Rolette County Tourism

Located in North Central North Dakota, Rolette County is bordered by Manitoba, Canada to the North. Rolette County is the heart of the beautiful Turtle Mountains, known for their scenic beauty. The Turtle Mountains are abundant in lakes and forests - great for golfing, swimming, fishing, hunting, and wintertime sports of snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.


International Peace Gardens


Devoted to World Peace, along the world’s longest unfortified border, lies a 2,339 acre
Botanical Garden. Thousands of tourists are attracted to the garden, annually.
For more information please call 1-888-432-6733



Hawk Museum



The Dale & Martha Hawk Museum has a breathtaking collection of antiques, including farm equipment, threshers and small collectibles. Five buildings house the 300+ collection of large antiques. Also on the museum site are the old Wolford school, containing a collection of clocks, uniforms, etc.; the Henry Johnson Store of Nanson featuring everything a pioneer could need; Country Church; one-room schoolhouse; and a large law library. The Dale & Martha Hawk home which has been meticulously kept is furnished with some stunning antiques. The second weekend of June each year the hawk Museum features a Farm Show, where the antique farm equipment is put to work. There are steam threshing demonstrations, buggy rides, live music, children’s games and much more. Visitors are invited to bring motor homes and campers to spend the weekend. Located south of Mylo, ND the museum offers tours which are available 7 days a week for a minimal charge, for tour arrangements and information call (701) 583-2381.


Turtle Mountain Chippewa Casino



Found in the heart of the Turtle Mountains, the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Casino will provide you with top-notch gambling excitement. To better serve its customers, the casino-operation is being expanded to include a 100-room hotel, the new "Sky Dancer Resort Hotel". The new facility, will include theme suites, computer connections in each room, a pool with water slides, a whirlpool and sauna, an exercise room and arcade. The expansion will eventually include 200 plus rooms and a new casino, including meeting and convention facilities. Food and beverage service is available at the casino. For business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy yourself at the Turtle Mountain Casino. You’ll find the casino on US Highway 281 & Highway 3 west of Belcourt.

For more information call (800) 477-3497.


Chippewa Downs


Chippewa Downs located 2 miles west of Belcourt is the only Pari-mutual wagering race-tracks in North Dakota. Licensed and regulated by the North Dakota Racing Commission, the Chippewa Downs features thoroughbreds and quarter horse racing during the month of June.

Contact Doug DeMontigny, Chairman, at (701) 228-2642  

Phone, track: (701) 477-6158
2008 season: 6 days, June 14 to June 29   



Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center



The Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe is proud of its unique heritage of both the Native American ancestry and French voyager which makes up the ancestry of the vast majority of the population. The Heritage Center includes a gallery which displays magnificent sculptures from local artisans, a museum and gift shop. The art museum features tribal artisans works in many different mediums and work displayed from Internationally-recognized sculptors from the area. Work is in progress on landscaping along the Ox Creek which traverses through Belcourt. This project will also include a public park for tourists and families. The Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center is located along Highway 281 in Belcourt.

For more information call (701) 477-6140.


Wee'l Turtle & Log House


In Dunseith you’ll find the Wee'l Turtle, a huge artistic work that is truly a one-of-a-kind. Constructed entirely of hundreds of wheels painted green, it is a must see tourist attraction. Located next to the Wee'l Turtle is the Log House and Tourist information center. The Log House has hundreds of North Dakota and North American crafts, soups and seasonings for sale. The Log House is open Daily May to September, Saturdays after Labor Day, and daily again from Thanksgiving until New Years for the Holiday Season. RV Parking and Picnic Shelters are available.

Contact (701) 244-5860 for more information.


Wakopa Wildlife Management Area


The Wakopa Wildlife Management Area encompasses a total of 6,800 acres in the Turtle Mountains. The area is owned and managed by the North Dakota Game & Fish Department. Wakopa WMA is a forested area interspersed with lakes, wetlands, and grasslands. The forests provide cover for deer, moose, elk. Other types of wildlife typically seen in the Wakopa WMA include fox, coyotes, lynx, raccoons, skunks, weasels, mink, beaver, box squirrels, muskrats, woodchucks and many species of birds. Fishing on the natural lakes may produce rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch. Wakopa WMA can be found on Highway 43 west of St. John.


Shepherd's Hill at the Crossroads

Ping Pong



Carriage Ride 2

Our Mission
Shepherd′s Hill at the Crossroads provides Christ-centered faith and life enrichment through year-round outdoor ministry.

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Ragtop Festival


A Celebration of the Convertible.   Music, Arts, Games, Fireworks, Parade and much much more.

Rolla  ND

For more Information click here


Rolette County Historical Society


One of the most interesting sites in Rolette County is the Rolette County Historical grounds located on the south edge of St. John as you come into town from the South. It consists of 12 lots, part of which is surrounded by a chain link fence.

The Rolette County Historical Society was organized by a small group of interested people in 1974. Its goal and purpose as an active organization is to help preserve some of the relics of the early pioneers--historical monuments, landmarks, buildings, etc., that have historical value. The initial grounds were donated to the Society in 1975 by the Mill Lake Cemetery Association and consisted, at that time, of 6 lots and the Mill Lake Lutheran Church, which was built in 1911. There are now several buildings on the site; the Church, a little one-room school house which dates back to early 1900's; a little pioneer log cabin; a display building containing many different memorabilia; another display building with larger antique machinery; an immigration building, toy shop, boxcar, caboose, and an outdoor stage.

The Historical Grounds are open every Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day of each year; or can be visited by appointment, calling (701) 477-3026 or 244-5814.




Traditional Indian Pow-Wows are held at area schools Mother’s Day weekend and New Years. Pow-Wows are also held in July and on Labor Day weekend at the Little Shell Pow-Wow grounds near Dunseith.

Contact Dave Garcia at (701) 477-5605 for more information.


Additional Information

The Turtle Mountain Tourism Association

City of Rolla Web Site

City of Rolette Web Site

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