While many locals refer to this area as North Dakotaís best kept secret, it is known as the "Energy Capital of North Dakota." This is largely a result of Beulah housing the nationís only synthetic natural gas producer with the Dakota Gasification Company. The quintessential small town, Beulah opens visitors with its rolling hills and valleys and friendly locals. Multitudes of unique wildlife and grazing cattle provide a placid ambience in a setting of fertile farmland and grassy plains.
Like all cities, transportation proves essential to the capital and development of the area. Transportation brings goods, parcels and medical supplies. Like most of North Dakota, Beulah owes its exponential expansion to the Northern Pacific Railroad. Beulahís German-Russian population comprised more than half of its residents throughout the 20th century. These people helped to establish Beulah and turn it into a land of opportunity for immigrants and locals alike.
Points of Interest
Rodeo Grounds: With Rodeos playing an important part in Western history, Beulah hosts these traditions throughout the year. The area holds a Beulah Cowboys Reunion RCA rodeo as well as an annual Beulah VFW high school rodeo for students to compete for titles. The area has also been known have rodeos where winners seek to hold an all-around cowboy title. The Mercer County Fair, held in late June, provides a 4-H horse show with a rodeo that proves a big part of the fair. Though it isnít open to the public, children in 4-H are able to compete for ribbons and pride. The old rodeo grounds will provide an arena for the Beulah Lions Club Demolition Derby on July 4th, 2006.
Dakota Waters Resort: Situated near the beautiful waters of Lake Sakakawea, the Dakota Waters Resort offers guide and boating services as well as a convenience store and camping for vacationers. Seven log cabins maintain a historical looking exterior, but the interior boasts of modern comforts such as air conditioning, refrigerator and coffee maker. There are also 49 sites that have water and electric hookups as well as a heated bathroom facility. The resort is located 18 miles north of Beulah, North Dakota, on Hwy. 1806, located on the Beulah Bay access road.
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- Mercer County Historical Museum
- Pfennig Wildlife Museum
- Heritage Park
- Dakota Gasification Company
- Antelope Valley Station
- Coteau Freedom Mine
- Knife River Coal Mine & Bucket Site
- Lewis & Clark Historical Marker (Beulah Bay)