• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • 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
  • Norwegian dancers
  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • 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 26, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
    Minot
    Norsk Høstfest is held annually in the fall in the N.D. State Fair Center on the North Dakota...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Sep 26, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
    Bismarck
    Four days of nationally recognized historians and scholars plus trips to Knife River Indian...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Oct 07, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018
    Rutland
    Uffda Day has been happening for more than 30 years. Activities typically include a breakfast, 5K...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Feb 01, 2019 - Feb 02, 2019
    Wahpeton
    Wahpeton will celebrate 150 years in 2019....
Featured Listings
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Exhibiting original visual art by regional North Dakota artists, Gallery 522 is central and...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    The grounds are available to tour from May 15 to September 15. Tours are conducted daily from 1...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Renowned for its amazing acoustics, the Fritz offers an array of national entertainment including...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Wolford
    Unique collection of antique farm equipment, steam engines, tractors, threshers, autos, 500...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Cando
    Museum exhibits include two floors of local history, many local photographs, Cando...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Beach
    Compilations of the area's pioneer past.
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    The Arts Center is an exciting place where you can be engaged in the arts – whether you are a...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Hampden
    Located at east end of Hampden Mall, Main Street, Hampden.Open year-round, by appointment. Call ...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Minto
    This Gothic-Revival design church, dedicated in 1901, is spiritual and social home of the people...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    New Town
    Design honors 19 tribal chiefs of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indian tribes. It is the...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Native American village site has a self-guided tour of the grounds and earthlodge depressions and...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Lidgerwood
    Museum features an old stone church with ecumenical chapel. Old school building, exhibits of...