Historical Site

This site preserves part of a military installation established as Camp Greeley in 1872. The camp’s name was changed to Camp Hancock in 1873.

101 East Main Ave, Bismarck ND, 58501
Phone: 701-328-2666

Hours: Friday—Sunday … 1 PM-5 PM

Former Governors’ Mansion State Historical Site

Constructed in 1884, this restored Victorian mansion housed 20 chief executives between 1893 and 1960. Unique room exhibits feature the restoration process, architectural style changes, and furniture used by several governors. Site grounds are open year round.

320 East Avenue B, Bismarck ND, 58501
Phone: 701-328-2666


May 15th—September 15th:
Monday—Friday …… 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday—Sunday … 12 PM-4 PM

Second Friday & Saturday of each month … 1 PM-5 PM
Other times by appointment

Fort Abraham Lincoln

4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Bismarck ND, 58554
Phone: 701-667-6340

Hours: Sunday—Saturday … 9 AM-5 PM

Fort Lincoln Trolley

A nine-mile railroad trip along the Heart River to Fort Lincoln State Park. One of the cars is a restored 1890s streetcar that ran along Fourth Street in Bismarck in the 1920s. Choose either a nine-mile roundtrip trolley ride or stop and enjoy all the activities at Fort Lincoln State Park and return on a later trolley departure to the Third St. SE station.

1989 3rd Street Southeast, Mandan ND, 58554
Phone: 701-663-9018

Hours: Sunday—Saturday … 1-4 PM

North Dakota Heritage Center

Come learn about North Dakota and the world around us in the exhibits of the North Dakota Heritage Center.

612 East Boulevard Ave, Bismarck ND, 58505
Phone: 701-328-2666


Monday—Friday ….. 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday & Sunday ……….. 10 AM-5 PM

Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

Located in Downtown Bismarck, the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library offers a variety of books and materials available to the public, as well as different programs and events for the community.

515 N 5th Street, Bismarck ND, 58501
Phone: 701-355-1480
Fax: 701-221-3729


Monday—Thursday …. 9 AM-9 PM
Friday—Saturday ……. 9 AM-6 PM
Sunday ………………….. 1 PM-6 PM

Morton Mandan Public Library

Visit Mandan’s public library. They offer an assortment of books and programs to the community.

609 West Main, Mandan ND, 58554
Phone: 701-667-5365
Toll Free: 800-260-4291
Fax: 701-667-5368


Monday—Thursday …. 9:30 AM-9 PM
Friday—Saturday ……. 9:30 AM-5 PM
Sunday ………………….. 1 PM-5 PM

Bismarck State College Library

The library of the Bismarck State College is open to both students and members of the community.

1500 Edwards Avenue, Bismarck ND, 58506
Phone: 701-224-5400
Toll Free: 800-445-5073

North Dakota State Library

Visit the State Library of North Dakota.

604 East Boulevard Ave, Bismarck ND, 58505-0800
Phone: 701-328-4622
Toll Free: 800-427-2104 (inside ND)

Welder Library at University of Mary

Welder Library is the library located on the campus of the University of Mary. Non-students can obtain a library card and borrow materials from the library.

7500 University Drive, Bismarck ND, 58504
Phone: 701-355-8030
Toll Free: 800-288-6279

Bismarck Parks & Recreation

This is the official website for the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District. The website details the locations of parks and trails in Bismarck as well as provides maps for the parks and trails. In addition to the local parks and trials, the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District also provides various programs for both youths and adults. This includes programs such as swimming lessons, youth baseball, youth basket ball, karate, volleyball, and lifeguard classes. Schedules and standings for recreational sports are also listed on their site. Finally, any facilities found in Bismarck as well as their locations can be found on their site.

Bismarck Parks & Trails overall map

This map shows all of the parks and trails that can be found in Bismarck. The map also details the trail heads and length (in miles) for each trail. In addition, it lists the various facilities that can be found in the Bismarck area.

Bismarck Parks & Trails individual maps

This page links to individual maps of the various parks in the Bismarck Area. It also has a Google maps view of all of the trails available in Bismarck.


