Germans-from-Russia History Tour
Guide: Paulette Bullinger
5 hours / $95 per person
North Dakota was the destination of approximately 70,000 German-speaking settlers from the Volga river region and from German villages in what is now the Ukraine. Travel from Bismarck to the Lawrence Welk State Homestead with plenty of stops at stunning churches and iron-cross cemeteries along the way. Include transportation, lunch, and snack (hint: it’s kuchen!)
Sundays from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
July 9 and August 6
2-Day Germans-from-Russia History Tour
Hosts: Harvey & Diane Schilling
2 days / $150 per person
This tour traverses North Dakota’s “German Triangle” and includes a stop at the Ashley kuchen bakery, museum, Jewish cemetery, and closes the evening with dinner and play in the Hayloft. Overnight at the newly renovated Wishek Inn.
Start the morning with breakfast followed by a modern day farm for a tour. Then visit the Lehr Harness factory in the old Lehr School. Lunch will be Wishek sausage in the Lehr Tabernacle before returning to Bismarck.
Tour includes meals, lodging, entertainment and activity fees.
Depart Tuesday, July 25 and return Wednesday, July 26
Historic Downtown Bismarck Walking Tour
1 hour / $15
Guide: Dana Morrison
Stroll historic streets of Bismarck and hear tales of hearty souls who, at least for a while, called this place home. Walk the terrain of the Mandans and Lakotas, traders, raiders, railroad riders, soldiers and soiled doves. Tread the streets of Murderer’s Gulch in a town once known as the Wickedest Town in the West.
Sundays at 4pm
June 11 and 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
August 6, 13, 20 and 27
3 hours/ $55 per person
Guide: Mike Gilbertson
Sample flights of locally brewed beer at three Bismarck-Mandan Breweries. You’ll learn about the process of beer making, enjoy the ride in a luxury fun bus, have some snacks and learn more about Bismarck’s long (and for a long time, illicit) love affair with beer.
Thursdays 7:00pm to 10:00pm
St. Mary’s Cemetery Tour
1 hour / $15 per person
Guides: Mike Gilbertson / Paulette Bullinger
Learn more about some of the 7,551 souls inhabiting this historic cemetery. Learn the fascinating (and sometime scandalous) stories about Bismarck notables like Alexander McKenzie, Bismarck’s first city developer, Linda Slaughter, Bismarck’s first woman-everything, and Grant Marsh, the famed riverboat Captain delivering the news of Little Bighorn.
Native American Tour
Guide: Dakota Goodhouse
Explore the culture of the Mandan Indians who lived along the riverbanks. Visit an earthlodge village and an active archeological site, with a final stop at Five Nations Arts featuring hand-crafted artwork created by local Native Americans.
City Circle Tour
Guide: Annette Willis
We’ll “step-on” your tour bus to join your group, take over the mic, and show you Bismarck’s best. This 2 hour excursion offers a complete overview of historic and modern day Bismarck .
* Haunted History Tour
Aw shucks, this tour no longer available but check out some of our other great tours and watch for new tours coming soon!
Bismarck Tour Company owner and operator Annette Willis and friends serve up a bit of what’s happening now in Bismarck with a big helping of history and a touch of quirky humor. Guides are independent and create their own tour and schedule and Bismarck Tour Company, LLC books the tours and handles the details. These tours are ideal for...well, almost anyone who likes fun and interesting stuff.
Owner Operator and Tour Host
Native American Tour Guide
City Circle Step-On Guide
Germans-from-Russia History Tour Guide
Downtown History Tour Guide
What People Are Saying About Us
As a Tour Manager , I've worked with many local guides over my 38 years in the travel industry and this group is a cut above. They love what they do and it shows. Our city tour was insightful, informative, high energy and fun! I would work with Annette again in a minute! - Chuck Denny, Tour Manager, AFC Vacations, San Diego, CA
Booking & Tour Notes
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