City Experiences

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City Experiences

Enjoy arts, entertainment, shopping and vibrant downtown scenes in North Dakota cities.

Thank you for your interest in North Dakota. Now that travel is showing up on your radar again, it's a great time to find inspiring vacation ideas, so you're ready when the time is right. North Dakota's urban centers have all the amenities of major metros with a fraction of the crowds. Here you can find unique dining experiences, wineries and craft breweries, art museums, new hotels, concerts, festivals and other events, plus boutique and name-brand shopping.

  • Bismarck: The capital city, home to the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum and extraordinary views of the Missouri River
  • Fargo: Our largest city, home to NDSU Bison football (NCAA Div. I), the Plains Art Museum and a downtown you don’t want to miss
  • Grand Forks: Home to the Center for Aerospace Science and UND Hockey (NCAA Div. I) in the fabulous Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • Minot: Home to our two largest events, Norsk Høstfest and the North Dakota State Fair, plus a thriving arts scene