North Dakota, 58650
Gallery by James Q. Jacobs
of idyllic Regent, North Dakota, 58650, home of the Enchanted
Regent School became the grade school with the addition of
a new High School and consolidation of the school district.
The Regent Equity Exchange towers above town and the surroundings.
The school and water tower perch on the high terrace at the west end of Main Avenue.
Regent Park has picnic shelters and
an excellent, safe playground.
the Enchanted Highway area map
Earth placemarks file: regent.kmz
Regent Co-op Store and museum row on Main Avenue, with the Hettinger
County Historical Society (former Red and White), Austin's Pioneerland,
Dr. Hill's Drug Store and Clinic, Christy's store, and the German-Hungarian
heritage museum. Most of one block consists of museum buildings. A complete
rural, one-room school and a small church were moved and incorporated
into the museum. Below, Nelson Ethnic Museum is housed in the former
Dakota Maid Flour advertising mural on the Regent Co-op Store.
Regent Cafe is one of several food vendors in town.
Inn Bed and Breakfast building was moved from flood prone South
Built in 1906, this restored-to-the-time yet modern, air conditioned,
spacious, relaxing, two-story house comfortably accommodates 10 guests, featuring
four bedrooms each with private bathrooms, a TV room, and dining area. A pillared
front porch and second-story balcony look onto a beautiful garden area and the
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The Crocus Inn also manages the Buffalo Butte Boarding House.
Above. Viewing northeast on Main Avenue, northwards on the Enchanted Highway.
Below. Regent City Hall and Rural Fire Department.
Regent and Southwest North Dakota are acclaimed as prime
hunting and fishing areas
for pheasant, deer, and much more. Plan ahead to reserve lodging during the Fall
The Cannonball Company, PO Box 163,
Regent, ND, 58650, 800-920-4910,
has a 15-year history
(pheasants, grouse, deer, bison), fishing, and ice-fishing.
Larson Lake is full of fat northern pike and crappies.
Indian Creek Reservoir gives up walleyes, bass, trout, bluegills, crappies and
perch. Boat ramps, picnic areas, and free camping sites are developed.
Several 24 hours fuel stations greet the traveler. The new Cenex station
also serves food.
563-4397, offers fuel, mechanic services
and new Chevrolets.
Prairie Vista Bed and
Breakfast, 101 Rural Ave. SW, Tel: 701-563-4542. E-mail.
Prairie Vista is the former home of Sen.
Byron L. Dorgan (Dem. ND).
Prairie Vista has seven guest bedrooms
with two beds in each room, allowing for an overnight accommodation of 14 people
with double occupancy. An indoor swimming
pool tops the list of great amenities. The lower level has its own private entrance,
four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a recreation room with a wet bar, pool and table
tennis, and a sauna. The main level has three bedrooms with a guest bathroom and
an ample living room with fireplace. A separate residence is also available on
the same property.
The Town House offers overnight or longer term lodging (701-290-7822).
Above. St. Henry's Catholic Church. Below. Faith Lutheran Church.
The Tank, one of the two local watering holes, is located in the Legion Hall.
58650 Post Office, Cannonball Saloon, and the Senior Center on Main Street.
Above. Lighted tennis courts, public restrooms, and shaded picnic area mid-town
on Main Street.
are also available in Regent Park, nestled in groves of shade trees.
Below. Gift shops on Main Street offer souvenirs, local
art, expresso, and refreshments.
Note the playful and hard-working household, a moving metal sculpture.
Michael's Tires and Sales offers tires, oil changes, farm and ranch supplies
and mechanic work.
Mountain Manufacturing employs many skilled workers.
Summer solstice sunrise aligns on Main Street.
Scenic farm and ranch countryside; buttes, pastures, and cropland, surrounds
Above. Far View Butte and Carlson Angus Ranch.
Below, Far View Angus.
Above. Tractor collection near neighboring Mott, ND. Below. Mott
Pioneer Park mural.
Camping in Regent
Due to high demand during late summer, when custom
harvesting crews fill the town, there are
a lot of camping facilities throughout
Regent. Just don't expect to find a good empty site during harvest.
Free camping is available at the great local fishing spots, Larson
Lake and Indian Creek Reservoir.
Numerous hook-ups are found throughout town, including on this cozy corner.
Gary Weisman, Regent Garage, offers
several sites in the center of town. 701-563-4397
Gary Greff offers a dozen sites with full hookups adjacent
to Regent Park. 701-563-6400
An old threshing machine and an early combine on a heritage farmstead.
Old, lichen-decorated, leaning barns with Black Butte in the background.
More Photo Galleries:
County Historical Society Museums
Historic Regent Snow Storm,
June 6, 2009
Thank you Todd Bezenek for correcting a typo.