• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • Fort Lincoln Trolley
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Fort Buford
  • Double Pony Truss Bridge
  • Governor's Photo Contest Honorable Mention (2012) - School House Teaching
  • Ukrainian Festival
  • 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
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    Southwest
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    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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    The most inspiring show in Medora....
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  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    St. John
    Museum site with two large display buildings, a one-room schoolhouse, a church, a hunter's...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Bottineau
    Monument dedicated to four chaplains who lost their lives during World War II. They gave up their...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Fullerton
    Hotel listed on the National Register of Historic places has seven quaint guestrooms,...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Garrison
    Fort Stevenson State Park, located on Lake Sakakawea's north shore, was named for the late 1800s...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Fort Yates
    The site marks the original burial ground of Hunkpapa Sioux leader Sitting bull, who was killed...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Located at 101 E. Main St., Bismarck, this site preserves part of a military installation...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Buffalo
    Calvary Episcopal Chapel was listed on the National Register of Historic Properties in 1996 and...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Keelboat Park is adjacent to the Missouri River and part of the Missouri Valley Legacy Center....
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Site contains ruins of large Mandan Indian earthlodge village believed to have been inhabited for...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    The center displays American Indian artwork, specifically Northern Plains art depicting the...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Garrison
    The North Dakota Firefighter's Museum is dedicated solely to preserving and presenting the...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Northwood
    Museum features displays from the early days in and around the Northwood community.