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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Featured Listings
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
Jun 26, 2015 - Jul 05, 2015
Throughout Dickinson, Dickinson, ND 58601
The main summer event in Southwest North Dakota! PRCA rodeo, single steer roping, parade,...
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 02, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015
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...
Southeast
Southeast
Jul 03, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015
Walt Hjelle Parkway, Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Come celebrate the Fourth of July in Fort Ransom. There will be a parade down Main treet at 11 a...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015
500 17th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Celebrate White Cloud's birthday with city-wide activities, including a kids' carnival, Wild West...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 11, 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
Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015
Pacific Avenue, Medora, ND 58645
Bucking Horse Futurity Rodeo will be held at the Ranch-O-Rama. Featuring world-class stock and...
Southwest
Southwest
Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015
Downtown Taylor, Taylor, ND 58656
Highlights include a parade of horses and horse-drawn equipment, craft vendors, draft horse pull...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 25, 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
Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
250 Main Street, Medora, ND 58645
11th annual celebration commemorating the honesty, integrity, hard work and perseverance of one...
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...
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....