Old Red/Old Ten Scenic Byway
This scenic byway was appropriately designated as North Dakota's tenth state byway. Originally referred to as Old Highway 10, this byway provides ample opportunity to explore how life was many years ago for those who settled in North Dakota. The culture of the Native Americans through Fort Mandan and the diverse cultural offerings of the European pioneers, are captured along this route. Travelers can tour several regional and local museums and a variety of recreational opportunities exist. The natural beauty of the buttes, river valleys and prairie delivers pleasant, rural-life images for the visitor to see. The route is a great alternative to interstate travel with many exits and entrances to/from I-94.
Begins at the Mandan Depot on Main Street in Mandan and travels west along Old Highway 10 to Dickinson. There is a 12-mile section of gravel road near Almont known as the Curlew Loop. Caution: 12-foot underpass between Hebron and Richardton.
Points of Interest
- Mandan Depot-Filled with Native American art, music and jewelry, this cultural center highlights the artistry of the Native Americans in North Dakota.
- Crossroads Golf Course-Visit Glen Ullin and play the 9-hole grass green course located in a very quiet and pristine area.
- "Salem Sue"-See the massive Holstein cow sculpture serving as a symbol to New Salem's thriving dairy industry.
- Schnell Recreation Area (Managed by the Bureau of Land Management)-This area comprises about 2,000 acres of native mixed grass prairie, hardwood draws and former tame pasture. Once a working cattle ranch for 120 years, the area is now home to more than 100 species of birds.
- Dakota Dinosaur Museum-This 13,400 sq. ft. museum located in Dickinson, adjacent to the Joachim Museum, houses a variety of geological and paleontological specimens.
- Assumption Abbey-Visit Richardton and tour this highly decorated church built in Romanesque style.