Attractions
Burning Coal Vein

This site is named for the fire smoldering in the coal layer several feet underground. Although the coal vein is no longer burning, the effects are still visible. The site offers a scenic lookout of the Columnar Junipers and a short trail just south of the campground. This site also serves as the south trailhead of the Maah Daah Hey Trail.

15 miles west and north of Amidon

Dinosaur Capital of ND – Marmarth

The site contains 65-million-year-old dinosaur fossils, including triceratops and tyrannosaurus rex.

Phone: 701-279-6601
Phone: 610-937-7916
June 24-Aug. 18

Fort Dilts State Historic Site – Rhame

On this site in 1864, a wagon train party under the command of Capt. James L. Fisk was besieged by Sioux Indians including Sitting Bull.. At the site you will find an interpretive plague, there is also an interpretive display at the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum.

Phone: 701-328-2666
Directions: 10 miles E of Marmarth or 4 miles W of Rhame, turn N for 2.5 miles, turn @ for 2 miles. Follow signs.

Guided Tours of Fossil Sites and Paleontological Activities - Bowman

Join a field expedition as an amateur paleontologist to fossil-bearing sites ranging in age from 30 to 73 million years. The types of fossils that are found are actual dinosaur bones, micro sites, ferns and leaves.

June-August, Tuesday – Saturday 8am - 5pm, MDT
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

Phone: 701-523-3625


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Little Missouri National Grassland

This is the largest and most diverse of the 19 grasslands found in the western United States. Watch for prairie dog towns, eagle and falcon nests, elk, antelope, mule deer and white-tailed deer.

South Unit – Medora Ranger District
Phone: 701-227-7800
Hwy. 85 N and S of Belfield

Logging Camp Ranch

This guest ranch offers a firsthand experience of ranch activities, allows you to enjoy nature, and gives you an opportunity to relax. Visitors can enjoy horseback riding, hiking, wildlife encounters, and the natural beauty of the area.

Photo Credit: North Dakota Tourism/Gene Kellogg
Maah Daah Hey Trail

This 96-mile non-motorized trail is open for biking, hiking and horseback riding. The trail begins at the Burning Coal Vein Campground, located 15 miles west and north of Amidon and travels north through the south and north units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Little Missouri National Grassland.

Photo Credit: North Dakota Tourism/Gord Burl
Mystic Theatre – Marmarth

Built in 1914 as a silent movie and vaudeville theater, the restored theater is now used for the local productions. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Phone: 701-279-6996

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum - Bowman

This unique museum covers everything from paleontology to genealogy, Native American history to local history. You can also take a walk through the Native Gardens. Open year round.

12 First Ave. NW
Bowman, ND

Phone: 701-523-3600

Unique Antique Car Museum - Marmarth

The museum contains a large number of restored antique automobiles and license plates from 1916 to the present, 1920s Buddy L toys, die-cast toys and cast iron and hand-carved toys.

Hwy. 12 West
May 15-Sept. 15, Wed.-Sun. 9 a.m-5p.m.
Mon. and Tue. by appt.

Phone: 701-279-5904

White Butte – Amidon

Located on Highway 85, north of Bowman, White Butte is ND’s highest point at 3,506 feet. Permission to hike is preferred but if there is no answer, continue on with your hike, taking care to leave area as found. Donations appreciated.

Phone: 701-879-6272
Directions: 2 miles east of Amidon on Hwy 85, turn south and go 5 miles, turn west and go 1 mile


Photo Credit: North Dakota Tourism