Locum Tenens Travel Lifestyle | North Dakota

North Dakota is just one of fifty states you could live and work in as a locum tenens travel healthcare professional. When you work with Barton Associates as a locum tenens healthcare professional, you have the opportunity to go anywhere in the country. With so many locum tenens travel options available it can be hard to decide where to go first.

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What You Need to Know About North Dakota as a Locum Tenens Healthcare Professional

A new locum tenens assignment is always exciting- and a little nerve-wracking. Locum tenens allows you to explore new jobs and fresh, exciting locations, but starting over in unknown territory can be daunting. Lucky for you, that’s where Barton comes in! Our recruiters and staffing specialists are here to help. We’ve compiled information from TripAdvisor, state government pages, and personal recommendations from our staff to give you the best experience. 

On the surface North Dakota may seem like it doesn’t have much to offer- besides rolling fields, that is. But this ‘legendary’ state has a lot more to it than meets the eye. Whether you’re a history buff or outdoor enthusiast, North Dakota’s got something for you. Here’s some facts and suggestions to get you started.

What You Need to Know About Visiting North Dakota as a Locum Tenens Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, CRNA, and Dentist

North Dakota’s Notables

North and South Dakota became official states in 1889- at the same exact time. As the 39th and 40th states to join the union, there was some competition about who would be first. To quell any arguments, President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the statehood papers before signing them and ensured that no one recorded the order. Officially, we don’t know which state was first- but since N comes before S in alphabetical order, North Dakota technically has the honor of being the 39th state.

North Dakota may have won over its southern sibling, but it’s also a winner in other aspects. 90% of the state’s land is used as farms and ranches, so it’s no surprise that North Dakota is the number one producer of honey, flaxseed, and canola. The official state dance is, you guessed it, the square dance. If that didn’t paint a pretty prairie picture for you, this might: the North Dakota quarter features two buffalo grazing in a wide open field.

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Art and Culture in North Dakota?

Scandanavian Heritage Park

When you think of North Dakota, 13th century Scandanavia probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But journey out to Minot and you’ll find the Scandinavian Heritage Park, complete with full-size replicas of ancient Norwegian buildings. The park is a homage to the Scandanavian settlers that many current-day North Dakotans descend from.

Enchanted Highway

This aptly-named roadway features a collection of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures. Local artist Gary Greff created and maintains the sculptures along the 32 mile route. These massive art pieces showcase North Dakota’s native wildlife and history, and attract 6,000 tourists each year.

Plains Art Museum

Located in Fargo, this fine art museum boasts an impressive collection. Visitors can see Native American art, both historical and contemporary, as well as a variety of exhibits. Outside is a flower and sculpture garden. With different options year-round, the museum offers entertainment (and education) for all ages.


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Outdoor Activities in North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota Offers Miles of Scenic Landscape to Hike, Camp, and View Wildlife
North Dakota Offers Miles of Scenic Landscape to Hike, Camp, and View Wildlife

Named after the iconic president, Theodore Roosevelt National Park has three distinct areas totaling over 100 square miles. Hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing are the main attractions, but there’s also scenic drives available for less adventurous visitors.

Maah Daah Hey Trail

Stretching 144 miles across the state, the Maah Daah Hey Trail features every terrain found in North Dakota. Take a bike, horse, or your own two feet through pristine wilderness and scenic views. Keep an eye out for wildlife!

Knife River Historical Site

At first glance this may seem like another indoor museum, but the true beauty of the Knife River Historical Site lies beyond the visitor's center. Ten miles of trails take you through historic Native American settlements along the Missouri River. Part nature park, part living museum, this attraction combines the best of both worlds.

Can’t Get It Anywhere Else But North Dakota

World’s Largest Buffalo

Yes, you read that correctly. Standing at 26ft tall, the world’s largest buffalo is one of the midwest’s most popular roadside attractions. Named ‘Dakota Thunder’, this behemoth buffalo is located just down the road from the National Buffalo Museum. Stop in to see the live buffalo herd that calls the museum home.

International Peace Garden

Straddling the border between the United States and Canada is the International Peace Garden. 2,400 acres of land offer hiking, boating, and historic landmarks- and 80,000 species of plants, give or take. Bring your passport and enjoy the rare opportunity to hop back and forth between countries.

Medora Musical

Playing six days a week, the Medora Musical tells the story of the Old West and Theodore Roosevelt’s time in North Dakota. This outdoor amphitheater show includes live country music, real horses on stage, and a firework finale. Don’t miss the “rootin’-tootinest” show in the midwest!

What Else in North Dakota?

All that wasn’t enough for you? If you’re into road trips, there’s plenty to see a day’s drive away. Try visiting Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Mount Rushmore, or Yellowstone National Park!

There’s even more to see and do in North Dakota, but we couldn’t possibly include it all. If you’re ready to see it for yourself, check out our locum tenens jobs in North Dakota!

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