• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Fort Mandan Interpreter and kids
  • Places to Visit: Winner - "Chateau de Mores," Meredith Jo Ehli, Bismarck
  • Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
  • Norwegian dancers
  • Fun with Family and Friends: Winner - "Graciously Guided: A Living History Lesson," Wendy Fix, Bismarck
  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • Fort Lincoln Trolley
  • 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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  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Valley City
    The original line of the Northern Pacific Railroad descended from the east, crossed the Sheyenne...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Beach
    Prairie Fire Pottery is the studio and showroom of North Dakota potter Tama Smith. The showroom...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    St. John
    Museum site with two large display buildings, a one-room schoolhouse, a church, a hunter's...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Belcourt
    Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Turtle Mountains, Sky Dancer Casino and Resort is the...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Almont
    Museum features Northern Pacific Railroad depot, blacksmith shop, rock jail, fully furnished...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    New Town
    Design honors 19 tribal chiefs of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indian tribes. It is the...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Stanley
    The Sibyl Center is named for Sibyl McDonald, a piano teacher that taught virtually hundreds of ...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    Tourist information center includes North Dakota crafts and Pride of Dakota gifts; open 10 a.m.-6...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Kenmare
    Large selection of farm toys, Construction toys, trucks, scratch built toys, buckles, caps, train...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Ellendale
    Visit the historic Dickey County Courthouse and view the murals that line the inside of the dome....
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    Cooperative gallery of North Dakota and Minnesota artists, showing original art in a variety of...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Elgin
    Located in a beautiful valley on the Cannonball River. 3 cabins and lodge, air conditioning, RV...