made in mandan

A Vibrant & Growing Community

Mandan’s slogan, “Where the West Begins,” embodies our community’s rugged and hearty nature evident in our terrain, people, annual celebrations, and heritage, first as a village for the Mandan tribe, then a cavalry fort, railroad town and hub for area ranchers and farmers.

Today, Mandan is a growing city passionately retaining its hometown atmosphere and history. Our community bursts with pride when hosting special events that draw thousands of visitors year after year.

Touch-A-Truck in May gives children a chance to see trucks, cranes, excavators and more up close. Buggies-n-Blues showcases classic cars on Main Street the second weekend in June. Rodeo Days over the Fourth of July includes Art In the Park and the state’s longest parade. Weeknight summer concerts draw spectators to Dykshoorn Park and weekend auto racing is active at Dacotah Centennial Park. Additional festivities include the Haunted Fort in October and and Santa's Arrival in late November. New in 2022-2023 is a Holiday Lights on Main Festival!

Other attractions include Ft. Lincoln State Park and the Custer House, the Railroad Museum, Raging Rivers Water Park, Huff Hills Ski Area, auto racing at Dacotah Speedway, two golf courses, 30+ miles of walking and bike trails, a soccer complex, a baseball field, softball diamonds, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, skateboard board park, 17 neighborhood parks, and a dog park. Family Wellness, a partnership between the YMCA and Sanford Health, opened in 2017. The Starion Sports Complex also opened in 2017. It houses a two-sheet hockey arena, gymnastics facilities, plus a football and track field. New in 2022 is the Mandan Tennis Center featuring indoor and outdoor tennis and pickleball courts. Finishing in 2023 will be the Dale Pahlke Arena on the Dakota Community Bank & Trust Rodeo Grounds.

Mandan’s future is bright!

  • The Bismarck-Mandan metropolitan statistical areas (communities with populations of 50,000 or more) is home to an estimated 129,641 people, according to the 2020 Census estimate, up 17% since 2010.
  • Mandan is North Dakota’s eighth largest city.
  • Mandan’s population is 24,447 according to a 2021 Census estimate, up 1% from 2020 and 33% from 2010.
  • Morton County's population is 33,611, 22% greater than in 2010.

Other interesting facts …

  • Revenue of about $3.2 million was generated in 2022 from a 1% local sales tax. This surpassed the previous record of $3 million from 2021.
  • The City's mill levy has decreased from 98 mills in 2009 to 64 for 2022.