Sims, North Dakota
Sims, North Dakota is a ghost town in Morton County, about 35 miles west of Mandan, just a few miles south of Interstate 94. Sims is a place people have been telling us to visit for nearly ten years, but it took us this long to find a way to work it into the schedule. Three structures remain standing in Sims — the old house you see here, plus the still-active Sims Scandinavian Lutheran Church and accompanying parsonage. There are two more structures just to the north of Sims, but they’re on the other side of a now closed bridge, and posted “No Trespassing.”
The Sims town site is abandoned — that is to say nobody actually lives there, although there are residents in the area, and the church is a landmark. There is a comprehensive website dedicated to Sims and nearby Almont here. Make sure you check out the publications — fascinating reading in pdf format.
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