Prairie Fire Pottery in Beach displays artwork by North Dakota potter Tama Smith.
Prairie Fire Pottery in Beach displays artwork by North Dakota potter Tama Smith.

Take in North Dakota Arts & Entertainment

Explore North Dakota's creative side with concerts, galleries, festivals and more.

North Dakota doesn't lack for entertainment with more than 500 events, festivals, galleries and concerts annually.

Plan to sing along, do a two-step or craft your own creation at one of North Dakota's arts and entertainment venues. Check out the sites for plays, athletic events, galleries, special events, festivals and interpretive centers. See artisans at work and semi-pro teams at play, or find out how to participate in a powwow or Norwegian folk festival. Sing to the rafters at one of our concert venues like the Fargodome, Bismarck Civic Center, Minot All Seasons Arena or Grand Forks' Alerus Center, Ralph Englestad Arena and Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Art created by, or simply appreciated by, North Dakotans can be experienced in many ways. Check out the North Dakota Council on the Arts for a good overview. You'll also want to visit the North Dakota Museum of Art, Plains Art Museum and the many art and craft fairs around the state.

North Dakota Arts & Museums

Check out the following North Dakota art venues and museums and begin your cultural adventure today.

Prairie Fire Pottery, Beach
Studio and showroom of North Dakota potter, Tama Smith. Studio and kiln tours available upon request. 

Dakota Dinosaur Museum, Dickinson 
Museum features 14 full-scale dinosaurs, minerals, mammals, fossils and sea life. 

Paul Broste Rock Museum, Parshall
Museum displays rock specimens from all around the world; cut, ground and polished into spheres and slabs of unimaginable beauty. 

Bismarck Art and Galleries Association, Bismarck
Exhibits of art, photography and sculptures by local, regional and national artists. 

Five Nations Gallery and Gifts, Mandan
Authentic Native American artwork, jewelry, sculptures, baskets, quivers, buffalo robes and raw materials.

Plains Art Museum, Fargo
Accredited fine art museum in the heart of historic downtown Fargo. Cafe Muse, The Store, exhibitions, performances, special events, tours, classes.

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks
Three galleries house exhibitions of regional, national and international art.

Unique Antique Car Museum, Marmarth
Large number of restored antique automobiles and license plates from 1916 to the present, 1920s Buddy L toys, die-cast toys and cast iron and hand-carved toys.  

Summer Theaters, Cultural Centers & Performing Arts

If you agree with Shakespeare, that "all the world's a stage," you'll enjoy North Dakota's summer theaters, cultural centers and performing arts. 

Medora Musical, Medora
Musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands. Fast-paced, western show includes singing, dancing, comedy and variety acts. 

Ukrainian Cultural Institute, Dickinson
Ukrainian cultural exhibits, folk art, research library and cheese button factory.

Bismarck Art and Galleries Association, Bismarck
Exhibits of art, photography and sculptures by local, regional and national artists. 

International Peace Garden, Dunseith
2,339-acre botanical garden commemorating peace between the U.S. and Canada. 

Frost Fire Summer Theatre, Walhalla
Outdoor amphitheater nestled in the Pembina Gorge features Broadway-style musical presentations. 


Find Vegas-style high stakes gaming and live entertainment along with Native American gifts, artwork and cultural displays.

4 Bears Casino and Lodge, New Town
First-class casino features reel slots, bingo, blackjack, craps, poker, big 6 paddlewheel, video poker and keno. Lodge, restaurant, lounge, RV park and concert venue. 

Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino, Belcourt
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Turtle Mountains, Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino is the perfect respite from the road, day or night. 

Prairie Knights Casino & Resort, Fort Yates
A 24-hour casino with more than 600 slots, blackjack, craps, poker. Resort has 96 rooms and luxury suites, two restaurants, RV sites, tent camping, a concert venue and a marina. 

Spirit Lake Casino & Resort, Devils Lake
More than 660 slots, full-service marina, restaurant, fully furnished log cabins, RV Park with full hook-ups and 24-hour laundry. 

Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel, Hankinson
120-room hotel, 1,500-seat convention center, golf course, Seven Fires Grille, 24-hour buffet, more than 750 reel and video slot machines, blackjack, roulette, craps.

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