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Geographical center of North America
Rugby Station
Northern Lights Tower

Rugby is a city in the Lakes and Gardens region of North Dakota, with a population of about 2900 people. It is located about halfway between Minot and Devils Lake.

Get in


By car


US Highway 2 runs along the south side of town. West about 60 miles is Minot. East about the same distance is Devils Lake. US 2 crosses Interstate 29 in Grand Forks.

North Dakota Highway 3 runs North to Dunseith and the International Peace Garden. Brandon, on Trans-Canada 1, is about 2 and a half hours from Rugby.

By train

See also: Rail travel in the United States

Get around


If you come into town by train, you'll have to walk or hitch around town. There isn't any public transport, taxi service, or car rental. Not that this can be a bad thing if, say, you had a rail pass and wanted to spend a day in small-town North Dakota.

However, the more timid may want to take the train to Minot, rent a car, and circle back.



The Geographical Center of North America cairn, at the intersection of US 2 and ND 3. The actual center of the continent is some 6 miles west of nearby Balta, but you really have to be a stickler to get there.


  • Spirit Lake Casino.



Rugby has a number of small shops, mostly located downtown, which is around the train station, and about 2 miles north of Highway 2.







Go next

Routes through Rugby
SpokaneMinot  W  E  Devils LakeFargo
MinotTowner  W  E  Churchs FerryGrand Forks
Dunseith ← Jct E ← Jct E  N  S  BaltaSteele

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