Free Things to Do

  • North Dakota Capitol
  • Canoeing
  • Buggies-n-Blues
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Pheasant Statue
  • 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 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...
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
Sep 14, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
5001 Fernwood Dr, Bismarck, ND 58503
Celebrate the season at Papa's Pumpkin Patch. Since 1983, thousands of people have made it...
Southeast
Southeast
Oct 03, 2014 - Oct 04, 2014
Down Town Fargo, Fargo, ND 58102
Oktoberfest in Fargo is in its sixth year. This year a beer and brats tasting have been added on...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Oct 04, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014
11 S Main; south of RR tracks, Makoti (Ward County), ND 58701
Take a step back in time – lots of fun for young and old! The Makoti Threshing Show is held...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Oct 07, 2014 - Oct 07, 2014
Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, ND 58504
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Oct 08, 2014 - Oct 08, 2014
Wishek Civic Center: First Avenue S. and Eighth Street S., Wishek, ND 58495
The second Wednesday of October is reserved on many calendars as the day to experience the ...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Jamestown Civic Center, Jamestown, ND 58401
Hairball puts on an event unlike other 80s tribute bands. It performs songs from Van Halen, KISS,...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
5 NE Third St., Kenmare, ND 58746
8 Day Hunting Festival...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014
Reiland Fine Arts Center, University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND 58405
The Manhattan Piano trio is hailed as "a grand departure from the usual" (News Herald) and is the...
Northeast
Northeast
Northeast
Northeast
Oct 26, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Park Drive, Arvilla, ND 58214
The Extreme North Dakota Terrifying Run Amongst Innumerable Lost Souls:  it's ENDracing's annual...
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.
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
The wild days of summer are upon us! Enjoy the weather to the fullest with the Noble Inn and...