Local Legends

  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Chief Sitting Bull
  • Heritage Center
  • General George Armstrong Custer marched into infamy at the Battle of Little Big Horn. The encampment of the 7th Cavalry was Fort Abraham Lincoln, south of Mandan
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Former Minnesota Viking Jim Kleinsasser is from Carrington, ND and Fox Sports North reporter Marney Gellner calls Minot home.
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Actor Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota
  • ElkHorn Ranch Site
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Proud to be from North Dakota
  • North Dakota - Home for the Holidays

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

Visitors to the three units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park find the dramatic scenery and recreational opportunities awe-inspiring.

Be sure to check out these must-see sites, attractions and events in North Dakota
Diggin' dinosaurs (Articles)
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 more than two dozen things to see and do in a tour of North Dakota. Activities are as diverse as the regions in which they are found.

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' monument of black marble features US Army Medal of Honor recipient Arthur Beyer...
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
Southcentral
Southcentral
Nov 21, 2015 - Mar 31, 2016
State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND 58505
Eco-friendly exhibit with a minimal carbon footprint. Green Revolution addresses critical issues...
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 14, 2016 - May 14, 2016
500 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58505
Offices being restored to original 1809 look. Courthouse and lower level will be open for viewing...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 05, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
321 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016
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
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Dakota Valley Trail, Jamestown, ND 58401
Wagon train adventure.
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Experience Dakota Territory living history military encampment with demonstrations and maneuvers...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
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
Jul 08, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
Maple Sugar Ranch, Rolette, ND 58366
The Ryan Keplin Summer Fest is an outdoor festival held annually the second weekend of July...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 08, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
500 17th St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Celebrate White Cloud's birthday with city-wide activities, including a kids' carnival, Wild West...
Packages
Southwest
Southwest
Oct 08, 2016 - Jan 08, 2017
81 East 1st Street, Regent, ND 58650
* Experienced, licensed guide and hunting dog...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
Expressway Suites of Bismarck, Bismarck, ND 58504
Park & Fly Package $129.95* !...
Southwest
Southwest
Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 29, 2016
493 Elks Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601
"A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland!" Conveniently located...