Local Legends

  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • 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
  • Fargo native Roger Maris went on to become a New York Yankee home run hero
  • 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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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.
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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
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
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
Mar 11, 2015 - Mar 11, 2015
Radisson, Bismarck, ND 58501
Join us for the annual Leading Ladies Luncheon to celebrate Women's History Month! Featuring...
Southeast
Southeast
Mar 18, 2015 - Mar 18, 2015
Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND 58103
In celebration of Women's History Month, join us for a luncheon honoring women who have made an...
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
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....