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Amidon, North Dakota: The Old Open Range Gag

Some handy person with a sense of humor has taken the term "open range" literally.

US Hwy. 85, Amidon, ND
On the west side of US 85 between Amidon and Bowman, on a hill. Location approximate, may be a bit north.
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The Old Open Range Gag.

The Old Open Range Gag

Loved it and glad we detoured to see it!

[Erma, 10/23/2019]

Mark that one off your bucket list!

Open range.

The Old Open Range Gag

Not bad. Coordinates for this are 46.420520, -103.363972. Makes it easier to see if you know it's coming up.

[Katie, 06/15/2016]

Open Range.

Open Range still open

Drove by in July 2009 and the range was still open. I recall my wife not being as impressed as I was.

[Steve Cook, 11/23/2009]

Open range -- get it?

The Old Open Range Gag

Here is a picture of the "open range gag," and it was a tad disappointing, but nonetheless there for travelers to visit. It is literally in the middle of nowhere and a ways out in the field so keep your eyes peeled for it if you venture out or you might just miss it!

[Holly Diestler, 06/08/2008]
The Old Open Range Gag

North Dakota is full of open ranges, but some clever soul has created a large stove with an open door -- an "open range" on the open range! It is in a field west of Route 85 between and Bowman, ND and Amidon, ND.

[Peter S. Tannen, 09/02/2005]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Fake CopFake Cop, Amidon, ND - 5 mi.
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Cowboy Riding MissileCowboy Riding Missile, Bowman, ND - 15 mi.
In the region:
Enchanted Castle, Regent, ND - 38 mi.

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