International Peace Garden, Dunseith

#9 of 53 in Parks in North Dakota
The International Peace Garden Border Crossing is a crossing on the Canada–United States border connecting the towns of Boissevain, Manitoba and Dunseith, North Dakota. The border crossing is adjacent to the International Peace Garden, which was dedicated in 1932, just two years after this crossing was established as a port of entry.

The crossing is connected by U.S. Route 281 on the American side and Manitoba Highway 10 on the Canadian side. The US calls its border station Dunseith and Canada calls its border station Boissevain. The entrance/exit to the Peace Garden is directly on the border. This allows visitors from either country to enter the park via US 281 or MB 10 without passing through customs, and they may move throughout the park (crossing the border at will) without restriction. However, the customs stations for Canada and the U.S. are located on the road just north and south (respectively) of the access drives for the garden, requiring all visitors – including those returning to the country from which they arrived – to go through the immigration procedures of their destination country upon leaving the garden.
International Peace Garden Airport, a public use airport for general aviation aircraft with no more than 15 passengers, is located to the east of the garden on the U.S. side of the border.
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  • We absolutely loved our visit! The day was a little rainy and chilly, so we spent most of our time indoors. The succulent garden was incredible! The cafe was convenient and the food was great! Will...  more »
  • We were travelling in North Dakota and decided to head up to the International Peace Garden. Were figured it would either be a hidden gem or a dud. Boy, were we surprised! What a hidden gem...  more »
  • Words cannot describe the breathtaking beauty and idyllic setting of the Peace Gardens. It is apparent that a huge amount of work went into the design and maintenance of this location. My cousin was married at the fountain area and it couldn't have been a more lovely setting to begin their journey as husband and wife. We enjoyed our visit immensely as we wandered the gardens and took a million photos. This is definitely a must see tourist destination!!
  • When the Peace Gardens first opened in 1930s 50,000 people came from all over to witness it. Now it is quiet tranquil place where one can get disconnect from today's society and reflect on the beauty of the world. A definite must stop and well worth the visit as they are always improving and revitalizing these beautiful grounds.

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