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.

Trip Ideas & Travel Information
A journey across North Dakota should include these must-see art and cultural destinations.
North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders
Diggin' dinosaurs (Article)
Dinosuars called North Dakota home long before humans showed up
North Dakota Museum Tour (Best Places)
Museums tell the story of North Dakota and stimulate the minds of old and young alike.
You've read about Custer, Lewis and Clark, Sitting Bull and Sakakawea. Now live the experience.
North Dakota has a rich legacy of ethnically and architecturally diverse historic churches.
Follow the Chan SanSan Scenic Backway through a glacial valley carved 12,000 years ago.
Sakakawea Scenic Byway (Best Places)
Step back in time to some of the most significant destinations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The 35-mile-long byway in North Dakota includes stops at Native American sites.
Featured Listings
Northwest
Northwest
202 Frontage Rd, New Town, ND 58763
First-class casino features reel slot machines, blackjack, craps, poker, video poker...
Northcentral
Northcentral
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND 58329
On September 11, 2001, the world watched in horror as the twin towers of the World Trade Center...
Southwest
Southwest
Main Street, Almont, ND
Museum features Northern Pacific Railroad depot, blacksmith shop, rock jail, fully furnished...
Southwest
Southwest
418 Third Ave W, Richardton, ND
Assumption Abbey is a Benedictine monastery. Come and see its beautifully decorated Romanesque...
Southwest
Southwest
18 miles north of Killdeer, near Little Missouri State Park, Killdeer, ND 58640
Handcrafted, rustic heated/air conditioned log cabins, primitive and electrical camping, full...
Southeast
Southeast
I-29, Exit 23, Mooreton, ND
One of the last remaining bonanza farms in the U.S. The centerpiece of the 15-acre farm is a...
Southeast
Southeast
315 Central Ave. N., Valley City, ND 58072
The Barnes County Historical Society is a 20,000-square-foot facility dedicated to telling the...
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...
Northcentral
Northcentral
1001 Second St. NE, Fessenden, ND 58438
Historic 1899 Victorian home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Four guest rooms...
Southcentral
Southcentral
2 miles northwest, Tappen, ND 58487
The site marks the first major battle fought in Dakota Territory between Gen. Henry H. Sibley's...
Events
Southeast
Southeast
May 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Historical and Cultural Society 202 First Avenue North, Moorhead, MN 56560
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or while supplies last ...
Northwest
Northwest
May 22, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Four Bears Casino & Lodge Event Center, New Town, ND 58763
Traditional dancing with beautiful handmade costumes.  The pow wow is a visual extravaganza...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 01, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014
321 3rd Ave SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 06, 2014 - Jun 07, 2014
112 Main Ave S, Hankinson, ND 58041
Hankinson's Polka Fest is held at the historic Hankinson Community Center.  Indoor and outdoor...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 07, 2014 - Jun 07, 2014
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3pm and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3pm and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 22, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Northeast
Northeast
Jun 23, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
PO Box 318, Walhalla, ND 58282
This dig is co-sponsored by the North Dakota Geological Survey, North Dakota Parks and Recreation...
Northwest
Northwest
Jun 25, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
4th Ave NE, Watford City, ND 58854
Come celebrate Watford City's Centennial. There will be events happening throughout the city:...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 28, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Experience Dakota Territory living history military encampment with demonstrations and maneuvers...
Deals
Northeast
Northeast
Up to 10% off per night
May 16, 2013 - May 16, 2014
3350 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Book a room with us using this package and receive 10% off and we will have the movie tickets for...