Attractions & Entertainment

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a 75 mile drive from Bowman and we can tell you it’s worth the trip! There’s tons of activities for any adventure seeker. Whether you’re looking to camp, go for a scenic drive, hiking, biking, birding, and animal watching, the park is worth checking out.

The south unit of the park is the most popular and features 36 miles of paved road winding through the badlands, perfect for a driving tour. The unit includes more than 60 miles of marked trails, plus countless unmarked trails. Trails traverse a mixture of grasslands and badlands topography with some trails requiring steep climbs or descents. Water sources are unreliable; carry all that you anticipate needing. Trails are marked with carsonite posts with signs at intersections. Riders are permitted in all areas of the park, except camping and picnicking areas and nature trails.


South Unit Trails Map


Medora is located in the Badlands of North Dakota and is the gateway to the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Plan a vacation to this historic town and enjoy the beautiful scenery it has to offer. There’s also the classic Medora Musical that’s a must see! Locals make the trip just to take in the great sights, restaurants, and fun family activities. Medora is an easy 75 mile drive from Bowman.

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum is a family-friendly museum that brings history to life and a must see part of your visit to Bowman County. The museum is a regional research and repository for history from within 100 miles of Bowman, ND. Learn about the local area through story telling brought to life in educational exhibits. Send the kids through the museum with an interactive scavenger hunt to engage them while they are learning. If an even more hands-on approach is your idea of fun, sign up for a Dig-for-a-Day Tour to collect fossils and explore the local geology. After time in the field, you will return to the preparation lab to learn more about what happens after fossils are found. In the middle of dinosaur country, this well curated museum will not disappoint. Open year round.


A Small Museum with a Big Collection of Tiny Fossils


12 1st Ave NW
Bowman, ND
Phone: 701-523-3600

VanHorn’s Western and Antique Auto Museum

The VanHorn’s Western and Antique Auto Museum in Marmarth, North Dakota showcases roughly 50 refurbished antique vehicles, a miniature car collection, and a vast collection of license plates, the oldest of which dates back to 1916, and more! It also showcases arrowheads, baseball cards, and Buddy L toys and dolls.


Tours by appointment only
Hwy 12 West, Marmarth, ND
Phone: 701-279-5904

South Main Lanes

Enjoy your time at this 8-lane bowling alley. With leagues, parties, and open bowling, there is always something fun happening. Plus, grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cold drink.

Learn more about South Main Lanes

Bowman Theater

This small town theater was originally opened in 1946 with seating for over 300. A staple to Bowman’s Main Street, you can’t miss their beautifully lit, historic marquee. It continues to operate on a weekend schedule as movies are available. They also added a stage to provide for additional live events.

Movie Schedule and Additional Information

Bowman Regional Public Library

Bowman Regional Public Library is the largest library in an 80 mile radius. They offer standard library services such as public computers and free WiFi as well as additional programming for adults, teens, and children. If you are here on a Tuesday, check out their Take & Make Craft day located in the Take & Make box at the front of the Library. Their book collection is top notch and includes e-book services.

Mystic Theatre

The Mystic Theatre in Marmarth, ND is said to be the oldest movie theatre in North Dakota. Built in 1914 by professional baseball player Guy Johnson it was specifically designed for showing “motion pictures”. It opened on April 22, 1914 and was packed. The theatre contains 187 seats and nightly shows were ten to fifteen cents. The theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. If you’re looking to see a unique piece of history, this is a stop you wont want to miss.


Call ahead to schedule your visit

Bowman County Fairgrounds

Known as one of the best facilities in the state, the Bowman County Fairgrounds is home to several events year round, most notably home to the North Dakota State High School Rodeo Finals each June. For more information on the Bowman County Fair held each July go to

Main Street Garden

Inspired by the victory gardens of World War I & II, the Main Street Garden was created to inspire community and togetherness. While you’re in Bowman, stop by and see this nearly 400 square feet of raised garden and community park space. The produce is free for anyone to pick, so make sure to take some fresh produce with you. The Main Street Garden is a perfect place to sit and enjoy a meal.


Our charming business districts along Hwy 12 and Main Street have shopping for all. You’ll find gift shops, flowers, and charming boutiques. Check out our local shops!

Bingo & Gaming

Bingo night! Looking for a fun night out to socialize and compete for cash prizes? This game of chance is for the 21 and over crowd looking for fun and laughs. Order some drinks and food and come join the fun!


Bingo Schedule

Bingo starts at 6:30 pm, but show up early to enjoy happy hour!

Wednesdays at Windy’s

Thursdays at Silver Dollar Bar & Grill and Windy’s


Try your luck at e-tabs and pull tabs at this participating locations:

  • Crystal Bar
  • Silver Dollar Bar & Grill
  • Sweetwater Golf Course
  • Waterhole Bar
  • Windy’s



(701) 523-5880

13 1/2 E Divide
PO Box 1143

Bowman, ND 58623


Monday- Friday

8 am – 5 pm MT

Closed on legal holidays