Free Things to Do

  • Off-Road Biking
  • Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway
  • Tommy Turtle
  • Fort Union
  • W'eel Turtle
  • 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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North Dakota has a rich legacy of ethnically and architecturally diverse historic churches.
See the state's landscapes along these stunning byways and backways.
Find pieces of history and natural wonders with these scenic destinations.
From the state fair to country, gospel and blues festivals, we've got a fun time for you.
Make the most of your North Dakota vacation with these free attractions and activities.
Unspoiled scenery and an active migration season make North Dakota a birding hot spot.
Don't miss these amazing, giant sculptures scattered throughout North Dakota.
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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 Ave. S.W., Jamestown, ND 58401
The Jamestown Fine Arts Association (aka: The Arts Center) is an exciting place where you can be...
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...
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.
Southwest
Southwest
I-94, Exit 72, Regent, ND 58650
Metal sculptures, including "World's Largest Tin Family," "Teddy Rides Again," "Pheasants on the...
Events
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 06, 2014 - Sep 06, 2014
Burning Hills Amphitheatre, Medora, ND 58645
A professional musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands....
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 07, 2014 - Sep 06, 2014
475 Fourth St., Medora, ND 58645
Museum Theatre drama. Imagine the year 1885 and you are a courtroom spectator witnessing the...
Southwest
Southwest
Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 01, 2014
Little Missouri State Park, Killdeer, ND 58554-7927
Our group enjoys trail rides for all at the "Little Missouri State Park" over Labor Day Weekend....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 04, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 05, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
100 Water St E, Medina, ND 58467
Medina's Fall Festival is the annual community celebration. Highlights include a truck and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 06, 2014 - Sep 06, 2014
Foster County Fairgrounds, Carrington, ND 58421
A festival for treasure hunters of all kinds! The JUNK-FEST girls team up with more than 80...
Northeast
Northeast
Sep 06, 2014 - Sep 06, 2014
Third Street and DeMers Avenue, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Welcome to the Uff Da mud run - obstacle racing Extreme North Dakota (END) style. Your hosts, Ole...
Southwest
Southwest
Sep 07, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
1021 28th Ave SW, Hensler, ND 58530
Last run of the season for Tri-County Mudders. Side-by-side mud drags in 7 classes: stock, street...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 08, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014
5001 Fernwood Dr, Bismarck, ND 58503
Celebrate the season at Papa's Pumpkin Patch. Since 1983, thousands of people have made it...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014
200 East Main St #301, Bismarck, ND 58503
A race of clues and challenges around Sertoma Park to support the Dakota Children's Advocacy...
Deals
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
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
The perfect beer. The perfect food. The perfect place to end your day. See photo for more...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Calling all Canadians! We not honor at-par rates! See photo for details.
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Enjoy a night on the town with dinner and a movie! See photo for details.
Southeast
Southeast
May 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1025 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
May 31, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1025 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Shop till you drop!. ...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Take advantage of Minot's proximity to the largest lake in the state! Did you know that Lake...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Hit the courses in Minot this summer! Enjoy the Minot favorite Vardon Golf Club and the Souris...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Looking to meet the real Minot, while still doing what YOU like to do? Let our experts plan the...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Enjoy wine? Enjoy amazing views? Then this is the package for you! See photo for more information.
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 01, 2014 - Sep 01, 2014
1597 6th Avenue West, Dickinson, ND 58601
There’s more than oil in North Dakota! The Dakota Dinosaur Museum is terrific for all ages. Come...