Ditch The Crowds and Explore the International Peace Garden

The natural splendor of the International Peace Garden is a hidden gem bordering North Dakota and Manitoba that some get to call their backyard or even temporary home. This 2,300-acre area is covered in over 155,000 flowers, beautiful foliage and iconic structures, and is a testament to the partnership between the United States and Canada. Hike scenic trails, hop on a kayak, camp amongst the beautiful outdoors and even snowshoe and cross-country ski in the winter.

For a touch of culture, head to the Garden’s Conservatory and Interpretive Center. Explore the new succuent and cacti garden that makes up one of the largest collections in the world with over 5,000 different species.

But you can’t travel like a local without enjoying the local businesses in the area, too. In the evening, ditch the fancy restaurants and head to Bottineau to enjoy a slice at Denny’s Pizza or a few cocktails at Marie’s on Main Street. Then head to Lake Metigoshe State Park for a sunset on the shores of the gorgeous Lake Sakakawea.

Replace the crowds with an endless feeling of nature and explore the International Peace Garden and surrounding area like a local who knows it best.

The International Peace Garden is covered in over 155,000 flowers, beautiful foliage and iconic structures, and is a testament to the partnership between the United States and Canada. Photo courtesy of North Dakota Tourism

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