• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Ceremonial dancers add color and flair to Native American powwows.
  • New Town Earthlodge Village
  • Event Category: Winner - "Circle 'em Up," Lacey Kaiser, Streeter
  • Fort Ransom State Historic Site
  • Fort Mandan Interpreter and kids
  • Places to Visit: Winner - "Chateau de Mores," Meredith Jo Ehli, Bismarck
  • Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
  • International Welcome
  • North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum
  • Fort Mandan
  • ND History Hub - Heritage Center & State Museum

History & Culture

From Jurassic to pioneer days, North Dakota is home to a variety of history and culture. Dig for dinosaur bones, walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, learn about Native American traditions or see the struggles of early settlers. Becoming legendary doesn’t happen overnight. Here’s our story. Click here for more Historical and Cultural attractions and activities in  North Dakota.

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Events
Featured Events
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
    Medora
    The Medora Musical is the rootin'-tootinest, boot-scootinest show in all the west! There's no...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
    Medora
    This is a must-do dinner to pair with your Medora Musical tickets....
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018
    Bowman
    1 day. 120 miles. 14 historic sites. Join us for a guided tour of trails across Bowman and Slope...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 03, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
    Jamestown
    Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Featured Listings
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Stanley
    This pioneer village museum of 18 buildings includes depot, jail, school, church, homestead,...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Fine arts gallery and studio with local, regional and national artwork ranging from original...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Hettinger
    Roadside display on Highway 12 about 10 miles East of Hettinger overlooking the site of one of...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Hensler
    Cross Ranch is located along the only free-flowing section of the Missouri River in North Dakota....
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Tioga
    Displays containing history, pictures and artifacts of early settlers' homes and farms,...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    A professional musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands....
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grafton
    Historic Elmwood is a 20-acre parcel of land located in an oxbow of the Park River in...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Lisbon
    Glance through the Lisbon Opera House website to see what we are all about. Our goal is to...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Litchville
    First house in Litchville in 1901 is now a museum containing artifacts from the early 1900s and...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    This stunning American Gothic-style church, built 1910, is one of only 60 minor basilicas in the...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Garrison
    The Guardhouse Interpretive Center was reconstructed to tell the story of the frontier military...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    The mellifluous chimes of the Carillon Bell Tower sound out the Westminster chimes at each...