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Find the Good Life in North Dakota

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Western ND - Pop 25K

MEET Dickinson

The "Western Edge of ND", Dickinson

is your base to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit, and home to Dickinson State University. This thriving community has grown rapidly in recent years. It is big enough to offer plenty of city amenities, but still small enough for that friendly hometown feeling.

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Especially in recent years, the economic growth in Dickinson has been driven by the enormous Bakken oil field which makes North Dakota one of the largest petroleum producing states in the U.S. With a strong local economy, there are many different career opportunities, not only in energy production, but also in healthcare, education, manufacturing, engineering, hospitality and retail.


  • Dickinson Public School District
  • Walmart
  • MBI Energy Services
  • CHI St. Alexius
  • Dickinson State University
  • Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing
  • TMI Corporation
  • City Of Dickinson
  • Baker Boy Bake Shop


Emergency Care

Available Locally

  • Primary Medical Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Veterinary Care
  • Veteran Healthcare



Dickinson offers excellent choices for enjoying the weekend or a night out. Enjoy fine dining in the vibrant downtown area, plus a craft brewery, vineyard and winery, and saucy barbecue joints. Spend a summer day at the ballpark with the Badlands Big Sticks of the collegiate summer baseball Expedition League. Find plenty of entertainment including live music performances and auto races.

The area includes many outdoor recreational opportunities as well including hiking, biking and OHV/ATV trails. A short drive will take you to the expansive Little Missouri National Grasslands featuring the renowned, multi-use Maah Daah Hey Trail and to Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit. This uncrowded national park offers rugged scenic beauty and miles of wide-open spaces for hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and more.

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Want to learn more about the good life in Dickinson and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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Dickinson Chamber of Commerce
(Connect with the Dickinson businesses community)

Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau
(Discover fun things to do and see here on the Western Edge)

Wide Open Wonder
(Learn more about living and working in southwest North Dakota)

Downtown Dickinson
(Explore a shopping and business district with historic charm)

City of Dickinson
(Find information about the city, businesses, jobs, housing and more)