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Pre- and Post-Tours

Pre- and Post-Tours:

We have been working with CVBs and destinations across North Dakota and are excited to offer you the following pre- and post-tour options. They are responsible for transporting, or coordinating transportation with you, participating Actives, to or from the host destinations, making sure that you do not miss any of the Bismarck-Mandan conference portion.
 
As pre- and post-tour destinations, they will cover the costs of your tours; this includes meals, transportation, lodging and activities. Please look over their preliminary itineraries and sign up for the ones that most interest you, if you choose to participate. They are all first-come, first-served and each have their own attendee limit.

Active's guest are welcome to join the tours, dependent on number limits when registering.

There is no additional cost for attending the tours.

More information will come from the host destination after registration closes and we know numbers. This includes the full itinerary, timing of events and transportation coordination.
 
Pre- and post-tours are not available for Associate Members.

Questions?
Please contact MTJA Associate Member, Camie Lies, Director of Marketing & Communications with the Bismarck-Mandan CVB, at (701) 557-7115 or camie@bmcvb.com with questions.

Pre-Tour Options

Fargo | Moorhead | West Fargo

Best of a Small City Tour - THIS TOUR IS FULL BUT WE HAVE STARTED A WAITING LIST
Monday, June 10-Wednesday, June 12
6 total openings
 
Brewhalla
Brewhalla - photo credit: Brewhalla

Itinerary includes:
  • Dinner at Prairie Kitchen
  • Jazz Night at Sidestreet
  • Morning Vinyasa Hot Yoga at Yuj
  • Breakfast at Marge’s
  • Art & Shopping walk in Downtown Fargo
  • Lunch at Brew Bird
  • Guided Tour of Hjemkomst Center
  • Brewhalla
  • Dinner at Rosewild
  • Breakfast at BernBaum’s

Watford City Williston

Explore the Best of Western ND
Monday, June 10-Wednesday, June 12
6 total openings

Savor the local flavors, sweeping landscapes, rich history and outdoor adventures of Western North Dakota! Located on the western edge of the state, Watford City and Williston offer big city amenities and small-town hospitality with so much to see and do.
 
Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Unit

Itinerary includes:
  • Little Missouri National Grasslands
  • Hike the Maah Daah Hey Trail
  • Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Unit
  • Dinner in Watford City
  • Door 204 Coffee & Gallery
  • Fairview Lift Bridge, & Cartwright Tunnel
  • Fort Union National Historic Site
  • Fort Buford State Historic Site
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
  • Culinary experience & Shop Main Street in Williston
  • Golf the Links of ND or optional kayaking on Lake Sakakawea
  • Lunch at Lunds Landing with their famous Juneberry Pie
The Links of North Dakota
The Links of North Dakota

Minot Medora

Ultimate North Dakota Road Trip - THIS TOUR IS FULL BUT WE HAVE STARTED A WAITING LIST
Monday, June 10-Wednesday, June 12
8 total openings

This grand adventure road trip that will leave you refreshed and renewed.

Minot is a family-friendly haven, filled with flavor, arts, Scandi traditions, and so much more! Enjoy attractions like the new Magic City Discovery Center, beloved Roosevelt Park and the Scandinavian Heritage Park.
Scandinavian Heritage Park - photo credit: ND Tourism
Scandinavian Heritage Park - photo credit: ND Tourism

Medora is where the beauty of the badlands meets Western heritage, history, music, and more! Home to the Medora Musical, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and soon home to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library.
Medora Musical
Medora Musical - photo credit: TR Medora Foundation

Post-Tour Options

Visit Greater Grand Forks

FORKSful of Flavor, Finds & Fun
Sunday, June 16-Tuesday, June 18
6 total openings
 
Whether it's browsing through several unique boutiques, dining at a legendary steakhouse or nouveau Molly Yeh cafe, strolling through an awesome art gallery or on a scenic Greenway trail, oaring up to kayak the Red or sticking around to experience University of North Dakota Hockey at the Ralph, Greater Grand Forks is a vibrant, thriving, community surrounded by rich beautiful farm country. It's a place that feels warm even in the winter...where you'll find plenty to see and do, in addition to meeting some of the coolest people around.

Itinerary includes:
  • Grapemill Vineyard & Winery
  • Biking the Greenway using Grand Rides Bike Share
  • Paddle the Red River with canoes, kayaks and/or paddleboards from the Boathouse on the Red
  • Ralph Engelstad Arena Tour - home of the University of North Dakota's Fighting Hawks hockey team
  • Dine at Bernie’s – Good golly, Miss Molly (Yeh) and her husband Nick have opened Eastside's newest eatery: Bernie's! Named after her adorable daughter, this Food Network star's first restaurant endeavor is already a hit.
  • Catfishing the Red River
Photo courtesy: Ralph Engelstad Arena
Photo courtesy: Ralph Engelstad Arena
 

MHA Nation Tourism

Enjoy MHA Nation - Experience the vibrant Native American culture
Sunday, June 16-Tuesday, June 18
6 total openings

Travel to where Lewis and Clark stayed with the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Tribes - see what the explorers were able to view. Learn the history of MHA Nation, hear how they were able to maintain a tremendous trade route with all the other tribes in North America.

Leam about today's way of life, the past, present and future. Experience the modern-day ideas, techniques and knowledge, enjoy singing and dancing with the locals and have a fun time in the atmosphere that you can only have with the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara People.
  • Cultural dancing, traditional meals, cultural displays
  • Tipi/earth lodge demonstration set-up (hands-on)
  • Hiking trails, canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes available, located on the beautiful Lake Sakakawea
  • Visit the Earth Lodge village for cultural interpretation
  • Traditional gardening
  • Visit the new MHA Interpretive Center and MHA Museum
  • Check out the majestic view of Crows Flies High Historic Point of View
Photo courtesy: MHA Nation Tourism
Photo courtesy: MHA Nation Tourism
Please let us know if you hope to join a pre- or post-tour.

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