History & Culture

  • Rosebud
  • Fort Union
  • Capital A'Fair
  • Danish Mill
  • Signs at Elkhorn Ranch
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Custer House
  • Powwow
  • Standing Rock State Historic Site
  • Custer House
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit
  • International Welcome
  • International Welcome
  • Find your Legendary in North Dakota: History

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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Trip Ideas & Travel Information

Long before there were scenic byways, there was the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark took it to the Rocky Mountains and back home. Today, you can travel along the water route and see an array of attractions along the way, including Garrison Dam.

Experiences different in every corner of the state

Check out these attractions along the Lewis and Clark Trail

River cities off diverse experiences for guests
The NEW State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center

Railroads played a major role in North Dakota's development as a state

Be sure to check out these must-see sites, attractions and events in North Dakota
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Featured Listings
Southeast
Southeast
Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fargo, ND 58103
Stop by the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center and take a shot next to "The Woodchipper" in Fargo!...
Northwest
Northwest
202 Frontage Rd, New Town, ND 58763
First-class casino features reel slot machines, blackjack, craps, poker, video poker and keno,...
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...
Southeast
Southeast
150 County Road 34, Arthur, ND 58006
The Arthur Good Samaritan History House is located in the house where the first residents and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
115 Second St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Arts Center is an exciting place where you can be engaged in the arts – whether you are a...
Northeast
Northeast
1110 N. 2nd St, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Fine arts gallery and studio with local, regional and national artwork ranging from original...
Southwest
Southwest
418 Third Ave W, Richardton, ND
Assumption Abbey is a Benedictine monastery. Come and see its beautifully decorated Romanesque...
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...
Events
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 01, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
17385 County Road 4, Colfax, ND 58018
Welcome to Crooked Lane Farm, a small family farm located on the banks of the Wild Rice River...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
Old Town Hall Theater, Medora, ND 58645
Theodore Roosevelt comes to life in this vivid and rousing presentation. Learn about Theodore...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 07, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
321 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 07, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015
915 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
Fort Abecrombie State Historic Site History Program is held every Sunday at 2 p.m., June 7-Aug.2,...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 08, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
Northcentral
Northcentral
Aug 09, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, ND 58368
Prairie Village Museum comes to life with music, pioneer demonstrations, costumed characters,...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 16, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
P O Box 941, Bismarck, ND 58502-0941, Bismarck, ND 58504
Buckstop Junction's annual harvest celebration...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...
Deals
Southeast
Southeast
Rates from $15
Apr 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
3473 Woodland Park, Valley City, ND 58072
MONDAY-THURSDAY ** Tee off before Noon** $15 for 9 holes + cart or $25 for 18 holes + cart....
Southcentral
Southcentral
$1 off admission price per person
Aug 08, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
Burleigh County 4-H Building, Bismarck, ND 58501
Mention ND Tourism for $1 off admission (one per person)
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southeast
Southeast
Aug 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015
1423 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
Aug 01, 2014 - Dec 30, 2015
1423 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Shop until you drop at West Acres Mall then enjoy an evening at the AmericInn of Fargo. ...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Expressway Suites...