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North Dakota for Photographers

By Edited Dec 8, 2015 2 2

North Dakota has numerous spots to visit. Although this state may not be the first area you think of when you begin to plan a vacation, you should at least consider this great State, especially if you are a history buff. Here are some interesting places you can visit when in North Dakota and capture some great photographs. If you are just driving though this State for the first time then you may be surprised at how many great photographic opportunities you come across.

Farm Elevators

Rugby North Dakota

The State of North Dakota is loaded with Farm Elevators. Although a simple farm elevator may not necessarily be a tourist hotspot, they are very enjoyable for amateur photographers who are able to capture many spectacular scenes. Each Farm elevator has a different charm. The rustic appeal of these iconic rural buildings is captivating when viewed with the sun rising or setting. Many of these old grain elevators are still used; however you will also find some old owns that are in disrepair and somehow still standing after numerous years of abuse by Mother Nature.

Garrison Dam and Garrison Dam Spillway

Garrison Dam and Garrison Dam Spillway

This is one of the few exceptions to the rule because the Garrison Dam Spillway is actually cooler to look at then the actual dam is, at least it is when the water is being released. The Garrison Dam is the 5th largest earthen dam in the world. Construction on the Garrison Dam began in 1947 and was finished in 1953.

ND 1 Overpass at Sanborn

ND 1 Overpass at Sanborn

This is one of the most spectacular and interesting places for railroad enthusiasts in North America. Regardless of whether it is sunny or snowy you will be able to bear witness to an amazing railroad scene that you can capture on your digital camera. If you love railroads and taking pictures of railroads then the ND1 Overpass at Sanborn is one can’t miss destination.

Rivers and Streams

Scenic North Dakota

North Dakota is chocked full of rivers and streams. Many of these streams and rivers can provide great opportunities for the aspiring shutterbug looking to pimp out his Flickr account. Besides taking pictures you can also do some fishing, just make sure you buy a valid state fishing license first.

Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND

Grand Forks North Dakota can keep you busy taking photographs for your entire vacation. Grand Forks is the third largest City in the state and is home to many cool things including


ND Barns

Old barns are one of the most popular photographic items in any of the states that have great rural areas. If you like snapping images of old barns then North Dakota is a great place to visit as this State is loaded with old barns.

North Dakotans

ND Diverse

The friendly people who live in this state are a very diverse, and the North Dakotans are self-reliant people.

Antique Signage

Vintage Signage in ND

The towns and Cities in North Dakota will present you with numerous opportunities to take pictures of old vintage signage.

Regardless of where you travel in this part of the Nation then you will be presented with a wealth of photographic opportunities.

But if you want to get even more inspiration to a photographic journey to this state, then you must see North Dakota Simply Beautiful, this beautiful book is well worth to own. You can buy it at Amazon as new. Or you can buy it used because Amazon offer gift cards to those who have made a 'trade in'.

North Dakota Simply Beautiful
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Enjoy the many color photographs From North Dakota's farm fields, the wide open prairies, and the rivers. Enjoy this exotic photographic journey.

Or read the book Love Finds You in Wildrose by Tracey Bateman, who is an award winning author. She has published more than 30 books and have sold almost one million prints. Tracey Bateman's writing about the Wildrose and the story of Rosemary can be found on print, and as a Kindle version:

Love Finds You in Wildrose, North Dakota
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This book is about real and metaphorical wild roses in the wilderness of the prairies. Rosemary never wanted to be wild and free, she wanted to be captured and loved.


May 5, 2013 2:23pm
This is a wonderful article abut a place I have always wanted to visit ut never have. Thanks for the info--2 big thumbs and a rating from me.
May 5, 2013 11:20pm
Thank you for your comment!
You should go there, to become relaxed and inspired at the same time.
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