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North Dakota may be one of the least visited states in the US, but visitors willing to journey off the beaten track with car hire in North Dakota will not be disappointed. Residing upon the northern Great Plains, North Dakota contains some magnificent national parks and natural landscapes. The charming and safe capital is Bismarck. Williston is a medium sized town close to some amazing landmarks like the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Getting across the state is best done by car. There are a variety of high-quality companies supplying vehicles in the state, including Budget, Enterprise and Alamo. Tourists should compare car hire online, where plenty of discounts can be found.
Williston, Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks all boast regional airports that are served by domestic airlines like United Express, Delta Airlines, Allegiant Express and Great Lakes Airlines. Amtrak serves the state, and Greyhound Bus Lines offer services also. Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 pass through North Dakota. Numerous other highways make it possible to traverse the state, including US highways 52 and 2.
Local speed limits along interstate and US highways is 75mph. Laws are enforced by state police, so visitors are advised to abide by local road rules. Some parts of highways are dual carriageway, but others are single lane roadways, so overtaking can be dangerous. Winters can make roads icy, so motorists should drive carefully during the cold season.
North Dakota is filled with amazing historical monuments and natural landmarks. About 40 miles south of Williston is the gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Northeast of Bismarck, at a distance of 45 miles is the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site – a truly magnificent landmark highlighting Native American culture. Tourists must not miss the International Peace Garden, located close to the Canadian border. All these treats are easily accessed with car rental in North Dakota.
December through to February is the coldest period of the year, with temperatures falling to below 0°C in many parts of the state. Visitors should see North Dakota when the weather is warmer. Summer is the hottest time of year, between June and August, with temperatures reaching highs of 28°C on average.