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Things to See and Do

Area Attractions

Tommy Turtle Park - http://www.bottineauparks.com/park/ttp-info.html

Tommy Turtle Park is home of the famous "Tommy Turtle".  This park also offers RV camping, picnic shelters, tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, horseshoe pits, ball diamonds, sand volleyball court and playground equipment.  Tommy Turtle Park is located on the East side of Bottineau. 

Mystical Horizons

Mystical Horizons is the "Stonehenge" of the prairie. Based on local engineer and designer Jack Olson's vision for a 21st-century Stonehenge, the Mystical Horizons site offers a breathtaking view overlooking the farmland west of the Turtle Mountains. The stone and cement structures are designed so that visitors can view the summer and winter solstices and the equinox. Throughout the year, site goers can enjoy the North Star Polaris Sighting Tube and the sundial.

Turtle Mountain State Forests

Lake Metigoshe State Park

International Peace Gardens

Bottineau Winter Park – Annie’s House

Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway

Pierre Bottineau Statue http://heritagerenewal.org/stone/bottineau.htm
This statue was placed in memory of an early fur trader and explorer for which the city and county of Bottineau are named.  Located next to the Bottineau County Courthouse.

Bottineau County Historical Museum
The seasonal Bottineau County Historical Museum houses exhibits that include memorabilia from pioneer families and artifacts.  Located on the north side of Bottineau along main street.


Area Activities

Swimming – Bottineau Community has an outdoor pool open in the summer months.  It is located one block south of DCB.

Golfing – there are several golf courses located around the Bottineau area. The closest active course is located only ten minutes north of Bottineau.  Check out their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Bottineau-Country-Club-Golf-Course-109871705702223/about/

Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing all great outdoor winter activities available just 15 miles northwest of Bottineau located in the Turtle Mountains http://skibwp.com/

Snow Shoeing, Cross Country Skiing, and Sledding (bring your own sled or tube) are winter outdoor activities available just 14 miles northeast of Bottineau located at the Lake Metigoshe State Park. http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/lmsp/lmsp.html

Summer and Winter Trails for hiking, biking, or paths available for the running enthusiast located at Lake Metigoshe and the Lake Metigoshe State Park.  Canoeing also available in the summer months. http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/lmsp/lmsp.html

Car Races – Thunder Mounty Speedway has circle track racing every other weekend during the summer months.

Hunting and Fishing are avid outdoor sports in the Bottineau County area.  http://gf.nd.gov/

Movie Theatre “Botno Theatre” is located downtown Bottineau, only a few blocks from the DCB Campus.  Newly released movies are shown every weekend. 

Disc Golf Course available as a free activity.  Bring your own Frisbees to the Bottineau Forestry Park located only a few blocks away from the campus.  http://www.bottineauparks.com/park/fp-info.html

Racquetball Court, wellness equipment and gym located on Campus.


Places to Eat in Bottineau

China Inn – 1003 11th St East, Bottineau

Dairy Queen – 217 11th St West, Bottineau

Denny’s Pizza Inn – 307 11th St East, Bottineau

Family Bakery – 412 Main Street, Bottineau

Herbel’s Dario – 305 Main Street, Bottineau

Subway – 204 11th Street West, Bottineau

Cenex Food Court – 207 11th St West, Bottineau

Norway House – 815 11th St East, Bottineau

Pride Dairy – 517 Thompson Street, Bottineau

Marie’s – 605 Main Street, Bottineau

Places to Eat at Lake Metigoshe

(approximately 15 miles northeast of Bottineau)

Metigoshe Drive Inn (summer months only) – 3348 Lake Loop Road

Aframe Bar and Grill – 10721 Lake Loop Rd East

KC’s Dockside Bar and Grill – 1554 107th St NE

Birchwood Family Restaurant – 21 Birchwood Heights Road


Places to Stay in Bottineau

Super 8 – 1007 11th Street East, Bottineau

Norway House – 815 11th Street East

Cobbelstone Inn & Suites – 1109 11th St East

Turtle Mountain Inn - 345 11th Street West

Places to Stay at Lake Metigoshe

(approximately 15 miles northeast of Bottineau)

Quilt Inn and Suites – 10722 Lake Loop Rd East

Lake Metigoshe State Park Cabins - #2 Lake Metigoshe State Park