A sleepy little interstate town, Steele, ND marks something of the halfway point between Jamestown and Bismarck on Interstate 94. It’s population is about 700, and is a good stop on your way through for fuel or refreshments. It’s also the home of the World’s Largest Sandhill Crane. Continue reading
One of North Dakota’s more inspired and underrated attractions is the International Peace Garden. Located on the United States-Canada border, the Peace Garden is found straight north of Rugby, ND about a half hour. It covers just under 4 square miles and features over 150,000 flowers planted each year.
We now return to your regularly scheduled programming here at HighwayHighlights with another one of those World’s Largest updates. This week we swing down to Wahpeton, ND, in the southeastern part of the state on the ND/MN border to have a look at the World’s Largest Catfish.
Most Midwesterners are familiar with the Coen Brothers’ 1996 Acadamy Award winning film Fargo. The movie is a crime-gone-wrong tale about a few bumbling criminals who stage a kidnapping for some ransom money, but it is most notably remembered for its over-the-top Minnesota accents, dark comedic tones, and the infamous “wood chipper” scene.
Another one of North Dakota’s best is found in between Fargo and Bismarck in the college town of Jamestown. Made of pure concrete and standing 26 feet tall, this big beast was built in 1959 by art students in the local higher education establishment Jamestown College. It was given the official moniker “Dakota Thunder” in 2010. The World’s Largest Buffalo is too good of a stop to pass up. Continue reading