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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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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.
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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!...
Northeast
Northeast
8735 130th Ave. NE, Mountain, ND 58262
Historic, picturesque country estate, bed and breakfast offerings and bus tours welcomed, flower...
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...
Southeast
Southeast
315 Central Ave. N., Valley City, ND 58072
Events
Northeast
Northeast
Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014
Icon Architectural Group - 4000 Garden View Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58201
More than 50 accomplished local and regional artists will be exhibiting and selling original...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
PO Box 375, New Rockford, ND 58356
Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion is held every year on the third full weekend in...
Northeast
Northeast
Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Main Street, Walhalla, ND 58282
This Family Fun Day begins with the Farmers Market at 9am, on Main St.  Giant Pumpkin weigh-in...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 30, 2014 - Oct 04, 2014
2005 Burdick Expressway E., Minot, ND 58701
Norsk Høstfest, North America's largest Scandinavian Festival, begins with opening ceremonies and...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Oct 04, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014
11 S Main; south of RR tracks, Makoti (Ward County), ND 58701
Take a step back in time – lots of fun for young and old! The Makoti Threshing Show is held...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Oct 08, 2014 - Oct 08, 2014
Wishek Civic Center: First Avenue S. and Eighth Street S., Wishek, ND 58495
The second Wednesday of October is reserved on many calendars as the day to experience the ...
Southeast
Southeast
Oct 09, 2014 - Oct 09, 2014
Fargo Theatre, Fargo, ND 58102
Political unrest continues to take violent form in many countries of the Middle East as everyday...
Southwest
Southwest
Nov 01, 2014 - Nov 01, 2014
111 Main Street, Almont, ND 58520
Ethnic dancers and musicians entertain while waiting for seating at a traditional lutefisk and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Nov 23, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
622 1st Avenue S, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Saint James Basilica, one of only 60 minor Basilicas in the nation, will celebrate their...
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND 58501
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with...
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....
Packages
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
The perfect beer. The perfect food. The perfect place to end your day. See photo for more...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Calling all Canadians! We not honor at-par rates! See photo for details.
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Enjoy a night on the town with dinner and a movie! See photo for details.
Southeast
Southeast
May 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1025 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
May 31, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1025 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Shop till you drop!. ...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Take advantage of Minot's proximity to the largest lake in the state! Did you know that Lake...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Hit the courses in Minot this summer! Enjoy the Minot favorite Vardon Golf Club and the Souris...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Looking to meet the real Minot, while still doing what YOU like to do? Let our experts plan the...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Enjoy wine? Enjoy amazing views? Then this is the package for you! See photo for more information.
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
The wild days of summer are upon us! Enjoy the weather to the fullest with the Noble Inn and...