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  • Dickinson, ND has numerous indoor activites as well as outdoor hikes, golf or lake
  • heart of Western Edge, Dickinson has many local attractions for fall ages

THINGS TO DO IN DICKINSON, ND

In the heart of the Western Edge, Dickinson is more than rolling plains and prairie bluffs; it has that small town charm packed with opportunity for outdoor/indoor activities and family entertainment.

Our Location

The Astoria Hotel and Event Center is located next door to the Prairie Hills Mall and within walking distance to Young’s Park and the Dakota Dinosaur Museum. The hotel is also in close proximity to The Dickinson State University and the local hospital.

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

Hike the Trails

Hike or bike through the badlands on the Maah Daah Hey trail or its associated trails. Find maps and other critical trail information at the Mahh Daah Hey Trail Association or inquire at the front desk.

Heart River Golf Course

Golf at the Heart River Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 72 layout along the scenic Heart River. Take in breathtaking views of Patterson Lake and enjoy a rolling top nine and wooded bottom nine.

Patterson Lake

Spend the day at the Patterson Lake recreational area, just outside Dickinson. Swim, fish, picnic, boat - opportunities abound! See the front desk for details.

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Dakota Dinosaur Museum

Open for the spring and summer seasons, the Dakota Dinosaur Museum is great for families. Mammal fossils of the world unite in this unique Dickinson museum.

Dickinson Museum Center

The Dickinson Museum Center features temporary exhibits as well as presentations about North Dakota’s early settlers and the early struggles of living on the open prairie.

Theodore Roosevelt Center

Pay homage to the 26th President of the United States and the man who viewed his time in North Dakota’s badlands as the place where “the romance of my life began.” It’s all at the Theodore Roosevelt Center, on the grounds of the Dickinson State University.

Shopping in Dickinson

Shop till you drop at the nearby shopping facilities, the Prairie Hills Mall next door, and T-Rex Plaza.

PLACES TO EAT

Go organic at Stix n’Twigs restaurant, or that casual pub feel at the Sanford’s Grub & Pub. Spice things up at El Sombrero, or experience Japanese cuisine at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse. If you are looking for fine-dining, find it at the Brickhouse Grille. Coffee lovers, get your fix at The Brew Coffee House, right in the heart of city center. Ask about all of these eateries and more at our front desk.

LOCAL AREA EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Dickinson hosts several major events and festivals throughout the year. Annual events in town include:
  • March: The Annual Dickinson Bridal Expo, hosted by the Astoria Hotel and Event Center
  • May: The Annual Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Art Show
  • June/July: Roughrider Days Fair & Expo
  • July: Ukranian Festival
  • August: The Northern Plains Ethnic Festival
  • September: Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase

Check out VisitDickinson.com for a full list events happening now and book your stay at the Astoria!