Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway
Bismarck/Mandan Convention Bureau
Dickinson Convention Bureau
Old Red/Old Ten between Mandan and Dickinson is not only a beautiful byway traversing rolling countryside and small towns, but also a reminder of the early efforts of the American Automobile Association (AAA) to provide a route for North Dakotans to travel independently of the railroad in the newly available and widely embraced automobile. The Old Red Trail naturally followed a mostly parallel path to the railroad tracks across the state, allowing for gentle grades and easy access to established towns and villages. What started as a dirt trail in the early 1900s evolved over five decades into Interstate-94 making travel across the state safer, faster, and more convenient.