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Dickinson is a town in Western North Dakota. It has a population of 17,787 people in 2010 census.


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

Get in

By plane

Nonstop service is offered from Dickinson to Denver and Williston on Great Lakes Airlines. Nonstop service on United Express to Denver begins in June 2013.

By car

  • 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

Get around

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

A taxicab service is available seven days a week and augmented by Eldercare, a transportaion 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

Bed & Breakfast


  • 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

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.

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Routes through Dickinson
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