Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
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Climate & Best time to visit Bismarck

Climate in Bismarck:

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Best time to visit Bismarck:

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is a popular time to visit North Dakota. The weather is warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures often in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit (21-30°C). This is the best time for outdoor activities such as hiking in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, exploring the Maah Daah Hey Trail, and camping along the Missouri River. Summer is also ideal for attending outdoor festivals and rodeos.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is a favorite time for many visitors to North Dakota. The weather becomes more pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 50s to 70s Fahrenheit (10-26°C). The fall foliage in the state's parks and forests turns into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making it ideal for scenic drives, hiking, and wildlife watching. Fall is also great for birdwatching and exploring historic sites.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in North Dakota can be quite cold, with daytime temperatures often below freezing. However, this season is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts. The state's ski resorts, including Bottineau Winter Park and Frost Fire Park, offer opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. The winter season is also ideal for observing bald eagles along the Missouri River.

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is a delightful time to visit North Dakota. The weather gradually warms up, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 40s to 60s Fahrenheit (4-21°C). This is an ideal season for outdoor activities such as hiking in state parks, fishing in lakes and rivers, and exploring cultural attractions. Spring also brings blooming wildflowers and the opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty.

Note on Theodore Roosevelt National Park:

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in the western part of the state, is a major attraction. The best time to visit for hiking and outdoor activities is in the summer and fall when the weather is more favorable.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Bismarck?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
43.67 USD
Fast food meal:
15.35 USD
Mid-range meal:
46.66 USD
Bottle of water:
1.47 USD
Soft drink:
2.40 USD
6.45 USD
Local Beer:
5.68 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
1.72 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.71 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

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General information

United States of America general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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