Western Culture

  • Fort Lincoln Trolley
  • Horseback riding in the Badlands
  • Fort Union
  • Buffalo Statue
  • Cowboy in the Badlands
  • Fort Abraham Lincoln
  • Roughrider Days Fair and Expo
  • Medora Musical
  • Display at State Museum at North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Chateau de Mores
  • 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 is a state crafted largely by legendary heroes of the Old West, hard-working immigrants and pioneers who left a legacy that endures to this day. Here are 10 historically significant sites in North Dakota.

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

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

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.

Experience North Dakota’s rich heritage and culture at these fun, kid-approved sites.

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 Road, 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 Eighth St. SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...
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
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2016
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
May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016
465 Pacific Ave., Medora, ND 58645
Plans for the 30th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering to be held Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29,...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 03, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
Burning Hills Amphitheatre, Medora, ND 58645
A professional musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016
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 14, 2016 - Jun 14, 2016
Pacific Ave, Medora, ND 58645
Held annually on Flag Day, the parade consists of only horses and horse-drawn vehicles. Special...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 17, 2016 - Jun 18, 2016
250 Main Street, Medora, ND 58645
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction weekend honoring inductees...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Dakota Valley Trail, Jamestown, ND 58401
Wagon train adventure.
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
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
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...
Deals
Southwest
Southwest
$25 off per night
Oct 01, 2015 - Apr 29, 2016
75 East River Road S., Medora, ND 58645
$25 off any room.
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.
Southcentral
Southcentral
Buy 1 nights, get 10 days of parking free
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
200 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip is now easier and more economical, with...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $129.95
Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
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...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Rates from $259.95
Jan 27, 2016 - Jan 04, 2017
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Find romance in a heartbeat, rekindle the passion or surprise the one you love. Our Romance...
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
Group rates starting at $99 per person
Apr 21, 2016 - Apr 25, 2016
2200 Burdick Expressway E., Minot, ND 58701
Stay at that Holiday Inn Riverside and remain close to the action for iMagicon 2016 (April 22-24,...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $40.00
Jan 31, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
3750 BIA Road 10, Belcourt, ND 58316
ONLY 200 advanced tickets for $40 per person for weekend daily pass. (Does not include camping)....