A gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and home to Dickinson State University, Dickinson has attractions like a good public parks system along with many fishing and outdoor adventure choices. The community is one of the fastest growing cities in America thanks to North Dakota's oil boom that began around 2010, with much drilling taking place in the nearby Bakken Oil Shale. Also part of the community is a nationally recognized Dakota Dinosaur Museum.
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