Bismarck – Things to do with your Team

Bismarck is an important city for a lot of reasons. First of all, it’s the capital of North Dakota. Second, it’s an economic center for both North and South Dakota. Third, it’s where you and your team are headed on your next trip! You’ll find a variety of fun, kid-friendly attractions and sights to see. Because of the city’s natural beauty, outdoor attractions in Bismarck like the McDowell Dam Recreation Area and Keelboat Park are a definite must-see during your stay. However, if the weather misses the mark while you’re in Bismarck there’s no need to worry; there are plenty of exciting indoor attractions as well.


Dakota Zoo

The Dakota Zoo was founded in 1961 by Marc and Betty Christianson on the site of their 67-acre farm. The zoo opened its gates on June 3 of that year on only 15 acres of land. It was home to just 75 mammals and 23 birds, quite a big difference from how many animals you and your team will find there today. Now the Dakota Zoo houses over 600 animals, birds, reptiles, and fish representing 125 species at their expanded, 90-acre facility. The zoo also features a train ride, a children’s play area, concession stands, and the Antler Trading Post, where you and your team can pick up the perfect “zoovenir” to commemorate your visit. 600 Riverside Park Rd, Bismarck, ND 58504


North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

Bismarck - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsFrom a life-size T. rex skeleton cast to a replica 1950s soda shop, to exhibits showcasing rare pottery and beadwork, there’s “history for everyone” to be found at Bismarck’s North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. You and your team can trace the history of North Dakota from 600 million years ago to today as you visit the museum’s four galleries, featuring thousands of artifacts and specimens, as well as high-tech displays and interactive exhibits.

If you’re visiting the museum with a team of younger children, they can explore North Dakota’s past and present for themselves at the Treehouse exhibit. Other unique exhibits include the Northern Lights Atrium, a stunning combination of architecture and symbolism; the outdoor Pembina River Plaza, which features amazing specimens from North Dakota’s geologic past; a tractor cab simulator that offers riders a firsthand perspective on farming; and much more. Once you’ve seen all of the eclectic treasures that the museum has to offer, find treasures of your own at the Museum Store or enjoy some refreshments at the James River Café. Make sure to try their freshly baked T. rex and Triceratops cookies! Admission to the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is free. 612 East Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505


Gateway to Science

With such a wide variety of exhibits to touch and discover, Gateway to Science is a hands-on learning experience that’s as entertaining as it is educational no matter what your age is. Everyone’s imagination will ignite as you explore their unique facility containing more than 90 interactive science exhibits. With subjects ranging from physics to nature to mathematics and beyond, Gateway to Science makes learning fun! Gateway to Science offers special rates for groups of 10 or more who book their visit in advance. 1810 Schafer St, Bismarck, ND 58501


SuperSlide Amusement Park

Since 1967, SuperSlide Amusement Park has provided guests with family-friendly fun. Now during your team’s visit to Bismarck, you can join in on the thrilling fun too. You and your team can get your hearts racing as you plunge down the park’s titular SuperSlide, relax and play a round of mini-golf, test your skills in the batting cages and Bankshot basketball, take a spin in the go-karts, and more. It’s also home to North Dakota’s only runaway train roller coaster! Once you’ve all had your fill of fun, fill up on some theme park fare at the concession stand. Riverside Park Rd, Bismarck, ND 58504


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Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Have your team jump into an afternoon of fun at Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Sky Zone features nearly 25,000 square feet of fun where your team can enjoy a variety of activities on their trampoline-floored and walled jump court. These activities include “Skyslam,” a game of basketball on a trampoline court; “Ultimate Dodgeball,” a riff on the gym class classic that will have your team bouncing just as much as the dodgeball; “Foam Zone,” a course where your team can fly without fear as they fly or flip into a pool of huge foam squares; and more. Whether your team is looking to just jump around on Sky Zone’s huge trampoline court or are more interested in having some competitive fun playing one of their many inventive games, a visit to this fun facility is a great way to spend a few hours while in Bismarck. 5003 Ottawa Street, Bismarck, ND 58503


Kirkwood Mall

Bismarck - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsIf you’re on the lookout for a place where your group can shop ‘til you drop while in Bismarck, look no further than Kirkwood Mall. At 850,000 square feet, it’s the second largest mall in North Dakota and with over 90 stores, there’s something for everyone. The mall’s anchor stores include JCPenny, Target, Herberger’s, and Scheels All Sports, among others. Although Kirkwood Mall lacks a designated food court, there are still numerous eateries located throughout the mall where you can pick up a snack as you shop, or sit down for a quick meal. These eateries include Auntie Anne’s, Subway, Panera Bread, A&B Pizza, and more. 706 Kirkwood Mall, Bismarck, ND 58504


McDowell Dam Recreation Area

Even in North Dakota, summertime means fun in the sun. So, if you’re visiting Bismarck during the summer months, spend a day in the great outdoors at McDowell Dam Recreation Area. This 271-acre park is conveniently located five miles outside of Bismarck where visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. The recreation area features a public beach where your group can swim or just lay in the sun, picnic shelters that can be reserved in advance for special occasions, horseshoe pits, a concession area, and a playground. There is also a paved recreational trail that’s great for a quick walk or jog and a nature trail that encircles the banks of the McDowell Dam. 1951 93rd St NE, Bismarck, ND 58501


Keelboat Park

Keelboat Park is a great sightseeing and learning experience all rolled into one unique Bismarck attraction. Located adjacent to the Missouri River, Keelboat Park is part of the Missouri Valley Legacy Center. In addition to fantastic views of the Missouri River you’ll also find a 55-foot full-scale keelboat replica similar to the one used by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition. The keelboat features interpretive signage so that visitors can embark on a self-guided tour of the vessel’s historical significance. As you walk further along the park’s riverside trails you’ll come across magnificent sculptures, including one of two eagle heads created by United Tribes Technical College students. River Road, Bismarck, ND


Bismarck is a travel destination that’s definitely off of the beaten path. In fact, it’s far from it. That’s precisely what makes it such a great team travel destination. Although you may not know what to expect from a trip to Bismarck before you go, your entire group is sure to return home having been surprised and charmed by this unique city.