• 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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  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    The Stutsman County Courthouse, built in 1883, is North Dakota's oldest surviving courthouse and...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Two galleries house rotating exhibitions of regional, national, and international art. A third...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Fine art gallery with modern, antique and vintage paintings, maps, and prints. Framing and...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Napoleon
    Historic buildings include a school house, first house in Logan County, church, blacksmith shop...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Grenora
    Granite boulders inscribed with thunderbird figures are preserved at Writing Rock State Historic...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Fort Totten
    Located on the grounds of one of the best preserved military posts in the nation, this museum...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Plaza
    Historic items from the community of Plaza, housed in a church moved to the site from the former...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Drayton
    Historic church built in 1906 from Drayton brick, also many stained glass windows. Listed on...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Cavalier
    The Heritage Center and restored historic buildings provide a glimpse of North Dakota pioneer...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Regent
    4-building museum includes Doc Hill's office, a drugstore, pioneer town and home.
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Cavalier
    Tour an abandoned missile site, which was part of the Stanley Mickelson's safeguard Complex. See...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Lakota
    The museum features artifacts, including Sitting Bull's peace pipe. The library is listed on the...