• New Town Earthlodge Village
  • Events Category: Winning Photograph: "Waving Old Glory," Lacey Kaiser, Streeter
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Standing Rock
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Winter Reckoning
  • Legends of the Missouri River
  • Oscar Zero Console
  • 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
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 05, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
    Jamestown
    Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
  • 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...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016
    Belcourt
    Fifth Annual KeplinFest features the Metis/Michif traditional music/dance festival. It is two...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Aug 06, 2016 - Aug 06, 2016
    Jamestown
    Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
Featured Listings
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Minot
    Museum tells and shows rich and varied story of region's aviation history. In addition to a...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Williston
    1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Walhalla
    Between 1843 and 1873, this house and store, owned by Antoine B. Gingras, served the Metis...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    On September 11, 2001, the world watched in horror as the twin towers of the World Trade Center...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Fort Totten
    The Fort Totten State Historic Site got its start in 1867 when soldiers built a log structure...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Dickinson
    The Ukrainian Cultural Institute features folk art cultural exhibits and religious displays...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Valley City
    Valley City was founded in 1872 with the name of Second Crossing of the Sheyenne when the...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Devils Lake
    Located in the county world war memorial building. The museum is the repository for memorabilia...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Killdeer
    Little Missouri State Park contains some of the most rugged, picturesque Badlands terrain in...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    St. John
    Site contains the archaeological remains of an 1882 mission and its cemetery founded by Father...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    The Greenway is approximately 2,200 acres of natural open space in the heart of Grand Forks, N.D....