Western Culture

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.

Trip Ideas & Travel Information
North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders
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.
Visit these iconic Rocky Mountain sites in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
Experience the top attractions and outdoor activities in North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
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.
Many tribes, histories and languages have influenced today's North Dakota.
Learn about the historic figures who shaped the Dakota Territory into what it is today.
Experience two key North Dakota cultural traditions
Featured Listings
Southwest
Southwest
18 miles north of Killdeer, near Little Missouri State Park, Killdeer, ND 58640
Handcrafted, rustic heated/air conditioned log cabins, primitive and electrical camping, full...
Southwest
Southwest
3426 Chateau Rd, 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 &...
Events
Southcentral
Southcentral
May 24, 2014 - May 24, 2014
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 pm and...
Southwest
Southwest
May 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014
465 Pacific Ave, Medora, ND 58645
Plans for the 28th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering to be held Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25,...
Southwest
Southwest
May 30, 2014 - Jun 02, 2014
Stone Butte Ranch, Elgin, ND 58554
A long weekend ride with only Badlands Trail Riders staying in the camp - 3 cabins, electrical...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 06, 2014 - Jun 08, 2014
103 Highway 200 W, Dodge, ND 58625
All-school reunion, kids' corral inflatables, face painting, parade, ranch rodeo, car show, quilt...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 07, 2014 - Jun 07, 2014
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3pm and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3pm and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 22, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 23, 2014 - Jul 04, 2014
Throughout Dickinson, Dickinson, ND 58601
The main summer event in Southwest North Dakota! PRCA rodeo, single steer roping, parade,...
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 28, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
6992 149th Ave SE, McLeod, ND 58057
Bring the whole family and take part in a true western experience! The McLeod Stampede is rodeo...
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 02, 2014 - Jul 04, 2014
Downtown Mandan and Dacotah Centennial Park, Mandan, ND 58554
Three-day top ranked PRCA rodeo,chuckwagon racing, Art in the Park July 3-4, pancake breakfasts...
Deals
Northeast
Northeast
Rates from $74.95 per night
Apr 17, 2014 - May 31, 2014
4040 11th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Enjoy a great $74.95 rate at the newly opened Expressway Suites of Grand Forks. Must mention...
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
Northeast
Northeast
Up to 10% off per night
May 16, 2013 - May 16, 2014
3350 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Book a room with us using this package and receive 10% off and we will have the movie tickets for...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $19 per night
Sep 26, 2014 - Oct 04, 2014
2005 Burdick Expy E, Minot, ND 58702
Are you a member of Good Sam Club? Good Sam Club members receive exclusive parking and discounted...
Southwest
Southwest
Up to 10% off per night
Jan 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
2320 Buckskin Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601
We offer 10% discount to all Good Sam Members who present their membership card at arrival.