New Town was planned by the Army Corps of Engineers and incorporated in 1952 to replace the communities inundated by Lake Sakakawea
when the Garrison Dam was erected near Pick City
to provide flood control for the area. It is located in northwestern North Dakota in southern Mountrail County
just inside the northern boundary of the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation about 60 miles southwest of Minot
The town is only about 2 miles east of the lake and the same to the northwest (of the Van Hook Arm of the lake).
In the "things to do and see" category, Four Bears Memorial Park and historic Four Bears Bridge are located just west of town. In addition, Crow Flies High Observation Point, on the town's western fringes, provides a spectacular view of the lake.
Museum buffs will be enthralled by the Three Tribes Museum consisting of artifacts from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indian tribes. The spacious and modern display area will inspire even the jaded of visitors.