History & Culture

  • Fort Buford
  • Chateau de Mores
  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • Adventures in North Dakota
  • At historical events like the Fort Ransom Sodbuster days, visitors can interact with interpreters and watch demonstrations.
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Majestic Bison at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • New Town Earthlodge Village
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
  • International Welcome

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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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.

Step back in time to some of the most significant destinations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The 35-mile-long byway in North Dakota includes stops at Native American sites.

Take a 64-mile drive on Highway 22 and Highway 23 from Manning to New Town.

Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl with these North Dakota museums and western attractions.

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Featured Listings
Northcentral
Northcentral
201 W. Dewey St., Rugby, ND 58368
The Amtrak Depot is a historic part of our community. Built in 1907, the depot brings visitors,...
Southcentral
Southcentral
500 17th St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
The National Buffalo Museum is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the cultural and...
Northeast
Northeast
Highway 5, Cavalier, ND 58502
Icelandic State Park is home to the Pioneer Heritage Center, Gunlogson Homestead and Historic...
Southeast
Southeast
314 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
Fargo Theatre was built in 1926 as a vaudeville and cinema house, complete with a Mighty...
Northcentral
Northcentral
International Peace Garden, Dunseith, ND 58329
The museum educates the public of the historical and present-day roles of wildlife law...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Old U.S. 281 in Minnewaukan, Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Listed in National Register of Historic Places, this museum has exhibits of pioneer artifacts,...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Kenmare Des Lacs Lake, Kenmare, ND 58746
The Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway, found in the northwest corner of North Dakota,...
Southeast
Southeast
West Acres Mall, Fargo, ND 58103
Museum traces the career of Roger Maris, the legendary Fargo athlete who hit 61 homers to break...
Northcentral
Northcentral
417 Cavalry Circle PO Box 224, Fort Totten, ND 58335
The Fort Totten State Historic Site got its start in 1867 when soldiers built a log structure...
Northcentral
Northcentral
416 Sixth St., Devils Lake, ND 58301
Three floors furnished as a 1910-era home with artifacts from Lake Region area families, plus an...
Events
Northeast
Northeast
May 23, 2016 - Jul 13, 2016
North Dakota Museum Of Art, Grand Forks, ND 58202
Rick Bartow was a major American painter and member of the Wiyot Tribe of Northern California....
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....
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016
Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater, Medora, ND 58645
Clay's topic for the night: Theodore Roosevelt and Conservation. TR set aside 230 million acres...
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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Deals
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!
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)....
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....