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Dakotas: Bismarck and Mandan, N.D.

By Jason Lindsey, courtesy North Dakota Tourism

Some of the work will be completed this year, the rest next year. There will be expanded event space both indoors and outdoors for meetings, lectures, receptions, dinners and more.

“It is referred to as the Smithsonian of the Plains,” said Grossman. “It will be an icon and a must-see for visitors.”

Bismarck-Mandan is a good drive-to destination for state meetings and has been successful at attracting regional and national meetings.

Some groups have made an exception to their meeting rotation schedule and have returned to the city.

“The Outdoor Writers Association of America is a fine example,” said Grossman. “They brought in quite a few people, and they came back. They felt there was so much for their writers to write about here.”

A petroleum conference held in Bismarck attended by 4,000 people was so popular that exhibition space was booked in 17 minutes.


Dan Dickson

Dan has been a communicator all his professional life, first as an award-winning radio and TV news reporter for two decades and then as a communications director for several non-profits for another decade. He has contributed to The Group Travel Leader Inc. publications since 2007.