Free Things to Do

  • Assumption Abbey
  • Pheasants on Enchanted Highway
  • Heritage Center
  • Hiking
  • North Dakota Capitol Grounds
  • Pembina Gorge
  • Salem Sue
  • Buffalo Statue
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birders in the Field
  • 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 St. 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
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 02, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
8280 33rd St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 01, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
17385 County Road 4, Colfax, ND 58018
Welcome to Crooked Lane Farm, a small family farm located on the banks of the Wild Rice River...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
Burning Hills Amphitheatre, Medora, ND 58645
A professional musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 07, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
321 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 09, 2015 - Aug 25, 2015
Roosevelt Park, Devils Lake, ND 58301
Arts in the Park runs every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. It runs from...
Northeast
Northeast
Jul 01, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
2211 17th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Summer Performing Arts (SPA) is celebrating its 28th season in 2015. Musical theater productions...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 01, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015
Stutsman County Fairgrounds, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Stutsman County Fair features a Murphy Brothers carnival, agriculture exhibits (both plant...
Northeast
Northeast
Jul 03, 2015 - Jul 05, 2015
1105 Central Ave, Walhalla, ND 58382
Friday: Street dance with live music on Main Sttreet 9 p.m. Saturday: Parade throughout town at...
Southeast
Southeast
Fort Ransom Arena Association 21st Annual Rodeo
Jul 03, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015
Walt Hjelle Parkway, Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Come celebrate the Fourth of July in Fort Ransom. There will be a parade down Main treet at 11 a...
Southcentral
Southcentral
James River Rodeo
Jul 03, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015
Stutsman County Fairgrounds, Jamestown, ND 58401
Deals
Northcentral
Northcentral
$20 off per night
Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 01, 2016
1900 72nd St. NW, Minot, ND 58703
Single Room: a 7 night minimum stay required for $30/night rate.
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...