Native American Culture

  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • United Tribes International Powwow
  • Fort Union
  • Three Affiliated Tribes Museum
  • Doug and Sandy Paulus
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Attend a powwow
  • Custer House
  • Standing Rock State Historic Site
  • International Welcome

The tribes of North Dakota contribute greatly to our state, and we welcome you to explore reservations and experience Native American culture. Learn about each tribe’s history, language and traditions by visiting attractions like reconstructed earthlodge villages or attend a powwow and celebrate the culture through song and dance. Click here for more Native American experiences in North Dakota or go here to learn more about North Dakota tribes and traditions.

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Fall is a time for sharing and enjoying our cultural differences

Long before there were scenic byways, there was the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark took it to the Rocky Mountains and back home. Today, you can travel along the water route and see an array of attractions along the way, including Garrison Dam.

Explorers Lewis and Clark were among the earliest visitors to North Dakota. They mapped out a trail for you to follow through North Dakota.

River cities off diverse experiences for guests
Experience the serene to the extreme in your own North Dakota adventure
Be sure to check out these must-see sites, attractions and events in North Dakota
North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders
You've read about Custer, Lewis and Clark, Sitting Bull and Sakakawea. Now live the experience.

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

The 35-mile-long byway in North Dakota includes stops at Native American sites.

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Southcentral
Southcentral
Northwest Burnt Boat Drive, Bismarck, ND
Native American village site has a self-guided tour of the grounds and earthlodge depressions and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
60 Fourth Ave. S (Highway 281), Carrington, ND 58421
The "Big Chief" is a North Dakota landmark, greeting guests to the Chieftain. Featuring 50...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Hwy 281, Belcourt, ND 58316
Three weekends in June, Chippewa Downs will host their annual horse race.  Come and Enjoy the...
Southwest
Southwest
312 Harmon Avenue, Stanton, ND 58571
Come enjoy Stanton's only hotel, the Coal Country Inn! Our hotel featuring 91 guest rooms combine...
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Breathtaking view of Lake Sakakawea, Badlands bluffs and the foundations of the underwater town...
Southwest
Southwest
Medora, ND
An auto tour through the Little Missouri National Grasslands takes visitors to sites and areas...
Southwest
Southwest
401 West Main St., Mandan, ND 58554
Housed in the restored Mandan Great Northern Railroad Depot and featuring authentic American...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801
1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, ND 58577
Take a step back in time when you visit the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the...
Northcentral
Northcentral
417 Cavalry Circle PO Box 224, Fort Totten, ND 58335
The Fort Totten State Historic Site got its start in 1867 when soldiers built a log structure...
Events
Northeast
Northeast
Apr 22, 2016 - Apr 24, 2016
Hyslop Arena, Grand Forks, ND 58203
This popular annual event celebrates American Indian culture and heritage through song, dance,...
Southeast
Southeast
May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND 58104
Enjoy the finest Native American dancers, singers and vendors in Fargo-Moorhead at the 1st Annual...
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...
Southwest
Southwest
Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
250 Main St., Medora, ND 58645
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame commemorates the Day of the Plains Horse People with special...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 13, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Bring the family to the Frontier Village for Pioneer Days....