The name of the town is thought to come from Zapp, a coal mining town in Scotland.
- By car: about 25 miles north of I-94, via State Hy. 40, then west on Hy. 200, approximately 5 miles. It is located about 15 miles south of Lake Sakakawea, the large man-made lake behind Garrison dam.
Little dipper bar
- T & G Grocery & Grill.
- Lignite Bar.
- Little Dipper Bar & Lounge, 206 Main St, ☎ +1 701 948-2882.
- Zap City Park RV Area (In the city park), ☎ +1 701 948-2256, fax: +1 701 948-2247. Tent camping, 18 RV sites, 13 with full hookups and cement pad, 5 electric with gravel pads, waste station, fresh water.
- Beaver Bay Recreation Area (located north of town), ☎ +1 701 948-2256. Primitive campground with vault toilet.