• Display at State Museum at North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Powwow
  • New Town
  • Heritage Hjemkomst Center
  • Fort Ransom State Historic Site
  • Fort Lincoln Trolley
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park at Minot
  • Plains Art Museum
  • Double Pony Truss Bridge
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • International Welcome
  • North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum
  • Fort Mandan
  • ND History Hub - Heritage Center & State Museum

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
    Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
    Kenmare
    Special events and activities throughout the week include free feeds at local taverns, a goose...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
    Dickinson
    Visit the Badlands Art Show and experience visual art of all kinds by local, amateur and...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017
    Moorhead
    Celebrate our community's traditions and cultures with this local, multi-ethnic showcase of music...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Dec 02, 2017 - Dec 02, 2017
    West Fargo
    Enjoy a beautifully decorated Bonanzaville with cookie decorating, Christmas carolers, horse...
Featured Listings
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    The mellifluous chimes of the Carillon Bell Tower sound out the Westminster chimes at each...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    Theodore Roosevelt's first ranch cabin built in 1883-1884 after he arrived in Dakota Territory...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    New Rockford
    Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts presents a full year of programming, including...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    Take a step back in time when you visit the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    White Shield
    Located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, this cemetery pays tribute to Native Americans...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Larimore
    Displays include a military room, a music area, an old school room, old-time kitchen and antique...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Drayton
    The museum and other buildings are open any time by appointment. Stop by the grounds to see the...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Site contains ruins of large Mandan Indian earthlodge village believed to have been inhabited for...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Mohall
    Museum features extensive collection of photographs from the early 1900s, military displays, farm...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    This house was the North Dakota governors' residence from 1893 to 1960. It was built in 1884 as a...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Valley City
    A bronze marker identifies this 1863 Sibley Expedition site.
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Velva
    Monument to David Thompson, pioneer geographer and explorer who mapped the Missouri River-Knife...