Local Legends

  • ElkHorn Ranch Site
  • Fargo native Roger Maris went on to become a New York Yankee home run hero
  • Signs at Elkhorn Ranch
  • Actor Josh Duhamel is from Minot, North Dakota
  • Ralph Engelstad Arena Hockey Rink
  • Before he became president of the U.S., Theodore Roosevelt was a rancher in the Badlands of what would become North Dakota.
  • May newsletter art
  • Olympians Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and Jocelyne Lamoureux are from Grand Forks
  • CariDee English, Fargo native and Cycle 7 winner of America's Next Top Model
  • Legends of the Missouri River
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Proud to be from North Dakota
  • North Dakota - Home for the Holidays
  • New Voice of North Dakota Tourism:Josh Duhamel

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.

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Dinosuars called North Dakota home long before humans showed up
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Learn about the notable figures who shaped Lewis and Clark's famous journey into the unknown.
Experience haunted mansions, Wild West lore and other North Dakota legends.
North Dakota legends and historic notables include Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt.
From Custer to Roosevelt and Sakakawea to Sitting Bull, many legends shaped North Dakota's past.
Native American, agricultural and ranching roots run deep in North Dakota.
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!...
Southcentral
Southcentral
622 First Ave. S., Jamestown, ND 58401
This stunning American Gothic-style church, built 1910, is one of only 60 minor basilicas in the...
Southeast
Southeast
1351 W. Main Ave., West Fargo, ND 58078
Cass County Historical Society Bonanzaville consists of 43 historic buildings and over 400,000...
Northcentral
Northcentral
North Main Street, Bottineau, ND
Memorabilia from pioneer families and artifacts.
Northwest
Northwest
Main Street, Epping, ND 58843
The Buffalo Trails Museum is located in Williams County in northwestern North Dakota. The museum...
Northeast
Northeast
northwest of Langdon, Langdon, ND 58249
Museum exhibits include a historic Catholic church made of native rock. Other displays include a...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Main Street w, Ellendale, ND 58436
The Coleman Museum is the former Farmers National Bank building purchased by a dentist who turned...
Northeast
Northeast
Main Street, Reynolds, ND 58275
The Community Veterans' Park is right next to the Reynolds City Park on Main Street. In the...
Southwest
Southwest
Medora, ND
An auto tour through the Little Missouri National Grasslands takes visitors to sites and areas...
Southwest
Southwest
400 11th St. S., Hettinger, ND 58639
The LEGACY that continues ... Archives: artifacts, photographs, county and city government,...
Events
Southwest
Southwest
Nov 01, 2014 - Nov 01, 2014
111 Main Street, Almont, ND 58520
Ethnic dancers and musicians entertain while waiting for seating at a traditional lutefisk and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Nov 23, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
622 1st Avenue S, Jamestown, ND 58401
The Saint James Basilica, one of only 60 minor Basilicas in the nation, will celebrate their...
Southwest
Southwest
Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015
Fort Clark State Historic Site and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Fort Clark, ND 58530
This year's Winter Adventure begins at 10:15 am at Fort Clark State Historic Site. Snowshoe...
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....
Packages
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
The perfect beer. The perfect food. The perfect place to end your day. See photo for more...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Calling all Canadians! We not honor at-par rates! See photo for details.
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Enjoy a night on the town with dinner and a movie! See photo for details.
Southeast
Southeast
May 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1025 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
May 31, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1025 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Shop till you drop!. ...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Take advantage of Minot's proximity to the largest lake in the state! Did you know that Lake...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Hit the courses in Minot this summer! Enjoy the Minot favorite Vardon Golf Club and the Souris...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Looking to meet the real Minot, while still doing what YOU like to do? Let our experts plan the...
Northcentral
Northcentral
May 23, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
1009 20th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701
Enjoy wine? Enjoy amazing views? Then this is the package for you! See photo for more information.
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jan 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
510 4th Avenue NW, Minot, ND 58703
Wedding Night Romance Package and Romance Packages (1, 2 or 3) available for your special evening...