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Dickinson is a town in Western North Dakota. It has a population of 24,000 people in 2020 census.


Dickinson is described as the gateway to the Badlands. The town was founded in 1889.

Get in[edit]

Map of Dickinson

By plane[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Interstate 94 I-94 is a major interstate highway that runs east-west across the state, through the city of Dickinson. Use exits 59, 61 or 64.

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

As in most smaller towns in North Dakota, travel by car is the most preferred method of travel. Due to the small centers of population spread out over such large distances, public transportation is non-existent.

Car Rental[edit]

A taxicab service is available seven days a week and augmented by Eldercare, a transportation service for people with medical needs, disabilities, or other medical concerns. Dakota Cab is another taxi option.




  • Cine 3 Movie Theatre.
  • Classic Lanes.
  • Paragon Bowl.
  • Putt-n-Stuff Miniature Golf.
  • Spitfire Go-Kart Fun Park.


  • The Maah Daah Hey Trail.


  • Prairie Hills Mall. Monday Friday from 10AM-9PM, Saturday from 10AM-6PM and on Sunday from noon-5PM.
  • T-Rex Plaza.




Hotels / Motels[edit]

Bed & Breakfast[edit]


  • Camp on the Heart. Tent, 80 RV sites
  • North Park Campground.
  • Patterson Lake Recreation Area.
  • Buffalo Gap Campground (7 miles west of Medora, at the trailhead of Buffalo Gap Trails, which is part of the Maah Daah Hey Trail system). Open Memorial Day through September. Scenic features include a prairie dog town and paved trail to a scenic vista overlooking the Badlands. $6.00 fee for camping.

Stay safe[edit]

Dickinson is a safe city, with little violent crime, however, use common sense especially when it comes to personal property, just as you would anywhere else.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Dickinson
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