• Fort Buford State Historic Site
  • Turtle Mountains
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Norsk Hostfest Craftsman
  • Ceremonial dancers add color and flair to Native American powwows.
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Carriage Ride at Medora
  • Osacr Zero
  • Fort Mandan Interpreter and kids
  • Bonanzaville General Store
  • 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
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Jul 21, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
    Grand Forks
    A sense of the local is central to Nancy Friese's work, which documents places and events that...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Sep 03, 2016 - Sep 03, 2016
    Jamestown
    Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
    Bismarck
    Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
    Medina
    Medina's Fall Festival is the annual community celebration. Highlights include a truck and...
Featured Listings
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Williston
    1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Fort Yates
    Visitors are welcome to travel the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway. Grand...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Bowman
    Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Museum has worked to research, document and display the...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Parshall
    This unique museum displays rock specimens from all over the world. The museum was a brainchild...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Beulah
    The largest individual wildlife collection in North Dakota includes approximately 175 animal...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    The Red River Zoo features more than 300 animals of 75 species, including many endangered species...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Dawson
    Veterans' memorial wall honoring 1,010 veterans from the Crimean War to the Gulf War, M60A3 tank...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Mandan
    Guided tour of Gen. George and Libbie Custer's home. Self-guided tour of Fort Abraham Lincoln,...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    This 26-room, two-story frame building was built in 1883 as the summer residence of the Marquis...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    An active military fort from 1872-1877, Fort Seward now houses an interpretive center displaying...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Hillsboro
    "Walk through our doors, step into the past." Traill County's main museum is an 1897 three story...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Minnewaukan
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, this museum has exhibits of pioneer artifacts,...