Bismarck is the capital city of North Dakota and the state's second largest city. The population is over 68,000 and the Metro area well over 100,000. The city is located in south-central North Dakota on the Missouri River. The capitol campus is one of the city's largest attractions and also the principle employer. The 19-story Art Deco capitol is the tallest building in the city, at a height of 241.75 feet - it can be seen from 20 miles away. There are several public and private colleges in town, the largest of which is the University of Mary.
Outdoor recreation is a big draw for people who retire to Bismarck. Summers are beautiful and dry and winters are cold and long. Photos courtesy of Wkipedia: former Northern Paciific Railroad Depot and State Capitol by , scene from Abraham Lincoln State Park by