• New Town Earthlodge Village
  • Events Category: Winning Photograph: "Waving Old Glory," Lacey Kaiser, Streeter
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Standing Rock
  • Winter Reckoning
  • Legends of the Missouri River
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • 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
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    May 23, 2016 - Jul 13, 2016
    Grand Forks
    Rick Bartow was a major American painter and member of the Wiyot Tribe of Northern California....
  • 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...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
    Fort Stevenson Frontier Military Days
    Garrison
    Experience Dakota Territory living history military encampment with demonstrations and maneuvers...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
    Rhubarb Festival
    Rugby
    Five bucks buys six tastes of rhubarb desserts, cakes, pies, cookies and savory treats. This is...
Featured Listings
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    St. John
    Site contains the archaeological remains of an 1882 mission and its cemetery founded by Father...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    Take a step back in time when you visit the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Dickinson
    Centerpiece of the center is dinosaur museum featuring 11 full-scale dinosaur skeletons inside...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Rugby
    The Amtrak Depot is a historic part of our community. Built in 1907, the depot brings visitors,...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Bowman
    Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Museum has worked to research, document and display the...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Garrison
    Fort Stevenson State Park, located on Lake Sakakawea's north shore, was named for the late 1800s...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Hope
    This cultural center consists of a historical museum, archives, and represents the early days of...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Fort Yates
    Visitors are welcome to travel the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway. Grand...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Minot
    Museum tells and shows rich and varied story of region's aviation history. In addition to a...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    Take a step back in time at this re-created prairie town. Original buildings from the frontier...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Mandan
    The On-A-Slant Indian Village is a 400-year-old Mandan Indian Village, which thrived for 200...