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We are going to Glaicer in June and would like to know how Rt. 2 across North Dakota and Montana Are? We would like to get off the interstates and really see the county.We are travelingfrom the East coast to Fargo,and then start to enjoy,My whole family are looking forwawdto them Indian Reserations and anything else.Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide Bob& Robin Dodge Baltimore Md.

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We drove the length of it a year ago and it is GREAT !!!! America as it was hundreds of years ago. Take it nice ans slow and stop to enjoy the majestic scenery and the towns along the way. The highlight was Sunset in Shelby, Montana, listening to the wolves and coyotes wail while enjoying a great cup of Cowboy Coffee.

It is a super drive, second only to driving thru the Painted Desert ----- in our humble opinion.


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drove us 2 from kalispell mt to ste sault marie mich great trip much better than interstate ken


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Nice road. i remember a small museum just east of Rugby ND definitely take a break and check it out,some great stuff in there including 2 garages full of old cars and farm equipment..


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It's an absolutely wonderful drive though, if I were you, I'd get on before Fargo. Take I-75 up through MI (better yet, if you have the time take either US23 up the east side or US31 up the west side) and pick up US 2 just north of the bridge. The road is good, an easy drive with lots of good stops. Lots of fuel stops along the way, good local restaurants, good overnight RV facilities and much to see.


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When we go to Alaska we drive up I-75 in Michigan, and take US-2 across to I-15 in Montana. We have also taken it further west to Glacier. A super ride. We used it 5 times in the last 4 years.

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We drove it last April and would do it again. Very little traffic and rural. We were surprised by the number of roadside crosses indicating that too many folks over drive it.

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drove hwy 2 in Montana and then on to Idaho and to Washington State. One of the most relaxing, scenic roadways that we have traveled. Hope to do it again soon.

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We drove Hwy 2 three years ago and would do it again. Very relaxing if you are not in a hurry.

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We have traveled US 2 in ND and my son has many times and to Glacier once. IMHO, US 2 might be a good route for crossing the state, and there is a very nice state park off ND 5 which is north of US 2. Lake Metigoshe State Park

Therefore, I will give places on and near US 2 and some not so near as well, just so you have choices.

Off of North Dakota Hwy 5, Lake Metigoshe State Park which is on the border with Canada about 10 miles north of Bottineau, ND. A very nice campgound in the woods (hard to find in ND at times) and up in some hills called the Turtle Mts. All very pretty, nice lake with bike/hiking trail, boating, fishing. Lake M SP It is not far from the International Peace Garden on the U.S. and Canadian border. PeaceGarden.com It is even closer to the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. For a List of ND Tribes.

Also off ND 5 near Great Falls, Icelandic State Park was one my son wanted to go to, but I can not remember if he did or not.

There is also Turtle River State Park located 22 miles west of Grand Forks on US 2. Turtle River It is nice, but not as Metigoshe, IMO.

Icelandic State Park is located 5 miles west of Cavalier, ND, on Highway 5; it sounds nice, but we never made it to it.

More in the middle of the state, north northwest of Minot off Hwy 5, my son liked the Mouse River Park which is located 15 miles west of Mohall.

If you need a campground in Bismarck or Mandan and if you can get into General Sibley Park my son said it was really nice, but was filled up when they were there. General Sibley

They stayed at a small place in Mandan. Colonial Motel & Campgrounds 4631 Memorial Hwy, Mandan - (701) 663-9824 We had passed by it in 2007. It is in a commerical area, not very resort like from the entrance off Memorial Hwy, however later on we rode by the back side on a bike path and it looked good. As it turned out it had water, electric and sewer hookup for $19. The bike path leads accross the river and by the zoo and a nice park. On the Google map, the location is off in this map. Motel is on the other side of the over pass close to 46th Ave.

From the web site Gen. Sibley is $20 with water and electric but the setting is much better. Closer to the river. Both have trees. At Colonial the sites are very close together. Sibley they are space out. Sibley has over 100, Colonial maybe 20. It did not fill up while my son was there.

Fort Lincoln State Park also has a nice campground & neat things to see (It was where Gen. Custer was living before he went on his last ride):
4480 Fort Lincoln Rd
Mandan, ND 58554
(701) 667-6340?
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In July of 2007, we stayed at the KOA Bismarck, over priced and dusty. We had passed the Colonial campground but it did not look very inviting from the entrance, but seemed OK from the back. Not a bad price with water, electric and sewer for $19.

On the western side of North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is very worthwhile to see. A great place for seeing Bison, even in the campground at times. The colorful Little Missouri River Badlands provides the scenic backdrop to the park & home to a variety of prairie plants and animals including bison, prairie dogs, pronghorn, elk, mule deer and wild feral horses. The South Unit entrance is in Medora, ND. Medora is accessible via Interstate 94 Exits 24 and 27 in North Dakota. Medora is 133 miles west of Bismarck, ND and 27 miles east of the Montana state line. The Painted Canyon Visitor Center is located 7 miles east of Medora on I-94 at Exit 32. Camping
Cottonwood Campground - South Unit Cottonwood
Juniper Campground - North Unit Juniper
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Our stop at T Roosevelt North 2009 which is not far from Williston and is less visited than the South unit.

Also on the west edge of ND by Williston, Fort Union Trading Post Historic Site (no camping) is neat to see, my son said.

My son had lived in Minot for the past 7 years. There are some RV parks in town as well as a Wal-Mart that allows over-nighting.
The Three Affiliated Tribes located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in Midwest North Dakota is near by as well at New Town you will find the Four Bears Casino. But never stopped other to get gasoline.

For Lewis & Clark and the Mandans, on the way from Minot to Bismarck, North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is very neat as well as other Historical Sites in the area, such as Knife River Indian Villages NHS.

There are many campgrounds by lakes at Glacier National Park .
Such as Many Glacier and Two Medicine and I believe Sprague Creek. Also St. Mary is close to St. Mary Lake but not right on it as I remember.

We have been able to visit Glacier twice, each time we have stayed in the park, which IMHO is always the best place to stay (in the parks). Both times we have stayed over by St. Mary and just off the Going to the Sun Hwy. But my son stayed down by Many Galaciers and then over on the westside as well. All are neat. On the last trip we spent a few days at Waterton Nat'l Park in Canada before going down to Glacier, nice up there as well. Waterton

There are many campgrounds at Glacier National Park and Map_Listing of Campgrounds.
I believe I would try one of these on our next visit Many Glacier and Two Medicine and Sprague Creek.

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