Native American Culture

  • Doug and Sandy Paulus
  • Three Affiliated Tribes Museum
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Custer House
  • Attend a powwow
  • Standing Rock State Historic Site
  • Earthlodge Village
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • North Dakota Powwow
  • 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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Trip Ideas & Travel Information

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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Featured Listings
Southwest
Southwest
401 West Main St., Mandan, ND 58554
Housed in the restored Mandan Northern Pacific Railroad Depot and featuring authentic American...
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...
Northcentral
Northcentral
2576 Eighth St. SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801
1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Lane N.W., Williston, ND 58801
Museum exhibits and interpretive walking trail tell the stories of the Confluence. Store, walking...
Southwest
Southwest
250 Main Street, Medora, ND 58645
The 2007 North Dakota Tourist Attraction of the Year, the Center of Western Heritage &...
Southwest
Southwest
12 First Ave. NE, Bowman, ND 58623
Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Museum has worked to research, document and display the...
Southwest
Southwest
7 miles south of Mandan on Highway 1806, Mandan, ND
The On-A-Slant Indian Village is a 400-year-old Mandan Indian Village, which thrived for 200...
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Breathtaking view of Lake Sakakawea, Badlands bluffs and the foundations of the underwater town...
Northcentral
Northcentral
502 Fourth St NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301
The Lake Region Heritage Center, Inc. is located in the old post office in downtown Devils Lake....
Events
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...
Northwest
Northwest
Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016
15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801
Reenactors at the fort.
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...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016
3750 BIA Road 10, Belcourt, ND 58316
Fifth Annual KeplinFest features the Metis/Miticif traditional music/dance festival. It is two...
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....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...