• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Fort Buford State Historic Site
  • Turtle Mountains
  • Norsk Hostfest Craftsman
  • Ceremonial dancers add color and flair to Native American powwows.
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Fort Mandan Interpreter and kids
  • Carriage Ride at Medora
  • Osacr Zero
  • Confluence of Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers
  • 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
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Sep 27, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
    Minot
    Norsk Høstfest, North America's largest Scandinavian Festival, begins with opening ceremonies and...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Sep 29, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016
    Dickinson,
    The theme for this years annual Theodore Roosevelt symposium is "Theodore Roosevelt: Candidate in...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
    Fargo
    Oktoberfest is a fun event for the whole family. From Weiner dog races to the pub crawl. Go to...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Nov 19, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016
    Moorhead
    Celebrate with Fargo-Moorhead the community's traditions and cultures with this local, multi...
Featured Listings
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Non-profit gallery created by artists to provide exhibits and opportunities for regional and...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Minnewaukan
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, this museum has exhibits of pioneer artifacts,...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    Accredited fine art museum in the heart of historic downtown Fargo. The Blue Goose Cafe, The...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    St. John
    Site contains the archaeological remains of an 1882 mission and its cemetery founded by Father...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Walhalla
    Between 1843 and 1873, this house and store, owned by Antoine B. Gingras, served the Metis...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    West Fargo
    Cass County Historical Society Bonanzaville consists of 43 historic buildings and more than 400...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    Fargo Theatre was built in 1926 as a vaudeville and cinema house, complete with a Mighty...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Fort Yates
    Visitors are welcome to travel the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway. Grand...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Williston
    The principal fur trading post of the American Fur Company on the upper Missouri River. Served...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Epping
    Situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea, the rugged buttes of the North Dakota...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Rugby
    The Amtrak Depot is a historic part of our community. Built in 1907, the depot brings visitors,...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Devils Lake
    The Lake Region Heritage Center is located in the old post office in downtown Devils Lake. The...