Western Culture

  • Fort Lincoln
  • Display at State Museum at North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Little Missouri State Park
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fort Ransom State Historic Site
  • Theore Roosevelt National Park South Unit
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Dickinson Rodeo
  • Rodeo Clown
  • International Welcome
  • International Welcome
  • Find your inner Cowboy in North Dakota!

The legends of the American West run through the heart of North Dakota, from Lewis, Clark and Sakakawea to Custer and Sitting Bull. You’ll find wide-open plains, rodeos, powwows and plenty of rich history. A cowboy hat and boots aren’t required, but they won’t look out of place. Click here for more Western Culture in North Dakota.

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North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders

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

Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl with these North Dakota museums and western attractions.

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Immerse yourself in North Dakota ranch life for an authentic western experience.
Step into life on America's last frontier at these authentic historic fort sites.
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Southwest
Southwest
3426 Chateau Roadd, Medora, ND 58645
This 26-room, two-story frame building was built in 1883 as the summer residence of the Marquis...
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
Medora, ND
An auto tour through the Little Missouri National Grasslands takes visitors to sites and areas...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Robinson, Robinson, ND 58478
Voted "Top 50 EcoTourism Site in the Great Plains." Clean, quiet, scenic and peaceful. Sleeps up...
Southwest
Southwest
188 Museum Drive E, Dickinson, ND 58601
The Dickinson Museum Center is a history museum complex that serves the region of southwestern...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801
1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
Southcentral
Southcentral
404 Louis L'Amour Lane, Jamestown, ND 58401
Take a step back in time at this re-created prairie town. Original buildings from the frontier...
Northcentral
Northcentral
2747 Eighth St. S.W., Washburn, ND 58577
Western heritage art gallery, museum and items for sale. Features North Dakota arts and artists.
Northcentral
Northcentral
2576 8th St SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Newly-installed exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis &...
Northwest
Northwest
19 miles southeast on Highway 1804, Epping, ND 58843
Situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea, the rugged buttes of the North Dakota...
Events
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
Burning Hills Amphitheatre, Medora, ND 58645
A professional musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands....
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 30, 2015 - Aug 01, 2015
Adams County Fair Grounds, Hettinger, ND 58639
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4-H and open class exhibits, livestock shows, special events and...
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 30, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015
Eighth Street N, New Salem, ND 58563
4-H and open class exhibits, livestock shows, vendors, entertainment, evening dances, rodeo,...
Southwest
Southwest
Aug 01, 2015 - Aug 01, 2015
Adams County Fair Grounds, Hettinger, ND 58639
NDRA and NRCA sanctioned rodeo. Production of Kling Rodeo Co. Concessions and beer garden on site...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 08, 2015 - Aug 08, 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
Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
Dykshoorn Park, Mandan, ND 58554
Local restaurants providing a variety of grilled food and a grilling competition between the...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 15, 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....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 29, 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
Sep 04, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Little Missouri State Park, Killdeer, ND 58554-7927
We are a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the North Dakota Badlands and who enjoys trail...
Southwest
Southwest
Sep 13, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Taylor Main Street, Taylor, ND 58656
The tractors, the noise, the wheels and the power!...
Deals
Northcentral
Northcentral
$20 off per night
Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 01, 2016
1900 72nd St. NW, Minot, ND 58703
Single Room: a 7 night minimum stay required for $30/night rate.
Southeast
Southeast
Rates from $15
Apr 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
3473 Woodland Park, Valley City, ND 58072
MONDAY-THURSDAY ** Tee off before Noon** $15 for 9 holes + cart or $25 for 18 holes + cart....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $129.95
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Buy 10 nights, get 11th free
Apr 23, 2014 - May 23, 2020
215 Highway 2 E., Devils Lake, ND 58301
Stay 10 nights get the 11th night free or $40.00 cash
Northcentral
Northcentral
Free entry to the festival for the day with purchase of
Apr 03, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
2005 Burdick Expressway E., Minot, ND 58701
Starting May 18, 2015. Purchase your Great Hall of The Vikings Concert Tickets and receive FREE...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $20 per night
Sep 26, 2015 - Oct 03, 2015
2005 Burdick Expressway E., Minot, ND 58701
Are you a member of Good Sam Club? Good Sam Club members receive exclusive parking and discounted...
Southcentral
Southcentral
$1 off admission price per person
Aug 08, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
Burleigh County 4-H Building, Bismarck, ND 58501
Mention ND Tourism for $1 off admission (one per person)
Southcentral
Southcentral
Group rates starting at $17.00 per person
Jul 14, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
26th Street and Divide Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501
Receive 15% off tickets with a group of 15 or more.
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Expressway Suites...
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....