• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Places to Visit: Winner - "Chateau de Mores," Meredith Jo Ehli, Bismarck
  • Double Pony Truss Bridge
  • Places to Visit: Winner - "Heritage Under our Stars," Zachary Hargrove, Bismarck
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Fun with Family and Friends: Winner - "Graciously Guided: A Living History Lesson," Wendy Fix, Bismarck
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • 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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Events
Featured Events
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Apr 17, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
    Bismarck
    National History Day (NHD) was established in 1974 and currently engages more than half a million...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Apr 19, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020
    Rugby
    This is the last lecture in a three part series focused on the American Dream. Professor Tom...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Jun 21, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
    Rugby
    Our annual Rhubarb Festival takes place on the Sunday closest to the summer solstice. This year...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jun 21, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
    Mandan
    Fathers and families invited to attend. Train rides for boys and girls on the "Soo Line Mini Train."
Featured Listings
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Fort Rice
    Military post established in 1864 by Gen. Alfred Sully to supply his campaign and to provide...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Non-profit gallery created by artists to provide exhibits and opportunities for regional and...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Exhibiting original visual art by regional North Dakota artists, Gallery 522 is central and...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Williston
    Fort Buford State Historic Site preserves remnants of a vital frontier plains military post...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Almont
    Museum features Northern Pacific Railroad depot, blacksmith shop, rock jail, fully furnished...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    This veterans' memorial honors the brave North Dakotans who fought and died for our country, and...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Beulah
    The largest individual wildlife collection in North Dakota includes approximately 175 animal...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Devils Lake
    Three floors furnished as a 1910-era home with artifacts from Lake Region area families, plus an...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    The National Buffalo Museum is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the cultural and...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Napoleon
    Historic buildings include a school house, first house in Logan County, church, blacksmith shop...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fort Ransom
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Contains local and regional history, ethnic...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    On September 11, 2001, the world watched in horror as the twin towers of the World Trade Center...