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"Tommy Turtle", symbol of Bottineau

Bottineau is a town in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota. It is located about 10 miles south of the Canadian border, in the Turtle Mountains and is known as the four seasons playground of North Dakota. It has a population of 2,234 people.


The county and city are named after the frontier scout Pierre Bottineau.

Get in[edit]

Map of Bottineau

Get around[edit]


  • The International Peace Gardens. Along the US/Canadian border.
  • Bottineau County Historical Museum, North Main St.
  • Bottineau County Fair. The oldest county fair in ND.
  • Four Chaplains Monument. Honors four chaplains who died in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland in 1943. They were aboard the U.S.S. Dorchester when it was struck by a torpedo, and they helped sailors into lifeboats and distributed life jackets. They gave up their own lives in so doing. They were last seen standing on the sinking ship, their arms entwined, heads bowed in prayer.
  • 1 Lake Metigoshe State Park. Camping, hiking trails, boat ramp, fishing, swimming, canoe rentals, fishing, boating, golf. 16 miles northeast of Bottineau Lake Metigoshe State Park (Q6476891) on Wikidata Lake Metigoshe State Park on Wikipedia
  • Pierre Bottineau Statue, 314 Fifth St. W.
  • Thunder Mountain Speedway. 3/8 mile track.
  • Tommy Turtle Statue (City Park). A giant turtle riding a snowmobile.
  • [formerly dead link] Bottineau Chamber of Commerce.


  • Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, jet-skiing, bird watching, swimming, camping, rodeo. Click here
  • Bottineau Winter Park. For down hill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice fishing




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Routes through Bottineau
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