There is so much to see and do within a short distance of Leeds!
Devils Lake’s nearest shore is approximately 11 miles east of Leeds on Highway 2.
North Dakota's four-season recreational area boasts excellent open-water and ice fishing, boating and hunting. There is no season that is out of season on Devils Lake!
Fort Totten State Historic Site
417 Calvary Square, Fort Totten | 701-766-4441 or 701-328-2666 | history.nd.gov/historicsites/totten/
Located on the southeastern edge of the town of Fort Totten, this site preserves a military post built in 1867 and used continuously as a military reservation until 1890 when it became a boarding school for Indian children. The brick buildings, which replaced an earlier log fort, appear much as they did when built of locally made brick in 1868. Original buildings are now being used to house museum exhibits.
Dale & Martha Hawk Museum
4839 – 78th St NE, Wolford | 701-583-2381 | facebook.com/DaleandMarthaHawkMuseum/
The Dale & Martha Hawk Museum is a unique collection of antique farm equipment, steam engines, tractors, threshers, autos, tools, clocks and so much more! You will see a quaint country store, one-room school, an early pioneer home and many early household items. Wildlife viewing available as well.
Geographical Center of North America
Junction of Highways 2 & 3, Southeast Corner, Rugby | rugbynorthdakota.com/pages/Attractions
The Geographic Center of North America -- as important a monument as you're likely to find -- lies in the town of Rugby. It's marked by a rock obelisk, about 15 feet tall, flanked by poles flying the US and Canadian flags. It is the perfect location for a selfie to post to social media, saying that you are in the Geographical Center of North America! Free admission.
Grahams Island State Park
152 S Duncan Rd, Devils Lake (10 miles west of Devils Lake on Hwy 19 and then 5 miles south. 701-766-4015 | parkrec.nd.gov/parks/gisp/gisp.html
Devils Lake, North Dakota's largest natural lake—is home to Grahams Island State Park an 1,122 acre park. The lake is a closed drainage basin, marked by periods of fluctuating water levels. Over the past decade the lake has risen over 25 feet. Grahams Island State Park is connected by road over an elevated embankment, and travelers should exercise caution during high winds. The lake features some of the best fishing in North Dakota, both summer and winter. Amenities at Grahams Island State Park include a boat ramp, bait shop, visitor's center and a swimming beach.
International Peace Gardens
110939 Highway 281, Dunseith | 701-263-4390 | peacegarden.com
Nestled in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota and Manitoba, the International Peace Garden is one of the continent's most symbolic and scenic attractions. Thousands of tourists flock to this unique tribute to peace and friendship between the people of the US and Canada.
The garden encompasses 2,300 acres of nature's beauty; two pristine freshwater lakes, scenic hiking and driving trails, wildflowers, waterfalls, and a large variety of North American birds and animals. Last, but not least, is the phenomenal Formal Garden. Words cannot express the beauty, pride and peace many experience as they gaze over this impressive garden of more than 155,000 flowers in displays tucked in the terraces and walkways of the garden. The working 13-foot floral clock displays 2,000 to 2,500 flowers each year depending on the design. Every fifteen minutes and on the hour, the lovely tones of the chimes can be heard from the Carillon Bell Tower. The Peace Chapel is the only building straddling the US and Canadian Border. The International Peace Garden, "Like No Other Place on Earth," is a perfect and memorable retreat, where people and nature meet.
Leeds Golf Course
From the furthest west Leeds exit (street name is Old Highway 2), cross the new Highway 2 and head southwest. This road leads directly to the golf course. Ph: 407-690-6342
Hours/Days: Open every day, mid May through September.
Leeds has a beautiful 9-hole course. It is one of the few remaining sand green courses in the state of North Dakota. If you have never played sand greens, come on out and give it a shot! Public welcome. Call Jesse at the above number with questions.
Prairie Village Museum
102 US Highway 2, Rugby | 701-776-6414 | prairievillagemuseum.com
The museum consists of 23 historic buildings and six exhibition halls situated around a quaint village square. There are certain days where you can see the Museum in living color! Local volunteers dress in the costumes of the times and demonstrate the activities within each building. Local music and dance are demonstrated. Call or go online for a list of special events.