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

North Dakota Park Service is celebrating 50 years this summer. Click here to view the celebration dates at each park. Scenic beauty and enticing outrdoor recreation await at North Dakota's 13 state parks. Hike, bike, swim and sleep under the stars.

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 (Articles)
Dinosuars called North Dakota home long before humans showed up

The museums you find here tell the story of North Dakota and stimulate the minds of old and young alike. From flying dinosaurs to soaring warbirds, from artists' brush strokes on canvas to polished rocks, North Dakota has a museum sure to lift the spirit.

You've read about Custer, Lewis and Clark, Sitting Bull and Sakakawea. Now live the experience.

Custer Trail Auto Tour follows route through the Badlands toward Montana.

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.

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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,...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
3 miles north of Rolette on Rolette Road or 6 miles south of Sky Dancer Casino in Belcourt., Rolette, ND 58366
Join us for three days of celebrations, July 10-12, that will get your heart pumping with jigging...
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Mandan, ND 58554
Come to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park for a spectacular three-day family event showcasing the...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
500 17th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Celebrate White Cloud's birthday with city-wide activities, including a kids' carnival, Wild West...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 11, 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
Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND 58329-9445
55th Annual International Knights of Columbus Field Mass at noon in the Masonic Auditorium....
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 12, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
301 Fifth Street, Medora, ND 58645
All veterans and their families are invited to a special day in Medora, as we honor their service...
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
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...