Mandan is on the eastern border of Morton County and is the seventh-largest city in North Dakota. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the 2017 population at 22,228. Located across the Missouri River from the state capital of Bismarck, Mandan is a core city of the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In 2013, Mandan was selected a finalist in the Rand McNally “Most Patriotic City” competition. As part of the Bismarck-Mandan MSA, the area has repeatedly been ranked in the top 5 on both the Forbes list of “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” and the Milken Institutes’ “Best Small Cities” list. Additionally, the sister cities has been included in CNN Money’s list of top 100 places to live.
Raging Rivers Waterpark, located in Mandan, is a is four acre waterpark with tube slides, speed slides, a lazy river and a Aqua Play area. Mandan is also home to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park which contains an old Indian Village and reconstructed military buildings.