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Dunseith is a town in Rolette County, in the north central area of North Dakota. It has a population of about 739 people. Its map coordinates are latitude 48.81 N & longitude 100.06 W and its elevation is 1,700 feet.


Dunseith is a destination point for visitors, because it is the gateway to the Turtle Mountains and it lies just a few miles south of the International Peace Garden. This beautiful botanic garden straddles the border between Manitoba, Canada and the US.

Get in

Get around


  • International Peace Garden [1]. More than 150,000 varieties of flowers adorn this 2,339 acre botanical garden that commemorates the peace between Canada and the US. Special feature: large flower clock structure, twin bell tower carillon, peace chapel, Home of the International Music Camp. Open daily from 8:00AM to 10:00 PM from mid-May to mid-September.
  • Lake Metigoshe State Park, about 22 miles north and west of Dunseith.
  • W’eel Turtle, this giant statue of a turtle, which is made from 2,000 used tire rims, is both a symbol of the Turtle Mountains and an eminent example of reuse. Tel: (701) 244-5860.


  • Camping
  • Golf


  • Log House, junction of US281 and SH5, this tourist information center offers Pride of North Dakota crafts in the gift shop. Tel: (701) 244-5860


  • Dale’s see below.



  • Dale’s Motel, junction SH3 and SH5, Dunseith, ND. Tel: (701) 244-5491.

Get out

Take US Highway 281 about 12 miles north from Dunseith to the International Peace Garden. From there you can drive west on SH43 to Lake Metigoshe State Park.

Routes through Dunseith
Brandon ← becomes MB-10 ←  N noframe S  BelcourtChurchs Ferry
CrosbyBottineau  W noframe E  BelcourtCavalier

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