Local Legends

  • Actor Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota
  • 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
  • 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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Trip Ideas & Travel Information

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Be sure to check out these must-see sites, attractions and events in North Dakota
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Dinosuars called North Dakota home long before humans showed up

Custer Trail Auto Tour follows route through the Badlands toward Montana.

Fill your itinerary with nearly two dozen things to see and do in a tour "Out West"

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...
Southeast
Southeast
Main Street City Park, Buffalo, ND 58011
Impressive 6'x10' monumnet of black marlbe features US Army Medal of Honor recipient, Arthur...
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...
Events
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 01, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
17385 County Road 4, Colfax, ND 58018
Welcome to Crooked Lane Farm, a small family farm located on the banks of the Wild Rice River...
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 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,...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 08, 2015 - Aug 08, 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....
Northcentral
Northcentral
Aug 09, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015
Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, ND 58368
Prairie Village Museum comes to life with music, pioneer demonstrations, costumed characters,...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 15, 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....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 16, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
P O Box 941, Bismarck, ND 58502-0941, Bismarck, ND 58504
Buckstop Junction's annual harvest celebration...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 29, 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....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...
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
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Expressway Suites of Bismarck, Bismarck, ND 58504
ND Romantic Package!...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Expressway Suites...
Southeast
Southeast
Sep 30, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015
2021 16th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Enjoy overnight accomodations, breakfast, and up to 14 days parking for one vehicle and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Expressway Suites of Bismarck, Bismarck, ND 58504
Park & Fly Package $129.95* !...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
The Park and Fly package for only $114.95*, includes One night stay and up to 10 days parking....
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 30, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
Minot, ND 58701
$99/person, reserved seating...