Mandan Parks & Recreation

Here at Mandan Parks & Recreation, we pride ourselves in offering great indoor and outdoor activities, programs and classes for the young and old. Mandan Parks & Recreation offers recreational activities like Basketball, Volleyball and Sand Volleyball, Baseball and Softball, Swimming Lessons, Track, Tennis, Dodgeball, Kickball and many more. Mandan Parks & Rec also offers programs and classes including School Age Care Programs, Art Classes, Lifeguarding Classes, and more.

Check out Prairie West Golf Course, our premier 18 hole championship public golf course. Or for the less challenging, try our 9 hole course, Mandan Municipal Golf Course, featuring excellent grass greens and fewer sand bunkers and hazards. Need a little bit more excitement, try out our newest additions to the Mandan Park District, Raging Rivers Waterpark and Raging Fitness 24-hour access fitness center. Raging Rivers features tube slides, speed slides, a lazy river, and a kid park water play area for the little tikes. Raging Fitness offers 24-hour access to a brand new fitness center with free weights, selector machines and cardio equipment with built-in TVs.

If you are a sports enthusiast or just want to have some fun with friends, we have many different indoor and outdoor activities for you. Our website will be your best source for park board and district news, online registrations, sports and program information, weather cancellations, schedules, and standings. Set Mandan Park District as your homepage for your one-stop link to all City of Mandan events and information.


Midway Lanes

Midway Lane offers bowling lanes, tournaments, and a venue for parties.

3327 Memorial Highway, Mandan, ND, 58554
Phone: 701-663-0277


Monday & Tuesday ….. 12 PM-10 PM
Wednesday …… 12 PM-12 AM
Thursday ……………… 12 PM-10 PM
Friday & Saturday …… 12 PM -12:30 AM


Ten Spots Lanes

Play a round of bowling at Ten Spot lanes.

107 11th Avenue North East, Mandan, ND, 58554
Phone: 701-663-3779

Open Bowling Hours:

Afternoons (Daily) ….. 3 PM-5 PM
Evenings ……………… 9 AM-12 PM
Saturday ……………… 1 PM-12 AM
Sunday ……………….. 1 PM -10 PM


Missouri Valley Family YMCA

The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why strengthening our community is our cause – everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Financial Assistance through YMCA

The Missouri Valley Family YMCA is dedicated to its community. Through programs that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility the Y strengthens spirit, mind and body for all people. We promote the character values of caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility.

Your Y feels it is important that the YMCA is available to everyone. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay (subject to availability of funds). The Y is here for all people – regardless of their financial situation. Most members can afford the programs and services of the Y and expect to pay fees accordingly. But in times of need, the Y offers financial assistance to those who cannot afford access to the Y. Assistance is awarded on a sliding scale with the participant paying a portion of the fees based and their individual and family needs. Assistance is granted for a specified time period; if assistance is still needed after this time period, the financial assistance form must be completed again.

Application Process:

  • Complete the financial assistance application in full: Scholarship Application
  • Assistance is reviewed on a per-person basis.
  • Submit the application to the Member Service Desk.
  • Proof of income is required before assistance will be considered.
  • Attach letter(s) of referral (optional).
  • Processing time is usually within 1-2 weeks.
  • You will receive a letter by mail notifying you of the status of your application.
  • The YMCA reserves the right to refuse assistance to any applicant – assistance is granted on a needs basis.
  • Please call our Lynn Glock at 701.255.1525 with any questions on Financial Assistance.


Raging Rivers Water Park

Raging Rivers offers a location for families to swim and enjoy time out in the sun. Raging Rivers has a lazy river and several slides for swimmers to use.

2600 46th Avenue SE, Mandan, ND, 58554
Phone: 701-663-3393

Regular season: June–August 11 AM – 8 PM Daily

Daily Pass Rates:

Captain Day Pass (guests 48″ & taller) ….. $15.00
Mate Day Pass (guests under 48″ tall) …… $12.00
Senior Day Pass (age 62+) ……………… $12.00
Spectator Non-Swimmer Day Pass …… $8.00
Age 3 and Under ………………………… FREE
Twilite Rate (DAILY from 4-8pm) …… $10.00