10 Best Places to Propose in North Dakota (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



North Dakota is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for rivers, parks, gardens, lakes, cities, trails, natural scenic beauty, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in North Dakota to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in North Dakota
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Fargo - Moorhead Riverfront
  • Downtown Fargo
  • Maah Daah Hey Trail
  • Sheyenne National Grassland
  • Beautiful Lakes and Rivers
  • Lake Sakakawea
  • Pembina Gorge
  • Devils Lake
  • Outdoor Gardens and Parks to Propose in North Dakota
  • International Peace Garden
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Best Places to Propose in North Dakota


Romantic Locations in North Dakota

1. Theodore Roosevelt National Park

This park is known for its stunning Badlands landscapes, wildlife, and scenic drives. Consider proposing at one of the park's overlooks, such as the Painted Canyon Overlook, with panoramic views of the rugged terrain.


2. Fargo-Moorhead Riverfront

Along the Red River in Fargo and Moorhead, you'll find parks, trails, and scenic river views. Consider proposing during a romantic stroll along the riverfront or at one of the riverfront parks, such as Lindenwood Park or Gooseberry Park.



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3. Downtown Fargo

Explore the vibrant downtown area of Fargo, with its historic buildings, art galleries, and restaurants. Consider proposing at one of the city's iconic landmarks, such as the Fargo Theatre or the Plains Art Museum or during a romantic stroll along the Red River.


4. Maah Daah Hey Trail

This rugged and remote trail winds through the Badlands, offering stunning views and opportunities for outdoor adventure. Consider proposing at one of the trail's scenic overlooks or during a hike through the dramatic landscape.


5. Sheyenne National Grassland

This vast expanse of prairie grasslands offers solitude and serenity, making it a peaceful setting for a proposal. Consider proposing at sunset, with the golden hues of the grasslands creating a romantic backdrop.


Beautiful Lakes and Rivers

6. Lake Sakakawea

North Dakota's largest reservoir offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and scenic views. Consider proposing on a private boat cruise or at one of the lakeside parks, such as Lake Sakakawea State Park or Tobacco Garden Bay.


7. Pembina Gorge

The Pembina Gorge, located in the northeastern part of the state near the town of Walhalla, features rugged terrain, wooded hills, and the Pembina River. You could propose at one of the scenic overlooks along the gorge or by the banks of the river.


8. Devils Lake

Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota, known for its scenic beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Consider proposing at one of the lakeside parks or beaches, such as Grahams Island State Park or Devils Lake State Park, with views of the water and surrounding landscape.



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Outdoor Gardens and Parks to Propose in North Dakota

North Dakota is full of romantic gardens, and parks. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal on a romantic walk, viewing gardens or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.

9. International Peace Garden

Located on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada, this botanical garden symbolizes peace and friendship between the two nations. Propose in one of the garden's picturesque settings, such as the formal gardens or along the Peace Garden Lake. A photographer could arrange to be on hand to discreetly capture the special “yes” moment.


10. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

This historic park near Bismarck offers a glimpse into the region's past, including reconstructed military buildings and the On-A-Slant Mandan Indian Village. Consider proposing during a romantic walk along the Missouri River or at the park's scenic overlooks.


Best Places to Propose in North Dakota

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, North Dakota has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.
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