Western Culture

  • Horseback riding
  • Powwow
  • Fort Clark State Historic Site
  • Signs at Elkhorn Ranch
  • Riding Horses
  • Wagon Train Adventure
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Custer House
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • 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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Trip Ideas & Travel Information

School is not out yet, but you can enhance your child's education and have fun doing it at this unique North Dakota destinations. 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.
Many tribes, histories and languages have influenced today's North Dakota.
Experience two key North Dakota cultural traditions
Experience haunted mansions, Wild West lore and other North Dakota legends.
North Dakota Facts (Articles)
North Dakota amazes with these agriculture, geography and attraction fun facts.
The American Indians of North Dakota share an understanding of humankind’s relationship with nature.
From Custer to Roosevelt and Sakakawea to Sitting Bull, many legends shaped North Dakota's past.
Native American, agricultural and ranching roots run deep in North Dakota.
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Featured Listings
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...
Northcentral
Northcentral
2576 Eighth St. SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...
Southwest
Southwest
19 miles north of Killdeer, Killdeer, ND 58502
Little Missouri State Park contains some of the most rugged, picturesque Badlands terrain in...
Southwest
Southwest
250 Main Street, Medora, ND 58645
The 2007 North Dakota Tourist Attraction of the Year, the Center of Western Heritage &...
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...
Southwest
Southwest
188 Museum Drive E, Dickinson, ND 58601
The Dickinson Museum Center is a history museum complex that serves the region of southwestern...
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...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801
1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
Southwest
Southwest
12 First Ave. NE, Bowman, ND 58623
Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Museum has worked to research, document and display the...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Lane N.W., Williston, ND 58801
Museum exhibits and interpretive walking trail tell the stories of the Confluence. Store, walking...
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 17, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016
Main Street, Wing, ND 58494
The Annual Wing Community Days Celebration is coming together once again and this year will mark...
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 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
Northcentral
Northcentral
$10 off purchase
Mar 13, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
Maple Sugar Ranch, Rolette, ND 58366
Early Bird 3-Day Weekend Tickets for $50 on sale now until June 1st, 2016. Save $10 by purchasing...
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
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...
Southeast
Southeast
$5 off purchase
May 01, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
4143 153rd Av. SE, Casselton, ND 58059
Take a half-hour or hour long riding lesson and receive $5 off!
Southwest
Southwest
Packages starting at $65 per night
Mar 25, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
229 15th St. W., Dickinson, ND 58601
Spring forward into your getaway.
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
$1 off with purchase of medium or large prepared beverage
Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
Legacy High School, Bismarck, ND 58503
Beginning at 7 a.m.: Stop by Dunn Brothers Coffee for your breakfast and a beverage to get your...
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 $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...
Southwest
Southwest
Rates from $149.98 for 2 nights stay
Feb 22, 2016 - May 31, 2016
1170 Roughrider Blvd., Dickinson, ND 58601
Winter Weekend Getaway $149.98 Two Night Stay...
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...