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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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
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 23, 2015 - May 23, 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
May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
465 Pacific Ave, Medora, ND 58645
Plans for the 29th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering to be held Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24,...
Southwest
Southwest
May 30, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015
18405 310th Ave. NW, Warren, MN 56762
The 2015 Trails4Transplants "Discover the Dakotas" horse and ATV ride will begin on May 30. This...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 01, 2015
475 Fourth St., Medora, ND 58645
Museum theater drama. Imagine the year 1885 and you are a courtroom spectator witnessing the...
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Sheyenne Oaks Horse Camp & RV Park, Leonard, ND 58554
A long weekend ride with only Badlands Trail Riders staying in the camp - 3 cabins, electrical...
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....
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 14, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Pacific Ave, Medora, ND 58645
Held annually on Flag Day, the parade consists of only horses and horse-drawn vehicles. Special...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015
250 Main Street, Medora, ND 58645
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction weekend honoring inductees...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 20, 2015 - Jun 20, 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....
Deals
Southwest
Southwest
Rates from $93
May 15, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
1026 West Villard, Dickinson, ND 58601
Receive a $20 discount when you stay for a high school or college graduation.
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...
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....