The Bismarck Civic Center was built in 1969 on land partially donated by the Wachter Family. It has seen several expansions since. With a seating capacity of just over 10,000, it is the third largest public venue in North Dakota, behind the Alerus Center (Grand Forks) and Fargo Dome. Bismarck-based Dakota Wizards basketball team is based here.
The Wachters were a prominent family that once owned most of the land south of the railroad in Bismarck. Their most lasting impact on the city was perhaps the development and construction of Kirkwood Mall in 1970 – which they continued to own until 1985. The Wachters have had two schools named in their honor.
Dakota Zoo Entrance
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North American Steak Buffet
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Space Aliens Grill & Bar
Space Aliens Grill & Bar in October 2014.
Hansen’s Menswear at Gateway Mall...
Hansen’s Menswear had been at Gateway Mall for 30 years before relocating outside the...
Former Bismarck Tribune Headquarters
Built in 1920, this historic building once housed the Bismarck Tribune prior to its...
Rosser Avenue Near 3rd Street
Seen here are the William Guy Federal Building and the former MDU Headquarters.