Stanton, North Dakota Area Attractions
Stanton, North Dakota Area Attractions
Our Hotels Near Power Plants, Knife River Indian Village & More
If you're working in the Stanton, ND area, the Coal Country Inn is conveniently located just minutes from Great River Energy, Leland Olds Stanton Station Power Plant, and Coal Creek Stanton. Our hotel offers comfortable accommodations, generous amenities and great specials and packages.
Leland Olds Stanton Station Power Plant
When it went on-line in 1966, Leland Olds Stanton Station was the largest lignite-based power plant in the Western Hemisphere. Most of the electricity it produces goes to substations near Fort Thompson and Watertown, South Dakota. It's located along the Missouri River and is fueled by lignite from the Freedom Mine. The plant employs about 150 workers.
Great River Energy - North Dakota
Great River Energy's Stanton Station is located on a 250-acre site along the bank of the Missouri River. The plant began operations in 1966 and employs about 65 workers. It is powered by lignite coal from the nearby Coteau Properties Freedom Mine. In recent years, the station has been recognized for excellence in environmental management programs.
Coal Creek Station
Also owned by Great River Energy, Coal Creek Station is the state's largest and busiest power plant, and is ranked among the most cost-efficient and reliable plants in the country. The plant is fueled by lignite coal from the adjoining Falkirk Mine. Coal Creek Station is also one of the largest employers in McLean County, with more than 200 employees.
Distance to Area Power Plants:
Leland Olds (4.3 miles)
Great River Energy (4.8 miles)
Minnkota Power (23.3 miles)
Dakota Gasification (26.3 miles)
Coyote Station (27.4 miles)
Coal Creek Station (31.6 miles)
Falkirk Mining Co (32.7 miles)
Outdoor Recreation and Other Attractions
If you're here to take in the region's natural beauty or enjoy outdoor sporting, Coal Country Inn is the perfect place to stay. We're conveniently located near some of the area's best parks and historic sites. Whether you want to discover local wildlife or experience the region's culture and history during Knife River Days and the Culture Fest, we offer accommodations convenient to your needs.
Knife River Indian Villages
This 1,758-acre National Historic Site tells the story of the region's Northern Plains Indians, who farmed and formed their earthlodge villages along the Missouri River. The site is free to the public and open year-round. It includes a museum with many artifacts, a reconstructed earthlodge and several village sites. There's also plenty of hiking, fishing and birding for outdoor enthusiasts. For more information, visit the National Parks Service.
Lake Sakakewea State Park
This park is located on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea, adjacent to Garrison Dam. It boasts a full-service marina, fishing and boat ramps. Summer is a time for fishing derbies at the park, but there's also great birding and hiking in the area. In fact, the park is the terminus of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Camping and picnicking are also popular activities, with cabins available for rent and picnic shelters for outdoor events. For more information, visit the Parks and Recreation Service.
Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Learn about fish production and how the hatchery helps the local community! This site is free to the public and open year-round. It includes several aquariums, wetland nature walks, and plenty of opportunities for birding and wildlife observation. The area also offers fishing, hunting, boating, mountain biking, skiing, and other great outdoor activities throughout the year. For more information, please visit the Fish and Wildlife Service.
This small-town cafe offers friendly service and daily specials. Located at 615 West Street. For more information, call 701-745-3535.
Krause's Super Value
Good for groceries and basic necessities. Located at 1221 Main Street West in Hazen.