History & Culture

  • North Dakota Capitol Grounds
  • Five Nations Art
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park at Minot
  • Rosebud Visitors Center
  • Heritage Center
  • Harvest
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Fort Union
  • Theore Roosevelt National Park South Unit
  • Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
  • 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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School is not out yet, but you can enhance your child's education and have fun doing it at this unique North Dakota destinations. Experience North Dakota’s rich heritage and culture at these fun, kid-approved sites.

Get your wings at these North Dakota aviation museums and attractions.

Fill your itinerary with more than two dozen things to see and do in a tour of North Dakota. Activities are as diverse as the regions in which they are found.

Lewis and Clark (Articles)
Everything You Want to Know about the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Learn the inside facts about the expedition's 214 days in North Dakota.
Learn about the notable figures who shaped Lewis and Clark's famous journey into the unknown.
Learn about North Dakota's legendary past through forts and state historic sites.
From the state fair to country, gospel and blues festivals, we've got a fun time for you.
Explore North Dakota's creative side with galleries, festivals and more.
Experience North Dakota's prehistoric past first-hand on a fossil dig and at our Jurassic museums.
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Featured Listings
Northeast
Northeast
310 Kittson Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Non-profit gallery created by artists to provide exhibits and opportunities for regional and...
Southwest
Southwest
Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit, Medora, ND
Theodore Roosevelt's first ranch cabin built in 1883-1884 after he arrived in Dakota Territory...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Kenmare Des Lacs Lake, Kenmare, ND 58746
The Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway, found in the northwest corner of North Dakota,...
Southcentral
Southcentral
City, Dawson, ND 58428
Veterans' memorial wall honoring 1,010 veterans from the Crimean War to the Gulf War, M60A3 tank...
Southeast
Southeast
405 Eielson St., Hatton, ND
Boyhood Home of Carl Ben Eielson, World renowned pioneer aviator, original furnishings, pioneer...
Southeast
Southeast
314 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
Fargo Theatre was built in 1926 as a vaudeville and cinema house, complete with a Mighty...
Southeast
Southeast
1351 W. Main Ave., West Fargo, ND 58078
Cass County Historical Society Bonanzaville consists of 43 historic buildings and over 400,000...
Southcentral
Southcentral
500 17th St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
The National Buffalo Museum is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the cultural and...
Southeast
Southeast
2 miles north of Fort Ransom, Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Fort Ransom State Park, which takes its name from an 1860s military fort, is located in the midst...
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...
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
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)....
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!
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....