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Carrington (North Dakota)

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Carrington [1] is the county seat of Foster County, in the north central portion of North Dakota. It has a population of 2,268 people.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

  • By car: via US-281, approximately 40 miles north of I-94. It also can be reach on North Dakota Highway 200 and US-52. 66th AVE NE 2 miles south New Rockford on via ND Hwy 15.
  • Carrington Municipal Airport Tel: (701) 652-2206

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Camp Kimball State Historic Site, 4 miles west on Highway 52, 5 miles south, 1 mile east, Carrington. Tel: (701) 328-2666. This was the campsite of the Sibley Expedition on July 22-23, 1863.
  • Foster County Museum Second Street & 16th Avenue South, Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-3363. Fax: (701) 652-3363. Military uniforms, household items, old pictures of Carrington and surrounding communities, old farm equipment, firefighting equipment and one-room schoolhouse. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day: 2:00 to 5:00 PM. All year by appointment.
  • Putnam House 533 Main St., Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-1213 or (701) 652-2090. Fax: (701) 652-1264. Email: alison@daktel.com Three-story historic home listed on National Registry of Historic Places. Available for tours or private rental. Rural community cultural center. Open June through August on Sundays, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM or year-round by appointment. Admission: Guided tours $3, walk-through tour $2.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Hiking on the Hawks Nest Ridge, 6 miles west on Highway 200, 7 1/2 miles south, Carrington. Highest point in a short ridge of glacial moraine hills rises 800 feet above the surrounding prairie. The 100-acre nature park is one of state's official watchable wildlife areas. Tel: (701) 652-2524. Toll-Free: (800) 641-9668. Fax: (701) 652-2391. Email: cgtncham@daktel.com [2]
  • Crossroads Golf Course North of Carrington, on Hwy 281 Tel: (701) 652-2601
  • Carrington Youth Center 890 Main Street Tel: (701) 652-2159
  • Watch High School Sports [3]
  • Central City Lanes 890 Main Street Tel: (701) 652-3800

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Pipestem Creek 9 miles south on Highway 281, 1 mile east on Highway 9, Carrington. Manufacturer of hand-made SunFlorals (exquisite natural floral wreaths) and SunFeeders (edible birdfeeders and birdhouses). Summer tours include extensive gardens, drying and production facilities and gift shop. There are three renovated granaries and a train depot. There is a gift shop in a restored 10-sided granary. Open year-round, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and they have extended hours in the summer and fall. Open evenings and weekends by appointment. Guided tours welcome by reservation. Tel: (701) 652-2623. Fax: (701) 652-1441. Email: pipestem@daktel.com [4]
  • ALCO 6717 Hwy 200 Tel: (701) 652-3532
  • Carrington Drug 956 Main Street Tel: (701) 652-2521
  • Designer Fabrics Quilt Shop 929 Main St Tel: (701) 652-3535
  • Carrington Health Center Gift Shop 800 4th Street N Tel: (701) 652-3141 or 1-800-532-8623
  • Rose Garden Floral & Greenhouse 366 5th Avenue N Tel: (701) 652-2084 or 1-800-399-6814
  • Carrington Floral 969 Main Street Tel: (701) 652-2462
  • Seaburg Drug 990 Main Street Tel: (701) 652-3678

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Chieftain Restaurant & Sports Bar, 60 4th Ave S, Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-3131
  • The Ice Cream Shop, 61 4th Ave N, Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-2093
  • Donna's Diner & Catering, 1560 3rd St N, Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-1776.
  • Highway Drive In, 435 2nd St S, Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-3291.
  • Pizza Ranch, 730 4th Ave S , Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701)652-3232
  • Prairie Inn, 312 Hwy 281 NE, Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-3976.
  • Food Court at Super Valu Foods Hwy 281 Tel: (701)652-3125
  • Stop n' Go Foods 309 Hwy 281 NE Tel:(701)652-3103
  • Subway, 488 8th St N, Carrington, ND 58421. Tel: (701)652-1782
  • The Garden Gate, 929 Main Street, Carrington, ND 58421, 701-652-3527. Popular gift and coffee shop featuring exquisite, locally-handmade, as well as imported, silk and dried floral arrangements, candles/frangrances, body & bath items, plaques, jewelry, fashionable pillows/throws, and more... Serving coffee, desserts, and lunches until 4 p.m.  edit
  • A Catered Event & Bakery, 740 4th Ave. S/ Hwy 281 S, 701-307-0001. Lunch menu, full service bakery, cakes, catering and event planning. Conference room available.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Finch's Five Spot, 861 Main St, Carrington ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-2826
  • Harley's Place, 904 Main St, Carrington ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-2091
  • Shamrock Bar & Lounge, 979 Main St, Carrington ND 58421. Tel: (701) 652-3122

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Carrington Inn & Suites, 101 4th Ave S. Tel: (701) 652-3982
  • Chieftain Conference Center & Hotel, 60 4th Ave S. Tel: (701) 652-3131
  • Blue Swan Bed & Breakfast Hotel, 626 2nd St N. Tel: (701) 652-3978

Get out[edit]

Routes through Carrington
MinotAnamoose  NW noframe SE  JamestownFargo
Churchs FerryNew Rockford  N noframe S  JamestownAberdeen


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