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- Tourist Information Center
- Media Coverage
- Parks & trails
- Veteran's Memorial
Tourist Information Center
If you're traveling during the summer months, or visiting friends and relatives in Golden Valley County, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the Municipal Swimming Pool. Dedicated in the spring of 1998, the pool offers a 60 foot water slide, a 75 foot by 30 foot lap pool and an attached baby pool complete, with an umbrella waterfall. You will find it to be one of the best outdoor facilities in the region.
Why does a small town with a population of less than 50, make the Oprah Show, CBSs Travels with Harry and nearly 50 national and international radio stations? Olson's Service Station, located in Sentinel Butte, alongside old Highway 10, has captured the imagination of the rest of the world because they gave a key to the gas station to everyone in town - this gives real meaning to self service!
The Olsons couldn't have the station open all the time and this was the best answer. Customers would write down how much gas they pumped and slip it in a slot in the door, and the Olsons would bill them later. People outside North Dakota can't understand how this could go on, but the Olsons' answer is "That's how things are here." There aren't many old gas stations left out there that are still open, so it's a refreshing place to stop.
Another interesting antic that has been seen on the local news station, KFYR, the local newspaper and now has its own Facebook page is Shirley's Shenanigans.
Parks & Walking Trails
In addition to the Golden Valley County Memorial Park (known locally as the swimming pool park), Beach has four other parks. There is the main park on the corner of Main St. and Central Ave named Gazebo Park. Other parks are located 4th St. & 1st Ave. NE and 1st St. SE & 6th Ave SE. Beach has a new park on 8th St. & 4th Ave. NW; pictures of it are on the home page.
Beach also has 2 miles of walking trails. The first waking trail portion goes from Flying J down 1st St. NW to the high school then to the Safe-Routes-To-School sidewalk. The SRTS sidewalk goes from the high school down Central Ave. to Lincoln Elementary School. Beach's other walking trail runs along 4th St. SW by our fishing pond and golf course.
Golden Valley County Museum
People celebrate their history in the Golden Valley County Museum. Many people from the community have given their time, labor, interest and many donations to make this a living history of the people who lived in the county. Exhibitions in the museum are planned to show the visitor what it was like long ago. The museum offers over 2,000 exhibits and features a restored 1909 school house, old tractors and other pieces of old equipment to a horse drawn hearse from the very early 1900s. Other exhibits date back into the 1800s of how people lived, and artifacts of the prairie, such as fossils, Indian arrow heads, old wagons. You will want to stop in again and again just because there is not enough time to see everything.
Stop to see the Veterans Memorial, a wall naming area Veterans on Main St. E.
- Henry Gerving, Veteran's Service Officer
New traditions are laying root in Golden Valley County. In keeping with North Dakota's heritage from pioneer days pottery has long been a needed item for survival. But in modern times it has become a collectable item sought after by collectors and people who appreciate hand crafted pieces. Prairie Fire Pottery, located in Beach, is keeping with the long traditions of pottery production in North Dakota. They also produce a very unique clay tile with footprints of animals from the area as well as from endangered species from around the world. Prairie Fire Pottery is also a proud supplier to zoos and parks around the world. This is a must stop for any traveler passing the region.