Local Legends

  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • ElkHorn Ranch Site
  • Custer House
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Phil Jackson, Williston native and former coach of the LA Lakers
  • New Voice of North Dakota Tourism:Josh Duhamel
  • North Dakota - Home for the Holidays
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Proud to be from North Dakota

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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Be sure to check out these must-see sites, attractions and events in North Dakota
Visit legendary places to learn North Dakota history the fun way
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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
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 07, 2014 - Sep 06, 2014
475 Fourth St., Medora, ND 58645
Museum Theatre drama. Imagine the year 1885 and you are a courtroom spectator witnessing the...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 09, 2014 - Sep 04, 2014
Broadway Street, Medora, ND 58645
Theodore Roosevelt comes to life in this vivid rousing presentation. Learn about Theodore...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 04, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 05, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
100 Water St E, Medina, ND 58467
Medina's Fall Festival is the annual community celebration. Highlights include a truck and...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 11, 2014
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND 58329-9445
This year's annual 9/11 Ceremony will be a "Silent Tribute." The USA, Canada, North Dakota and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014
6th Ave NW & 27th St NW, Jamestown, ND 58401, Jamestown, ND 58401
Join us for OKTOBERFEST...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
PO Box 375, New Rockford, ND 58356
Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion is held every year on the third full weekend in...
Northeast
Northeast
Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Main Street, Walhalla, ND 58282
This Family Fun Day begins with the Farmers Market at 9am, on Main St.  Giant Pumpkin weigh-in...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 30, 2014 - Oct 04, 2014
2005 Burdick Expressway E., Minot, ND 58701
Norsk Høstfest, North America's largest Scandinavian Festival, begins with opening ceremonies and...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Oct 04, 2014 - Oct 05, 2014
11 S Main; south of RR tracks, Makoti (Ward County), ND 58701
Take a step back in time – lots of fun for young and old! The Makoti Threshing Show is held...
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
Sep 30, 2014 - Oct 04, 2014
Minot, ND 58701
Good Sam member price - $543 Regular price - $621...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 26, 2014 - Oct 04, 2014
Minot, ND 58701
Good Sam member price - $703 Regular price - $809...
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...