History & Culture

  • Governor's Photo Contest Honorable Mention (2012) - School House Teaching
  • Corsair at Fargo Air Museum
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • New Town
  • Norsk Høstfest
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Five Nations Art
  • Heritage Center
  • P-51 Mustang at Fargo Air Museum
  • Rosebud Visitors 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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Learn about the historic figures who shaped the Dakota Territory into what it is today.
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 concerts, galleries, festivals and more.
Experience North Dakota's prehistoric past first-hand on a fossil dig and at our Jurassic museums.
Experience haunted mansions, Wild West lore and other North Dakota legends.
North Dakota legends and historic notables include Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt.
North Dakota Facts (Articles)
North Dakota amazes with these agriculture, geography and attraction fun facts.
The American Indians of North Dakota share an understanding of humankind’s relationship with nature.
From Custer to Roosevelt and Sakakawea to Sitting Bull, many legends shaped North Dakota's past.
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Featured Listings
Southeast
Southeast
Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fargo, ND 58103
Stop by the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center and take a shot next to "The Woodchipper" in Fargo!...
Northeast
Northeast
8735 130th Ave. NE, Mountain, ND 58262
Historic, picturesque country estate, bed and breakfast offerings and bus tours welcomed, flower...
Northwest
Northwest
202 Frontage Rd, New Town, ND 58763
First-class casino features reel slot machines, blackjack, craps, poker, video poker...
Northcentral
Northcentral
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND 58329
On September 11, 2001, the world watched in horror as the twin towers of the World Trade Center...
Southwest
Southwest
Main Street, Almont, ND
Museum features Northern Pacific Railroad depot, blacksmith shop, rock jail, fully furnished...
Southeast
Southeast
150 County Road 34, Arthur, ND 58006
The Arthur Good Samaritan History House is located in the house where the first residents and...
Southwest
Southwest
418 Third Ave W, Richardton, ND
Assumption Abbey is a Benedictine monastery. Come and see its beautifully decorated Romanesque...
Southwest
Southwest
18 miles north of Killdeer, near Little Missouri State Park, Killdeer, ND 58640
Handcrafted, rustic heated/air conditioned log cabins, primitive and electrical camping, full...
Southeast
Southeast
I-29, Exit 23, Mooreton, ND
One of the last remaining bonanza farms in the U.S. The centerpiece of the 15-acre farm is a...
Southeast
Southeast
315 Central Ave. N., Valley City, ND 58072
The Barnes County Historical Society is a 20,000-square-foot facility dedicated to telling the...
Events
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND 58501
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with...
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015
112 Main Ave. S., Hankinson, ND 58041
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
Old Town Hall Theater, Medora, ND 58645
Theodore Roosevelt comes to life in this vivid and rousing presentation. Learn about Theodore...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015
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 06, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
475 Fourth St., Medora, ND 58645
Museum theater drama. Imagine the year 1885 and you are a courtroom spectator witnessing the...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015
72 E. Museum Dr., Mandan to Dickinson, ND 58601
The first Saturday in June is the annual Old Red Trail Rummage Sale from Mandan to Dickinson....
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 06, 2015
#2 Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, ND 58318
Lake Metigoshe will celebrate the North Dakota Park and Recreation Department's 50th anniversary....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 07, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
321 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 07, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015
915 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001
Fort Abecrombie State Historic Site History Program is held every Sunday at 2 p.m., June 7-Aug.2,...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015
Near Riverdale, ND, Riverdale, ND 58565
Lake Sakakawea State Park will celebrate the North Dakota Park and Recreation Department's 50th...
Deals
Southeast
Southeast
Rates from $15
Apr 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
3473 Woodland Park, Valley City, ND 58072
MONDAY-THURSDAY ** Tee off before Noon** $15 for 9 holes + cart or $25 for 18 holes + cart....
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southeast
Southeast
Aug 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015
1423 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Create memories with our family movie night package. Take the kids to that movie they"have" to...
Southeast
Southeast
Aug 01, 2014 - Dec 30, 2015
1423 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Shop until you drop at West Acres Mall then enjoy an evening at the AmericInn of Fargo. ...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Expressway Suites...