• Fort Union
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Washburn
  • Fort Ransom State Park
  • Signs at Elkhorn Ranch
  • Rosebud Visitors Center
  • Chan SanSan Scenic Backway
  • Powwow
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Powwow
  • Custer House
  • International Welcome
  • North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum
  • Fort Mandan

History & Culture

From Jurassic to pioneer days, North Dakota is home to a variety of history and culture. Dig for dinosaur bones, walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, learn about Native American traditions or see the struggles of early settlers. Becoming legendary doesn’t happen overnight. Here’s our story. Click here for more Historical and Cultural attractions and activities in  North Dakota.

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Events
Featured Events
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Sep 27, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
    Minot
    Norsk Høstfest, North America's largest Scandinavian Festival, begins with opening ceremonies and...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
    Fargo
    Oktoberfest is a fun event for the whole family. From Weiner dog races to the pub crawl. Go to...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Nov 19, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016
    Moorhead
    Celebrate with Fargo-Moorhead the community's traditions and cultures with this local, multi...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 18, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017
    Jamestown
    We are an authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies. This is a...
Featured Listings
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Epping
    Situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea, the rugged buttes of the North Dakota...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    The National Buffalo Museum is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the cultural and...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    St. John
    Site contains the archaeological remains of an 1882 mission and its cemetery founded by Father...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Cooperstown
    The new Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site consists of two sites telling the...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    Theodore Roosevelt's first ranch cabin built in 1883-1884 after he arrived in Dakota Territory...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Devils Lake
    The Lake Region Heritage Center is located in the old post office in downtown Devils Lake. The...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    On September 11, 2001, the world watched in horror as the twin towers of the World Trade Center...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    Accredited fine art museum in the heart of historic downtown Fargo. The Blue Goose Cafe, The...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    Take a step back in time when you visit the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Mandan
    General George Custer's last home is reconstructed, as are the central barracks, granary,...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Devils Lake
    Three floors furnished as a 1910-era home with artifacts from Lake Region area families, plus an...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    West Fargo
    Cass County Historical Society Bonanzaville consists of 43 historic buildings and more than 400...