9 days in Wahpeton & Mitchell Itinerary

9 days in Wahpeton & Mitchell Itinerary

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9 days in Wahpeton & Mitchell Itinerary

Start: Box Elder
Drive:  66​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Box Elder


Wahpeton ©
Wahpeton is a city in Richland County, in southeastern North Dakota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Wahpeton: Dakota Magic Casino (in Hankinson), Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom) and Fort Abercrombie (in Abercrombie). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Chahinkapa Zoo and pause for some photo ops at Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wahpeton travel route builder app .

Box Elder to Wahpeton is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Box Elder to Wahpeton due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Box Elder in October: highs in Wahpeton hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Wahpeton

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Dakota Magic Casino, Fort Ransom State Park
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Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Chahinkapa Zoo ©
Chahinkapa Zoo
Fort Ransom State Park ©
Fort Ransom State Park


Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of George and Eleanor McGovern Library, then get engrossed in the history at Dakota Discovery Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and finally make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mitchell, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Wahpeton to Mitchell by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Wahpeton, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mitchell, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mitchell

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

South Dakota Tractor Museum
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Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
South Dakota Tractor Museum ©
South Dakota Tractor Museum
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle