History & Culture

  • Fort Lincoln
  • Arts at Norsk Hostfest
  • Albino buffalo at Jamestown
  • Norwegian dancers
  • Three Affiliated Tribes Museum
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Ukrainian Festival
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Earthlodge Village
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • 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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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
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Breathtaking view of Lake Sakakawea, Badlands bluffs and the foundations of the underwater town...
Southcentral
Southcentral
605 10th Ave. NW, Jamestown, ND 58402
An active military fort from 1872-1877, Fort Seward now houses an interpretive center displaying...
Southcentral
Southcentral
City, Dawson, ND 58428
Veterans' memorial wall honoring 1,010 veterans from the Crimean War to the Gulf War, M60A3 tank...
Northcentral
Northcentral
3 miles south of Garrison, Garrison, ND 58502
Fort Stevenson State Park, located on Lake Sakakawea's north shore, was named for the late 1800s...
Southwest
Southwest
12 First Ave. NE, Bowman, ND 58623
Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Museum has worked to research, document and display the...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Lane N.W., Williston, ND 58801
Museum exhibits and interpretive walking trail tell the stories of the Confluence. Store, walking...
Southwest
Southwest
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Visitors are welcome to travel the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway. Grand...
Southwest
Southwest
7 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806, Mandan, ND
The On-A-Slant Indian Village is a 400-year-old Mandan Indian Village, which thrived for 200...
Southeast
Southeast
555 113-1/2 Ave NE, Cooperstown, ND 58425
The new Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site consists of two sites telling the...
Southwest
Southwest
19 miles north of Killdeer, Killdeer, ND 58502
Little Missouri State Park contains some of the most rugged, picturesque Badlands terrain in...
Events
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016
500 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58505
Offices being restored to original 1809 look. Courthouse and lower level will be open for viewing...
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....
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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Southwest
Southwest
Jul 02, 2016 - Jul 02, 2016
Beach Swimming Pool Park, Beach, ND 58621
Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates its 44th season with Richard III. Grab a blanket, pack a...
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....