• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Ukrainian Festival
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Plains Art Museum
  • Native American Powwow Dancer
  • Family at the Heritage Center and State Museum
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • International Welcome
  • North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum
  • Fort Mandan

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
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
    New Rockford
    The annual three-day event is held the third full weekend in September. Visitors experience...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Sep 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
    Bismarck
    Join us for this presentation by Mark Spence detailing the history of Fort Union and the cultural...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Sep 25, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
    Minot
    Norsk Høstfest is held annually in the fall in the N.D. State Fair Center on the North Dakota...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 05, 2019
    Ashley
    Ashley Chamber Fifth Annual Oktoberfest and German-Russian Day. Dress in your German-Russian...
Featured Listings
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    The 2007 North Dakota Tourist Attraction of the Year, the Center of Western Heritage &...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Wahpeton
    On June 10, 1897, the Ringling Brothers Circus was setting up for an evening show in Wahpeton. T...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fort Ransom
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Contains local and regional history, ethnic...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Kenmare
    Large selection of farm toys, Construction toys, trucks, scratch built toys, buckles, caps, train...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Ray
    The museum, built in 1904, contains exhibits of musical instruments, pioneer artifacts and an...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Our area's colorful past comes alive in this historic complex that includes a museum, the...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    The Lodge was constructed in 1937. This impressive building is 105 feet long with a 60-foot wing....
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Stanton
    Native Americans occupied this area for more than 11,000 years. Remains of three Hidatsa villages...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Hatton
    Boyhood Home of Carl Ben Eielson, World renowned pioneer aviator, original furnishings, pioneer...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Lakota
    Restored 1-room country schoolhouse, refurbished to appear as late 1800s. Four open houses...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Buffalo
    Calvary Episcopal Chapel was listed on the National Register of Historic Properties in 1996 and...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Moorhead
    Home of the Hjemkomst Viking ship replica that sailed to Norway in 1982. Also home of the...