• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Custer House at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Native American Powwow Dancer
  • Best of Show and People Category: Winner - "Watching the Sunset at Double Ditch," Nick Hornbacher, Bismarck
  • 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
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
    Bismarck
    66th North Dakota State Square and Round Dance Festival...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
    Bismarck
    We've all had deep discussions with our friends while we're out at night. Why not add a couple of...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
    Medora
    The Medora Musical is the rootin'-tootinest, boot-scootinest show in all the west! There's no...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
    Medora
    This is a must-do dinner to pair with your Medora Musical tickets....
Featured Listings
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Stanton
    Native Americans occupied this area for more than 11,000 years. Remains of three Hidatsa villages...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Bottineau
    Monument dedicated to four chaplains who lost their lives during World War II. They gave up their...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Chaffee
    The site marks a crossing on the Pembina Trail, an early transportation route for settlers and...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Mooreton
    One of the last remaining bonanza farms in the U.S. The centerpiece of the 15-acre farm is a...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Linton
    Pasture tours available by appointment. See the wild Nokota® horses on their native ND prairies....
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Pingree
    Located 26 miles north of Jamestown along the east side of the James River in the Arrowwood...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Lakota
    Restored 1-room country schoolhouse, refurbished to appear as late 1800s. Four open houses...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Kathryn
    Called Inyan Bosendata by Sioux Indians who consider it sacred. The rock stands on a complex of...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Hazelton
    The Elise Perras house served a tri-fold purpose: 1) Hazelton's first post office, 2) a...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Killdeer
    Furnished 4-bedroom cabin and corrals in secluded Badlands ranch setting for bowhunters, horse...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Williston
    Experience life in the past at the Frontier Museum complex. The museum includes a rural church,...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Dunn Center
    Local history museum showcasing agricultural equipment, homesteading era through mid-960s...