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COVID-19 Travel Updates & Resources

North Dakota State Capitol


Thank you for your interest in visiting Bismarck-Mandan. When you are ready, we are open and here for your visit. The well-being and safety of our residents and guests is our top priority. We will do our best to share with you the federal guidelines so that you can rest-assured your trip will be the best that it can be.

If you do not feel well or require medical assitance while you are here, contact one of our many walk-in or after-hours clinics or click here for more information.

At the Bismarck-Mandan Visitor Information Center and Genuine Dakota Gift Shop we are here to help you plan your visit! Inside we have a visitor center and gift shop with plexi-glass dividers, hand sanitizer, private and clean family restrooms, PPE and skilled & knowledgeable Travel Counselors!

Our hours are:
Visitor Information Center and Genuine Dakota Gift Shop
  Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  Saturday & Sunday Closed
Convention & Visitors Bureau
  Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  Saturday & Sunday Closed
  • 1600 Burnt Boat Drive in Bismarck, exit 157 off of I-94
  • 701-222-4308
  • Questions? E-mail us here.

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COVID-19 Precautions for our Visitor Information Center:
  • Private family restroom
  • Hand sanitizer available
  • Face masks available
  • Plexiglass divider and limited contact with visitors
If you don't have much time, or you are social distancing and don't want to come in, swing by for a Grab & Go Bag, just outside on our front doors! They include:

Bismarck-Mandan Visitor Guide
Bismarck-Mandan "The Locals" Itinerary
Bismarck-Mandan CVB Members Restaurant Listing
North Dakota State Travel Guide
North Dakota State Map
Bismarck-Mandan Word Search

If there is something else that you are needing, but would rather not come in, please call 701-222-4308 during business hours and we will be happy to bring it out to you.

Grab & Go Bags

What Is Open?

Basically everything!

If you want to know what the locals love, follow "The Locals" Itinerary! We surveyed people in our community during May's National Travel and Tourism week and they gave us the scoop on all the great places that you have to visit while you are here. Oh, and where to get the best desserts. Do you have specific Meeting & Event Planning needs? Go here.
How about Sporting Event Planning needs? Visit here.

Each business has their own safety procedures, but here’s an idea of how our hotels and businesses are creating safe environments for you:

  • Enhancing cleaning practices by implementing new procedures of rooms and commons areas
  • Providing sanitation stations
  • Minimizing guest contact in elevators, lobbies, etc.
  • Implementing “contactless” processes and payments wherever possible
  • Continuing take-out and curbside services
  • Implementing “contactless” processes and payments wherever possible
  • Enhancing cleaning practices
  • Implementing “contactless” processes and payments wherever possible
  • Enhancing cleaning practices

Attractions and Outdoor Recreation Experiences
Area attractions are OPEN in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Their hours and services may change as the months go on, so be sure to contact them prior to visiting.

Biking Trails

We love to highlight the amazing bike trails in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Biking is the perfect way to exercise, experience our community and social distance at the same time! Both Bismarck and Mandan Parks and Recreation Districts have incredible trails that weave through the cities and flank both sides of the Missouri River.



Visit our calendar of events to see what is going on.
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park: Monthly Hiking Challenges which are usually held on a specific day are now spread out over most of the month. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Is North Dakota the 50th state that you are visiting? If so, it's your lucky trip! Please be sure to stop by the Bismarck-Mandan Visitor Information Center at 1600 Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck, so we can celebrate with you!

The rest of North Dakota is waiting for you, too! Plan your visit in or to our great state, we welcome you.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation has some information that may make planning your trip easier. For rest area information, visit here, and for road conditions, here.