History & Culture

  • Fort Lincoln
  • Arts at Norsk Hostfest
  • Albino buffalo at Jamestown
  • Norwegian dancers
  • Three Affiliated Tribes Museum
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Ukrainian Festival
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Earthlodge Village
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • 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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Each of North Dakota's 13 state parks offer a unique blend of scenic beauty, outdoor recreation and camping opportunities. Hike, bike, swim, boat and sleep under the stars.

From art museums to cultural and heritage sites, a journey across North Dakota should include these must-see destinations. Click here for a guide to some of the state's top arts and cultural attractions.

North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders
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Dinosuars called North Dakota home long before humans showed up
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Featured Listings
Northcentral
Northcentral
2576 Eighth St. SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...
Southeast
Southeast
555 113-1/2 Ave NE, Cooperstown, ND 58425
The new Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site consists of two sites telling the...
Southeast
Southeast
405 Eielson St., Hatton, ND
Boyhood Home of Carl Ben Eielson, World renowned pioneer aviator, original furnishings, pioneer...
Southwest
Southwest
250 Main Street, Medora, ND 58645
The 2007 North Dakota Tourist Attraction of the Year, the Center of Western Heritage &...
Northeast
Northeast
20 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2, Arvilla, ND 58502
Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park is located in a beautiful...
Northwest
Northwest
15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801
The principal fur trading post of the American Fur Company on the upper Missouri River. Served...
Southeast
Southeast
2 miles north of Fort Ransom, Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Fort Ransom State Park, which takes its name from an 1860s military fort, is located in the midst...
Southwest
Southwest
401 West Main St., Mandan, ND 58554
Housed in the restored Mandan Northern Pacific Railroad Depot and featuring authentic American...
Southeast
Southeast
915 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
Known historically as "the Gateway to the Dakotas," Fort Abercrombie was the first permanent...
Southcentral
Southcentral
605 10th Ave. NW, Jamestown, ND 58402
An active military fort from 1872-1877, Fort Seward now houses an interpretive center displaying...
Events
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016
500 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58505
Offices being restored to original 1809 look. Courthouse and lower level will be open for viewing...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 05, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
321 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016
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
Jun 12, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, ND 58368
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Northwest
Northwest
Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016
15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801
Reenactors at the fort.
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Experience Dakota Territory living history military encampment with demonstrations and maneuvers...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
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
Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, ND 58368
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Southwest
Southwest
Jul 02, 2016 - Jul 02, 2016
Beach Swimming Pool Park, Beach, ND 58621
Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates its 44th season with Richard III. Grab a blanket, pack a...
Deals
Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $40.00
Jan 31, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
3750 BIA Road 10, Belcourt, ND 58316
ONLY 200 advanced tickets for $40 per person for weekend daily pass. (Does not include camping)....
Southeast
Southeast
$5 off purchase
May 01, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
4143 153rd Av. SE, Casselton, ND 58059
Take a half-hour or hour long riding lesson and receive $5 off!
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 01, 2016 - Aug 24, 2016
Expressway Suites, Bismarck, ND 58504
Stay with us in a Double Queen Suite, and get free hot breakfast....