• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park at Minot
  • Plains Art Museum
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Custer House at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • 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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  • 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...
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    Southwest
    Jun 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018
    Medora
    This is a must-do dinner to pair with your Medora Musical tickets....
  • 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...
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    Medora
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  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    A stay at the Hotel Donaldson is meant to renew, revive and inspire. Achieving that goal begins...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Makoti
    Tours by appointment. Pioneer Village recreates a prairie community, including original post...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Lakota
    Restored 1-room country schoolhouse, refurbished to appear as late 1800s. Four open houses...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Mandan
    Come join us for a nine-mile railroad trip along the Heart River to Fort Lincoln State Park. One...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Minot
    Museum tells and shows rich and varied story of region's aviation history. In addition to a...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Mooreton
    One of the last remaining bonanza farms in the U.S. The centerpiece of the 15-acre farm is a...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Stanton
    Native Americans occupied this area for more than 11,000 years. Remains of three Hidatsa villages...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Garrison
    Includes early railroad depot, 2 homestead houses, a log cabin, early schoolhouse, church and an...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Dickinson
    You enter the center via the Badlands Dinosaur Museum which features 11 full-scale dinosaur...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    This site memorializes the life of Antoine de Mores, the Marquis de Mores, who arrived here in...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    From a life-size T. rex skeleton cast to a Mars spacesuit to exhibits of rare pottery and...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Dickinson
    Dickinson State University Art Gallery Located in Klinefelter Hall, the gallery provides an...