Bismarck Tourism, North Dakota

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Bismarck (/ˈbɪzˌmɑːrk/) is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. It is the second most populous city in North Dakota after Fargo. The city's population was 61,272 at the 2010 census, while its metropolitan population was 129,517. In 2015, Forbes magazine ranked Bismarck as the seventh fastest-growing small city in the United States. Bismarck was founded in 1872 and has been North Dakota's capital city since the state was created from the Dakota Territory and admitted to the Union in 1889. Bismarck is on the east bank of the Missouri River, directly across the river from Mandan. The two cities make up the core of the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Statistical Area. The North Dakota State Capitol, the tallest building in the state, is in central Bismarck. The state government employs more than 4,000 in the city. As a hub of retail and health care, Bismarck is the economic center of south-central North Dakota and north-central South Dakota.


Bismarck is the state capital of North Dakota. It is a major health care centre of the country. Medical centres like St. Alexius is one of the oldest hospitals in Dakota that functions today as a major cancer treatment center. Bismarck is full of parks supporting recreational activities. Popular amongst them is the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. It includes a village said to be occupied by the native Mandan tribe. You will find many lakes around Bismarck. There are several golf courses in Bismarck where you can enjoy a game. The Missouri River flowing through the city is a popular spot for fishing and water sports while the nearby mountains are used for skiing. There is never a boring moment for tourists when they are in Bismarck.


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Facts and Stats for Bismarck*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bismarck

    Know the pollution level of Bismarck before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66.67 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Bismarck: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bismarck for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bismarck.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Bismarck - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 66.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 31.1 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 33.26 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.99 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bismarck

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bismarck

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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