With a wide variety of things to do, McLean County is a tourist paradise. From historic sites to festivals to vast recreational opportunities, McLean County has something for everyone.
natural history, center of McLean County's prairie pothole region.
Bountiful waterfowl and upland game hunting. For more information
contact: City of Benedict, City Hall, Benedict, ND 58716 or call
Butte Offering quality small town services, the city of Butte is located
within minutes of excellent upland game and waterfowl hunting.
Cottonwood Lake located near Butte offers excellent fishing for small
northern pike. For information contact: City of Butte, PO Box
125, Butte, ND 58723 or call (701)626-7263.
Coleharbor Located along US Highway 83, the
community of Coleharbor offers services for travelers including a
restaurant, gas station and bait shop. Located near Lake Audubon and Lake
Sakakawea, this area offers many outdoor recreational opportunities. For
more information contact: City of Coleharbor, PO Box 65, Coleharbor ND
58531 or phone (701)442-3294.
Located six miles west of US Highway 83 on ND Highway 37, the city
offers full service hotel/motel accommodations, restaurants,
groceries, gift shops, sporting goods, bait and tackle shops,
hospital, clinic, airport and limited marine
services. Home of Wally the 26-foot Walleye, the North Dakota Fishing Hall of
Fame and many historical sites. Recreational opportunities abound with
a golf course, a public pool, city parks, tennis courts, baseball diamonds available.
Professional hunting and fishing guide services are available. Located near Fort Stevenson State Park & Marina. Tourist information
is available by writing: GAIA (Garrison Area Improvement Association)
and Garrison Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 445,
Garrison, ND 58540 or calling 1-800-799-4242 or visit their
website at www.garrisonnd.com.
Max Located along US Highway 83, 28 miles south
of Minot, Max offers friendly small town services including:
restaurants, convenience store, gas, bait and tackle. The city is
home to the famed "Cowpie Open" golf tournament which is held
annually on a course that was originally designed as a joke. The
annual Max Pasta Day and the annual Max Roughrider Rodeo held in
early August are summer highlights. For further information write:
City of Max, PO Box 116, Max, ND 58759 or phone (701)679-2270.
Mercer Located in extreme eastern McLean County this city is famed for its
fall sandhill crane hunting. For information write: City of Mercer, PO
Box B, Mercer ND 58559 or phone (701)447-2646. *
Riverdale Located 8 miles west of US
Highway 83 on ND Highway 200, Riverdale is located lake-side to the
Garrison Dam and the Missouri River Tailrace. Services include
lodging, marine shop, restaurant, gas and groceries. Home of Misty
the Mermaid, this city is also home to many historical sites and
scenic overlooks. For more information write: City of Riverdale, PO
Box 507, Riverdale, ND 58565 or call (701)654-7636.
Located in east central McLean County, Turtle Lake is surrounded by
a series of 18 small fishing lakes. The community offers full services
including lodging, restaurants, grocery, gas, bait and tackle,
golfing, tennis courts, softball diamonds, picnic shelters and more.
Located within prairie pothole country this area offers excellent
waterfowl and upland game hunting. Turtle Lake is home to the annual
United States Turtle Racing Championship. For more information write:
City of Turtle Lake, PO Box 338, Turtle Lake ND 58575 or call
(701)448-2596 or check out their website at www.wrtc.com/citytl.
Underwood Located just off US Highway 83, 15 miles south of the Garrison Dam,
Underwood offers excellent fishing and hunting opportunities.
Underwood offers many services to visitors and is home to the McLean
County Fairgrounds and the McLean County Speedway. Westridge Golf Club
is also located in Underwood and is said to be one of the nicest
grass-green courses around. For more information write: City of
Underwood, PO Box 168, Underwood ND 58576 or phone (701)442-5481
or check out their website at
Located just 40 miles north of Bismarck and 68 miles south of
Minot, Washburn offers many recreational activities and beneficial
services. Washburn is the county seat of McLean County and home of the
Lewis & Clark
Interpretive Center and Fort
Mandan. Visitors can walk back in time by touring one of two
museums located here. One of these being the McLean County Historical
Museum which is operated by the McLean County Historical Society.
Please keep in mind that the museum can be a excellent source of
genealogical information. Services include: lodging, restaurants, tennis
courts, softball diamonds, golf course, grocery, gas, specialty shops,
city park, picnic areas and more. For more information phone
(701)462-8558 or check it out the website: www.washburnnd.com.
Wilton Located along US Highway 83, 25 miles north of Bismarck, Wilton
offers friendly small town services including: gas, convenience store,
grocery, bait and tackle, and tourist information. Wilton serves as a
bedroom community to Bismarck, the state capitol of North Dakota. For
more information please write: City of Wilton, PO Box 278, Wilton
ND 58579 or call: (701)734-6707.
We hope you enjoy your visit to McLean