Monday, May 16, 2016

World's Largest Catfish lives in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

Did you know that Wahpeton, North Dakota is home to the World's largest Catfish?  Yes! It is true. Only a hundred feet from Minnesota the,"Wahpper" is a 40 foot long and 12 feet tall roadside attraction. We met the fish last summer during a road trip.  The Catfish is only a few feet away from the Red River. You find picnic tables to sit and relax. 
The locals say that the fishing is great here at the Red River. Bring your fishing gear and try catching dinner. During the month of July this area is very beautiful. We visited mid-July last year and the weather was amazing. 


Some of the best moments in life are the ones you did not plan on. Near the edge of the river, our kids found fresh water clams. They saw it and wanted to explore the area more. "How did a clam travel from the ocean to the river?" asked our kids. Our answer was let's Google it! As they thought about the clam mystery in the river, they played on the river's edge with rocks, mud and branches. Kids get very creative around water and mud! We could see creativity in full swing as the young scientists were out touching every rock, bug and branch they could get their hands on. Watching them play and use their imagination made our hearts smile. We all had a great time just being out in nature. 

Travel is the best opportunity to explore, research, connect with the family and your creative side. This summer, we recommend that you consider a road trip to your favorite river. You will be surprised to see how much it can be with the family. 

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Red River flows Northward 550 miles starting in Breckenridge, MN to Lake Winnipeg in Canada and is the border between Minnesota and North Dakota.  In the early years this river was an important trade route for the Hudson's Bay Company and largely contributed to the settlement of the British North America.

Directions: On the border of Minnesota and North Dakota you will find the Red River and the World's Largest Catfish in Wahpeton, ND. 

Wahpeton's Main Attractions:

Fishing

Bois de Sioux Golf Course

Prairie Rose Carousel

Fort Abercrombie State Museum

Richland County Historical Museum

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge

Chahinkapa Zoo

Dakota Magic Casino

Bagg Bonanza Farm Historic Site

Ringling Bros. Circus Monument

Red Door Art Gallery
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