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For other places with the same name, see Wahpeton (disambiguation).

Wahpeton is a town in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. It has a population of about 8,586 people. It is the home of North Dakota State College of Science.

Dakota Avenue (North Dakota Highway 13) in downtown Wahpeton


Wahpeton, along with its sister city, Breckenridge, are referred to as Two States. Two Cities. One community.

Get in[edit]

  • By car: exit 23 from I-29

Get around[edit]


Richland County Courthouse
  • Richland County Hisorical Museum (7th Avenue & 2nd Street North, near the entrance of Chahinkapa Park), +1 701 642-3075. 1PM-4PM on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, closed during the winter.
  • Chahinkapa Park and Zoo (First Street and Seventh Avenue), +1 701 642-8709. Open May through September. Zoo features 200 animals, including Siberian tigers, kangaroos, otters, bears, snow leopards, and monkeys. Admission fee $5, $4.50 seniors, and $2 for children under 13
  • The Big Catfish (Near City Hall). This large catfish statue is visible from Highway 10 and is next to a dock.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Wahpeton
LintonBarney ← Jct N S  W  E  END
END  W  E  → becomes Breckenridge

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