• T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Legends of the Missouri River
  • Phil Jackson, Williston native and former coach of the LA Lakers
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center Exterior
  • Musician Gwen Sebastian is from New Salem, North Dakota
  • Custer House
  • Display at State Museum at North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Captains Lewis & Clark met Sakakawea during the expedition's 1804 journey through the territory that would become North Dakota.
  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center

Local Legends

Numerous legendary characters shaped North Dakota's past. Did you know President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying "I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota?" And that Sitting Bull was a skilled musician and artist? Discover the story behind these and other North Dakota legends here. Click here for more on North Dakota's local legends.

Events
Featured Events
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 05, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
    Jamestown
    Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Jul 21, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
    Grand Forks
    A sense of the local is central to Nancy Friese's work, which documents places and events that...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016
    Belcourt
    Fifth Annual KeplinFest features the Metis/Michif traditional music/dance festival. It is two...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Aug 06, 2016 - Aug 06, 2016
    Jamestown
    Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
Featured Listings
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fort Ransom
    Fort Ransom State Park, which takes its name from an 1860s military fort, is located in the midst...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    Museum traces the career of Roger Maris, the legendary Fargo athlete who hit 61 homers to break...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Oil portraits of recipients of state's highest honor, the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award,...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Williston
    Museum exhibits and interpretive walking trail tell the stories of the Confluence. Store, walking...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Devils Lake
    Three floors furnished as a 1910-era home with artifacts from Lake Region area families, plus an...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Bowman
    Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Museum has worked to research, document and display the...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    An active military fort from 1872-1877, Fort Seward now houses an interpretive center displaying...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Mohall
    Museum features extensive collection of photographs from the early 1900s, military displays, farm...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    Take a step back in time when you visit the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Dawson
    Veterans' memorial wall honoring 1,010 veterans from the Crimean War to the Gulf War, M60A3 tank...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Hope
    This cultural center consists of a historical museum, archives, and represents the early days of...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Williston
    1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...