From Itineraries Midwest Spring Issue 2009
This sample itinerary can be customized for anytime of the year.
10 – 12:00 pm
Arrive in Rugby, North Dakota, the geographical center of North America, and spend some time touring the town, including the Prairie Village Museum. The Museum and Historical Society display the fascinating history and beauty of “old North Dakota.” Walk along the wooden walkways and through fully furnished pioneer buildings displaying everything from classic cars, antique guns, Native American and Eskimo artifacts, the hobo jungle and so much more.
12 – 1:00 pm
Have a little lunch at Bob’s Pizza Inn. Don’t let the name fool you; he has a full menu with something to please anyone’s taste.
1 – 2:30 pm
Head east to the community of Knox, North Dakota to the pleasant surroundings of the Dakota Hills Winery. Taste their delicious wine made from hand picked fruits, that make the difference in their handmade, carefully crafted wines, produced from the ground up. Located on a beautiful century old farmstead with a small pond, complete with a few animals and a pleasant host and hostess. They really mean it when they say, “You really are welcome here.”
2:30 -3:30 pm
Take a ride up to a one of a kind place; The International Peace Garden.
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Devoted to world peace, and situated along the world’s longest unfortified border of Canada and the United States. Boasting colorful displays of 150,000 flowers, splashing across the grounds terraced walkways. Hear the 14-bell chime echo in the distance as you ponder the beauty of the two floral displays of the American and Canadian Flags, the only two floral designs that remain the same each year. The 120-foot concrete Peace Tower, and the Peace Chapel can be seen at the end of the formal garden. The Japanese Government presented seven Peace Poles in which the words “May Peace Prevail” are written in twenty-eight different languages. (Don’t miss the floral clock – 18 feet in diameter!)
Browse through your souvenirs and relax on the return trip to Rugby, where you will check into The Econo Lodge for the night and enjoy a wonderful dinner at the Hub Restaurant in their banquet room.
For more information on this sample itinerary contact your tour operator or Rugby CVB 701-776-5846, Dakota Hills Winery 701-583-2202, or The International Peace Garden 701-263-4390.