4: Former Governors' Mansion
The governor’s mansion is a building that is steeped in a bit of controversy over its lifespan. After the original mayor Pardee, some time passed before the next mayor would take up its residence, Ronald Reagan, where he only stayed for four months, as he didn’t want to be seen as “above” the town he governed. The mansion stayed vacant until last year, where the new governor, Jerry Brown, decided to put it to use, rather than exist as just a museum. You can take a visit there to see how the governor lives and goes about his day; it’s certainly a unique experience.
Address: 320 E Avenue B, Bismarck, ND 58501