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PBS Travel Show features McKenzie County episode Emmy Award nominated TV host, Darley Newman rolls out the sixth season of her PBS and Amazon Prime series “Travels with Darley” with an episode based in Watford City and McKenzie County.

Kicking off the series that travels to Brittany, France, California’s Central Coast, Culpeper, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas and a special episode dedicated to delectable global foods you must try on your travels, Darley discovers and falls in love with North Dakota’s Badlands.

Watch as Darley mountain bikes along the beautiful Maah Daah Hey Trail, learns about Native American Culture at the Earth Lodge Village, hikes to surprising ice caves in the Little Missouri National Grassland, celebrates the local flavor at a Watford City festival and learns about presidential history in Theodore Roosevelt National Park on a new half hour PBS episode of "Travels with Darley."

McKenzie County Tourism and the Watford City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two viewing parties

January 29 at 5 PM and January 30 at 12:00 noon at Six Shooters Showhall. Guests are invited to attend a social, enjoy free popcorn and refreshments and view the show's premier on the big screen.

Prairie Public will be airing Travels with Darley featuring Watford City/McKenzie County on Wednesday, January 30th at 12:30 pm on their sub channel called Lifelong Learning Channel.

For more information on Travels With Darley, visit

For more information about the viewing party contact Doug Bolken at 701-444-5804 or email 

North Dakota from Travels with Darley on Vimeo.

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