Landscape & Nature
The Northern Plains National Heritage Area sits astride an 80-mile length of free-flowing Missouri River between Lake Sakakawea in the north and Lake Oahe to the south. It is the setting for a fascinating and poignant story of our country’s expansion across the continent. It is a uniquely spacious, quiet, and scenic landscape of river and farmland and prairie and sky. The rich history of the Northern Plains is apparent in the numerous historic and cultural properties that dot the landscape of the Missouri River.