North Dakota has attempted a few world records over the years.

Some Of North Dakota's Previous World Record Attempts

According to, in 1982, our state beat the record for "Worlds Largest Hamburger." This happened in Rutland, North Dakota. The burger weighed 3,591 pounds and 8,000 people took a bite.

Today, the Rutland burger no longer holds the record, according to 


North Dakota also holds the Guinness World Record for the "most snow angels made simultaneously, in the same place."

Yes, according to, 8,962 people made snow angels at the North Dakota State Capitol Grounds and beat the previous record of 3,784.

You have to admit, that’s pretty cool, but that was all the way back in February 2007.

Most recently, according to, North Dakota made the the world’s largest turkey barbecue in Aneta, North Dakota.

The event was held in June of last year (2023). There were 300 turkeys and 2000 pounds of sides served.

World's Largest Records

North Dakota also holds lot of the “worlds largest" records, such as:

World's Largest Buffalo

Worlds Largest Holstein Cow

World’s Largest Man-Made Turtle

World’s Largest Sandhill Crane Sculpture

We seem to have a penchant for large animal statues. 

A New World Record 2024

A new world record is soon being attempted in North Dakota.

What is it for, do you ask?

On Saturday, May 18th at Fort Stevenson State Park, North Dakotans will gather for the s’mores world record.


The North Dakota parks and Rec Department is celebrating their 50th anniversary by attempting to break the record for the people making the treat simultaneously.

The event will be held from 2 to 4 PM. Who doesn’t love s’mores? Will you be going?

If you want more details check out their Facebook event page.

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