Bismarck, located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and the Missouri River, is the capital of North Dakota. It's the second most populous city in the state after Fargo. North Dakota is well-known for its cold winters and rural landscape, but Bismarck offers families a small city with all of the amenities of any capital city. Families can visit the Dakota Zoo downtown, learn more about the state's history at the North Dakota Heritage Center, catch a performance over at the Bismarck Civic Center or check out one of the many parks in this mainly residential city, like Kiwanis Park. Homes for rent in Bismarck are just across the river from Mandan and great for families looking to live in a city that isn't overcrowded.
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North Dakota's state capitol is 242 feet tall and is the tallest building in the state.
Bismarck was explored as early as 1738 by French fur traders, but it wasn't until 1868 that Joseph Dietrich built a homestead in the area that Bismarck was first settled. After the Northern Pacific Railroad came to the area in 1872, people began to settle it and the railroad placed its terminus in the city. In 1873, it was named Bismarck after a German ruler.