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This modern theater offers first run movies most Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Now featuring digital cinema, the KOTA theater is managed and staffed by friendly community volunteers and provides entertainment for family and friends at an affordable price. Come enjoy a movie at the theater, “Where popcorn is still only 50 cents.”

Garrison Golf Course & Simulator

The Garrison Golf Course is a 9-Hole, Par 36 Course located in a picturesque location. Also available are cart rentals, driving range, putting green, year-round indoor golf simulator, space for events, and bar & grill.

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Fort Stevenson State Park

3 Miles South of Garrison

Seasonal (May-September); Off Season (Limited Services)

Among the state's most popular attractions, this 549 acre park is located on the tip of a peninsula between two bays on the North Shore of beautiful Lake Sakakawea. Visitors will find a modern campground, cabins, visitor center, year-round events, interpretive trails and prairie dog town, as well as boat launching facilities.

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Ice Skating Rink

Enjoy a nice, winter day at the Garrison Ice Skating Rink with an indoor and outdoor rink available. Ran by the Garrison Parks & Recreation Department, the Skating Rink offers skates available to use.

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Garrison Swimming Pool

Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday 1:00 to 5:00pm, 7:00pm to 9:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Take a refreshing dip on a hot day and have a great time at the Garrison Swimming Pool which includes a slide and little tykes wadding pool. Pool may close due to weather.

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Summer Rec. Program

Sponsored by the Garrison Parks & Recreation District, the program features 4 levels of baseball programs (T-Ball, PeeWee, Little League, & Babe Ruth), girls softball, youth golf lessons, and swimming lessons.


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Tennis Courts

Join in a game of tennis at our newly added tennis courts located in the North West corner of Garrison next to the swimming pool. Must bring your own tennis equipment.

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Skate Park

Rip-it-up on the many surfaces available at the Garrison Skating Rink. One block east of the Elementary School.

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Disc Golf Course

Challenge yourself at this 18- Hole Disc Golf Course located in Wilderness Park. Must bring your own Disc Golf equipment.

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Talking Trail

Self guided tour of Garrison and the surrounding areas

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

Located in central North Dakota, Audubon NWR encompasses 14,735 acres of native prairie, planted grasslands, and wetlands. A visitor center features exhibits on prairie wetland and grassland habitat, migratory birds, night life of the Refuge, John James Audubon, and Refuge history. The refuge is a wonderful place to see and learn more about wildlife and habitat with activities that include a Prairie Nature Trail, South Shore Auto Tour, Wildlife Observation & Photography Blind, and more.

Sakakawea Fence Stretchers Snowmobile Trail


Head out on this new, 147 mile, Snowmobile Trail maintained by the Sakakawea Fence Stretchers.  The trail winds through Garrison, Totten Trail, Max, Benedict, Douglas, Ryder, Makoti, and Plaza.

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Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery

Daily Tours Available at 11:00am or 1:00pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day

Garrison Dam National Fish hatchery Provides management and production of many freshwater fishes for the Missouri River Dam development projects, National Wildlife
Refuges, Native American waters, and state programs of North Dakota.

Visitors are welcome to the hatchery for a close-up viewof the fish production process. A visitor center completewith five 400 gallon aquariums will give you the pleasure of viewing the fishes of North Dakota in their environment. Daily tours, free admission, are available at 11:00am or 1:00pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The hatchery also has over 3 miles of trails that provide an excellent opportunity for wildlife observation & bird watching. Hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing can be enjoyed.

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Garrison Dam & Powerhouse

Walk-in Tours Available June 4-August 1 on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 2:00pm

The Garrison Dam is the fi fth largest earthen dam structure in the United States with a volume content of 66,500,000 cubic yards of fill material. Lake Sakakawea, the reservoir created by Garrison Dam, is the third largest reservoir in the U.S. At its maximum pool elevation 1854’ mean sea level, the reservoir holds about 24 million acre-feet of water. The lake is 178 miles long, has over 1530 miles of shoreline, and covers 382,000 surface acres. Garrison Dame provides hydroelectric power production, irrigation, flood damage reduction, navigation, fish and wildlife, municipal and industrial water supply, water quality and recreation. Walk-in tours are available from June 4-August 1 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2pm.

Sportsmen's Shooting Ranges

Garrison Sportsmen’s Club offers members yearly shooting options with a large outdoor range located 10 miles West & 0.5 miles South of Garrison and an indoor pistol range located below City Hall.