Tourism

Start your adventure at the Tourist Information Center located at the corner of US Highway 2 and ND Highway 3.  The Prairie Village Museum and Northern Lights Tower are nearby where you will be able to walk through 33 buildings and 35,000 square feet of artifacts and architecture to experience this area’s rich cultural past. Within the Prairie Village Museum, you’ll see antique cars and farm equipment, Scandinavian and German antiques, Native American and Eskimo artifacts, and much, much more.  So whether you’re standing inside an original schoolhouse or a log cabin from the 1800s, or marveling at the authenticity of an original barbershop or saloon, you will surely be transported back to the days of the early explorers and pioneers.

Rugby is also gateway to the beautiful and scenic International Peace Gardens along the US-Canadian border.  Celebrating peace and cooperation along the world’s longest undefended border, the International Peace Gardens blossom in beauty and culture all summer long. Visit www.peacegarden.com for more information.

The city of Rugby has a beautiful walking path in the summer months, and for winter sport travelers, we have snowmobile trails.  North Dakota is well known for our friendly people, strong work ethic, and remarkably low crime rate. Rugby is home to all three, and with no traffic congestion and a constant supply of clean air, we have what many people can only dream of.

With ample land, lakes, and rivers, this area offers excellent hunting, fishing, swimming, and camping sites.  Balta Dam, Sand Lake, and the Souris River are all nearby. And for big lake fun, camping, water-skiing, and fishing, Lake Metigoshe, nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains, is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. Lake Metigoshe State Park is located 14 miles northeast of Bottineau, ND, along the US-Canadian border.

Rugby Chamber of Commerce – www.rugbynorthdakota.com/

▪ Victorian Dress Museum

▪ Historic Pierce County Courthouse

▪ Historic Amtrak Depot

▪ Niewoehner Bell Tower

▪ Rugby Golf Course

▪ Walking and Biking Trails

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