Free Things to Do

  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Grand Forks Town Square
  • Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway
  • Pembina Gorege ATVing
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Fort Ransom State Park
  • The North Dakota Capitol Grounds in Bismarck
  • North Dakota Shopping
  • Capitol Fourth of July
  • Canoeing
  • Old Red Trail Scenic Byway

North Dakota is located at the intersection of fun and affordable. You’ll be amazed at all of the free things to do around the state. Find your favorite musician, athlete or actor on the Celebrity Walk of Fame or visit historic sites like Camp Hancock and  museums like the Taube Museum of Art. Click here for a list of free attractions in North Dakota.

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Featured Listings
Southcentral
Southcentral
7745 11th Street SE, Pingree, ND 58476-8308
Arrowwood's 16,000 acres of lakes, marshes, prairie grasslands, wooded coulees and cultivated...
Southcentral
Southcentral
115 Second Avenue SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Arts Center is an exciting place where you can be engaged in the arts – whether you are a...
Southcentral
Southcentral
622 First Ave. S., Jamestown, ND 58401
This stunning American Gothic-style church, built 1910, is one of only 60 minor basilicas in the...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Woodworth, ND 58505
A small tablet mounted on a large boulder commemorates the July 23 campsite of the 1863 Sibley...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Northwest Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck, ND
Native American village site has a self-guided tour of the grounds and earthlodge depressions and...
Southwest
Southwest
West edge of town, Medora, ND
This site memorializes the life of Antoine de Mores, the Marquis de Mores, who arrived here in...
Southcentral
Southcentral
424 Main Ave., Oakes, ND 58474
The Heritage Center was originally the First National Bank of Oakes, built in 1906, featuring...
Southwest
Southwest
188 Museum Drive E, Dickinson, ND 58601
The Dickinson Museum Center is a history museum complex that serves the region of southwestern...
Southwest
Southwest
Klinefelter Hall, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND 58601
Dickinson State University Art Gallery Located in Klinefelter Hall, the gallery provides an...
Northcentral
Northcentral
1115 First Ave. N., New Rockford, ND 58356
Frontier buildings include a school, church and depot with historic furnishings and exhibits.
Events
Southeast
Southeast
Mar 03, 2015 - Mar 08, 2015
700 Seventh Ave. SE, Valley City, ND 58072
Oldest and longest-running agriculture show in North Dakota. The North Dakota Winter Show is held...
Northwest
Northwest
Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015
Raymond Family Community Center, Williston, ND 58801
Get out of the house this winter and check out this three-day event of vendors and demonstrations...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 20, 2015
Reiland Fine Arts Center, University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND 58405
Prudence Johnson's 25-year long career in singing includes regular appearances on Prairie Home...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015
1810 Schafer Street, Bismarck, ND 58501
Explore the smallest science with the biggest impact at NanoDays! Learn and explore...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015
Reiland Fine Arts Center, University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND 58405
"Twelfth Night" is a Shakespearean Comedy about love in disguise. Twins Viola and Sebastian are...
Northeast
Northeast
May 01, 2015 - May 29, 2015
2300 Gateway Dr, Grand Forks, ND 58203
One of the best 1/3-mile dirt tracks in the nation. Cheer on your favorite drivers while Outlaw...
Northwest
Northwest
May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015
Harmon Park & downtown Williston, Williston, ND 58801
Williston's annual Band Day festival is over 80 years old. Kicks off on Friday evening with...
Southwest
Southwest
May 09, 2015 - May 09, 2015
Pacific Avenue, Medora, ND 58645
Succulent tasting ribs will be the menu of the day. Throw in some bluegrass music and it is...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 10, 2015 - May 10, 2015
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND 58329-9761
Free gate admission and entertainment. $5 off Season Pass.Mothers' Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p...
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Jamestown Reservoir, Jamestown, ND 58401
Get onto the water at the Jamestown Reservoir for the 38th Annual Dakota Anglers Walleye/Northern...
Deals
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $129.95
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Buy 10 nights, get 11th free
Apr 23, 2014 - May 23, 2020
215 Highway 2 E., Devils Lake, ND 58301
Stay 10 nights get the 11th night free or $40.00 cash
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southeast
Southeast
Aug 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015
1423 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Create memories with our family movie night package. Take the kids to that movie they"have" to...
Southeast
Southeast
Aug 01, 2014 - Dec 30, 2015
1423 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Shop until you drop at West Acres Mall then enjoy an evening at the AmericInn of Fargo. ...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Expressway Suites...