Free Things to Do

  • Hiking
  • Wally the Walleye
  • Buggies-n-Blues Diner
  • Biking in North Dakota
  • Mystical Horizons
  • Lake Sakakawea Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Tommy Turtle
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Off-Road Biking
  • 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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Turning heads since the beginning of time. Unearth the history, join us.
 
Summer road trips, jump on the bike or in the car and getaway to Dickinson.
 

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See the state's landscapes along these stunning byways and backways.
Find pieces of history and natural wonders with these scenic destinations.
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Unspoiled scenery and an active migration season make North Dakota a birding hot spot.
Featured Listings
Northcentral
Northcentral
City Plaza, Riverdale, ND 58565
A beautiful metal sculpture created by Tom Neary. Stones donated by each county in North Dakota...
Northcentral
Northcentral
2107 Park Drive, St. Michael, ND 58370
President Theodore Roosevelt designated this unique natural area in 1904 as "a big game preserve,...
Northeast
Northeast
12882 105th St. NE, Walhalla, ND 58282
Between 1843 and 1873, this house and store, owned by Antoine B. Gingras, served the Metis...
Northwest
Northwest
15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801
The principal fur trading post of the American Fur Company on the upper Missouri River. Served...
Southwest
Southwest
188 Museum Drive E, Dickinson, ND 58601
The Dickinson Museum Center is a history museum complex that serves the region of southwestern...
Southcentral
Southcentral
404 Louis L'Amour Lane, Jamestown, ND 58401
Take a step back in time at this re-created prairie town. Original buildings from the frontier...
Southcentral
Southcentral
7745 11th Street SE, Pingree, ND 58476-8308
Arrowwood's 16,000 acres of lakes, marshes, prairie grasslands, wooded coulees and cultivated...
Southwest
Southwest
I-94, Exit 72, Regent, ND 58650
The Enchanted Highway begins at Exit 72 on I-94 near Gladstone and terminates 30 miles down the...
Southwest
Southwest
291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601
Located in Dickinson State University's Stoxen Library, the center houses a comprehensive digital...
Southeast
Southeast
258 Memorial Union, NDSU, Fargo, ND 58102
Located in the Memorial Union on the North Dakota State University campus, the Memorial Union...
Events
Northeast
Northeast
Apr 22, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016
River Cities Speedway, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Every Friday, mid-April through mid-September, River Cities Speedway will be alive with the...
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 07, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016
8280 33rd St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Races start at 7 p.m....
Southwest
Southwest
May 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Pacific Avenue, Medora, ND 58645
Succulent tasting ribs will be the menu of the day. Throw in some bluegrass music and it is...
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Jamestown Reservoir, Jamestown, ND 58401
Get onto the water at the Jamestown Reservoir for the 38th Annual Dakota Anglers Walleye/Northern...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 28, 2016 - May 30, 2016
1252A 41st Ave. NW, Garrison, ND 58540
Kite flying festival for all ages. Fly your own kite. Build a kite at the festival. See kites of...
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2016
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 03, 2016
Chahinkapa Park, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Participate in team challenges, bicycling, racing and obstacle courses.
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Chahinkapa Zoo and Park, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Blue Goose Days is a community event for the whole family! Parade, craft/vendor booths, wildlife...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 03, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
Burning Hills Amphitheatre, Medora, ND 58645
A professional musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands....
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 04, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016
Chuckwagon Patio, Medora, ND 58645
Join us for this annual road race that winds its way through town and the scenic North Dakota...
Deals
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...
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...
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
Southwest
Southwest
Rates from $149.98 for 2 nights stay
Feb 22, 2016 - May 31, 2016
1170 Roughrider Blvd., Dickinson, ND 58601
Winter Weekend Getaway $149.98 Two Night Stay...
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...
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 01, 2016 - Aug 24, 2016
Expressway Suites, Bismarck, ND 58504
Stay with us in a Double Queen Suite, and get free hot breakfast....