• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Fort Lincoln Trolley
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Fort Buford
  • Double Pony Truss Bridge
  • Governor's Photo Contest Honorable Mention (2012) - School House Teaching
  • Ukrainian Festival
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • 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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Events
Featured Events
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
    Bismarck
    66th North Dakota State Square and Round Dance Festival...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
    Bismarck
    We've all had deep discussions with our friends while we're out at night. Why not add a couple of...
  • 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....
Featured Listings
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Minot
    Two galleries display contemporary art by local, regional and national artists. A lecture series...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    Follow the Jamestown Talking Trail, an interactive self-guided audio tour consisting of about 70...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    Scenic splendor in beautiful ND Badlands. The South Unit includes a scenic loop drive, wildlife...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Garrison
    Located at North Country Marine. This mini-museum is home to a variety of artifacts and...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    The 2007 North Dakota Tourist Attraction of the Year, the Center of Western Heritage &...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Huff
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark, the site...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Egeland
    Museum exhibits include a horse-drawn hearse, antique automobiles, workings of an old store,...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Stanley
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this courthouse is a majestic example of...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Fort Yates
    The site marks the original burial ground of Hunkpapa Sioux leader Sitting bull, who was killed...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Plaza
    Historic items from the community of Plaza, housed in a church moved to the site from the former...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Rhame
    On this site in 1864, a wagon train party under the command of Capt. James L. Fisk, was besieged...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Kenmare
    The only Danish Mill in the United States. Built in 1902 by Christian C. Jensen on his homestead....