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.

Trip Ideas & Travel Information
Diggin' dinosaurs (Article)
Dinosuars called North Dakota home long before humans showed up
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
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
Renovated and new displays in 2007, pioneer items, hand tools, clothing, farm equipment, antique...
Southcentral
Southcentral
424 Main Ave., Oakes, ND 58474
Center features furnished rooms from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, medical instruments, farm...
Events
Southeast
Southeast
May 17, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Historical and Cultural Society 202 First Avenue North, Moorhead, MN 56560
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or while supplies last ...
Northwest
Northwest
May 22, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Four Bears Casino & Lodge Event Center, New Town, ND 58763
Traditional dancing with beautiful handmade costumes.  The pow wow is a visual extravaganza...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 01, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014
321 3rd Ave SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 06, 2014 - Jun 07, 2014
112 Main Ave S, Hankinson, ND 58041
Hankinson's Polka Fest is held at the historic Hankinson Community Center.  Indoor and outdoor...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 07, 2014 - Jun 07, 2014
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3pm and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3pm and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 22, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Northeast
Northeast
Jun 23, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
PO Box 318, Walhalla, ND 58282
This dig is co-sponsored by the North Dakota Geological Survey, North Dakota Parks and Recreation...
Northwest
Northwest
Jun 25, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
4th Ave NE, Watford City, ND 58854
Come celebrate Watford City's Centennial. There will be events happening throughout the city:...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 28, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Experience Dakota Territory living history military encampment with demonstrations and maneuvers...