Another stop to break up the long drive, we visited the externally unusual North Dakota State Capitol, learning that as it was built during the depression they cut costs externally (no dome, like many Capitols) but still made it beautiful inside:
Having reached the north-east end of our vacation, we began the long drive back towards Minneapolis but of course with some more visits on the way. Our first detour today was to the Enchanted Highway, a thirty mile road with huge sculptures (and a maze!) at intervals along it (of course a 60 mile detour there and back!); amazing art and well worth the diversion!
Some 60 miles drive from the south entrance to the north, got us immediate sighting of two Bison right at the entrance – and many more through the park! But the highlight here is a geological feature called Cannonball Concretions which are amazing and well worth the long drive up from Medora!
While we were at the concretions, a small herd of Bison came out of the long grass and passed us, across the parking lot and then the road, heading off into meadows below us! Separated from the cars we and another family stood quietly up on the hill of the concretions and watched them all go by – I video’ed the event: