• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Governor's Photo Contest Honorable Mention (2012) - School House Teaching
  • Ukrainian Festival
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park at Minot
  • Plains Art Museum
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • International Welcome
  • North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum
  • Fort Mandan
  • ND History Hub - Heritage Center & State Museum

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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Featured Events
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
    Medora
    The Medora Musical is the rootin'-tootinest, boot-scootinest show in all the west! There's no...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
    Medora
    This is a must-do dinner to pair with your Medora Musical tickets....
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018
    Bowman
    1 day. 120 miles. 14 historic sites. Join us for a guided tour of trails across Bowman and Slope...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 03, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
    Jamestown
    Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Featured Listings
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Pekin
    The journey back in time begins as one enters the stone gates of Nelson County's Stump Lake Park....
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Fort Totten
    Located on the grounds of one of the best preserved military posts in the nation, this museum...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Crosby
    The museum has 25 unique buildings including a bank, printing press, general store and pioneer...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Steele
    North Dakota History comes to life at this museum. Worhip in the small country chapel, then...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Glen Ullin
    The Glen Ullin Museum was established in 1984 and consists of 4 buildings: a 7-gable house built...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Woodworth
    The office of the late Dr. Melzer, an early settlement physician, also contains American Indian...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Chaffee
    The site marks a crossing on the Pembina Trail, an early transportation route for settlers and...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Cartwright
    The bridge and tunnel, now closed to vehicle and rail traffic, stretches 1,320 feet across the...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Watford City
    The Pioneer Museum depicts the history and economic development of McKenzie County from the...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    Historic Franklin School, constructed 1910. Louis L'Amour attended school.
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Maddock
    An early 1900 renovated clothing/hardware store that is now an Opera House.  Also houses a full...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Grenora
    Late Pre-historic Plains Indians petroglyphs carved into two granite boulders probably...