Welcome to Cando, North Dakota
"...and in virtue of our authority we select this location and name the town 'Cando' to show you that we can do it."
Capt. Prosper Parker
February 14, 1884
Cando, ND, "Duck Capital of North Dakota" is centrally located in the Prairie Pothole Regions of the state. Cando's location makes it an excellent center for outdoor activities, such as first class fishing, big game and waterfowl hunting, as well as bird watching and nature photography.
Whether your idea of fun is playing nine holes on our beautiful golf course or attending a musical production at the Audi Theatre, Cando definitely has something to satisfy everyone's taste. While you're in town, attend one of Cando's five churches - Cando Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, Church of the Brethren, Assembly of God Church, and Sacred Heart Church.
Cando's history is on display at the Pioneer Museum, located on Main Street and at the one-room schoolhouse, located on the Towner County Courthouse grounds. The famous Dale & Martha Hawk Museum is located just 30 miles west of Cando.
Agriculture is the primary industry in Towner County. Cando also has several manufacturing facilities, which have added to the economic growth of the area. The Towner County Medical Center is one of the area's largest employers.