viewing dinosaurs at the ND Heritage Center and State Museum

North Dakota Must-Sees

Be sure to check out these must-see sites and attractions in North Dakota

A visit to North Dakota would not be complete without a stop at state historical sites, a museum and a fair or festival. Visitors can get a taste of what North Dakota is all about by stopping to experience the arts and culture that varies throughout the state. It briefly explains who we are and where we came from. While there are literally hundreds of such attractions and events to choose from, several stand out as a must-see, including:

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park


North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, Bismarck
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora and Watford City
International Peace Garden, Dunseith
Scandinavian Heritage Park, Minot
Bagg Bonanza Farm, Mooreton

Fort Union Trading Post Historic Site
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Historic Sites

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Abercrombie
Fort Ransom State Historic Site, Fort Ransom
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Historic Site, Mandan
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Stanton 

North Dakota State Fair
North Dakota State Fair


North Dakota State Fair, Minot (annually in July)
Norsk Hostfest, Minot (annually in the fall)
United Tribes International Powwow, Bismarck (annually in September)