Keep the stuff of legends alive by staying in North Dakota vacation rentals and venturing out to explore all the state has to offer. Kids will love digging for fossils buried for millions of years, the Old West town of Medora, plus ranch vacations, rodeos, children’s museums and entertainment venues. Follow the Lewis & Clark trail (and don’t miss the Lewis & Clark Riverboat in Bismarck), splash in a water park, sail across Lake Sakakawea, or visit one of the state’s nine forts (including Fort Abercrombie, Abraham Lincoln, Buford, Clark, Dilts, Mandan, Ransom, Rice and Totten). Must-see attractions include annual powwows, and the North and South Units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Badlands, in the park’s South Unit, was shaped by millions of years of rain, wind, erosion and the meanderings of the Little Missouri River. The North Unit, with its taller buttes and heavy forests, is a designated wilderness. In winter, witness the awesome Northern Lights and play in the snow: cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing (on Devil’s Lake), sledding, skating, and snowmobiling. Outdoor adventures in other seasons include fishing, hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing/kayaking and more. Make reservations for a North Dakota vacation rental soon.