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Get ready for a true frontier experience!  Fort Ransom State Park is one of the most unique locations on the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway. The original Fort Ransom was established to protect travel from Minnesota to Montana.  Today, nothing remains of the fort, although the building locations are still discernible. Taking its name from this military fort, Fort Ransom State Park hosts a farmstead that is the setting for the annual Sodbuster Days celebration with demonstrations and exhibits of homesteading life. Experience frontier life up close and personal staying in one of the notable accommodations. Stay in the Bjone House, an early pioneer homestead constructed in 1879, equipped with modern amenities that has three bedrooms and one bathroom. Or opt for the Pederson and Redetzke Yurts, which include full kitchens and bathrooms.  Better yet, get closer to the frontier staying in the Percheron Covered Wagon, a one of a kind experience with a king bed and twin bunk beds, refrigerator, microwave, four barstools around a wagon wheel table and air conditioning. Or last but not least, stay in the Nils Olson frontier cabin, a single room with a bed, table, refrigerator and recliner. We guarantee you will have great stories to take home.


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