Free Things to Do

  • Enchanted Highway
  • Wheat Statue
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center Exterior
  • Biking in Valley City
  • Danish Mill
  • West Acres Mall
  • Pheasant Statue
  • Grand Forks Art Fest
  • Display at State Museum at North Dakota Heritage Center
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • 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
Feb 05, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016
1002 Second Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Break the cabin fever blues and get active! The Jamestown Parks and Rec Department works with the...
Northeast
Northeast
Feb 13, 2016 - Feb 13, 2016
210 Demers Ave., East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Frosty Bobber Winter Carnival is a day-long celebration of the region's most notorious (and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Feb 19, 2016 - Feb 20, 2016
Jamestown Reservoir, Jamestown, ND 58401
With more than $83,000 in prizes, including two Ice Castle Ice Houses and a Chevrolet Silverado,...
Southeast
Southeast
Feb 26, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016
704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
An inspired day of creative fun and celebration featuring over 65 carefully curated modern...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 04, 2016 - Mar 05, 2016
3400 Calgary Ave., Bismarck, ND 58503
Central Dakota Children's Choir (CDCC) presents its "CDCC Limited Concert Series" on Friday,...
Southeast
Southeast
Mar 05, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016
700 Seventh St. SE, Valley City, ND 58072
Oldest and longest-running agriculture show in North Dakota. The North Dakota Winter Show is held...
Northeast
Northeast
Mar 05, 2016 - Mar 05, 2016
215 N. Seventh St., Grand Forks, ND 58203
Heat up your winter with an indoor adventure - swim, bike and walk or run in the comfort of the...
Northeast
Northeast
Mar 20, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016
121 Main St., Pekin, ND 58361
NCAC's Winter Art Auction in March is a time where artists give back to the arts by providing a...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Apr 02, 2016 - Apr 03, 2016
Jamestown Civic Center, Jamestown, ND 58401
2016 Chamber Home and Garden Show with approximately 100 business, services and individual vendor...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Apr 08, 2016 - Apr 09, 2016
ND State Fair Center, Minot, ND 58701
The 25th annual Minot Spring Show includes more than 250 booths showcasing products hand made...
Deals
Southwest
Southwest
$25 off per night
Oct 01, 2015 - Apr 29, 2016
75 East River Road S., Medora, ND 58645
$25 off any room.
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
Buy 1 nights, get 10 days of parking free
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
200 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $129.95
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
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...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $259.95
Jan 27, 2016 - Jan 04, 2017
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Find romance in a heartbeat, rekindle the passion or surprise the one you love. Our Romance...
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
Southwest
Southwest
Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 29, 2016
493 Elks Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601
"A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland!" Conveniently located...