• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Ukrainian Festival
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park at Minot
  • Plains Art Museum
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • 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
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019
    Grand Forks
    Feast of Nations - The University of North Dakota's first ever Feast of Nations was held in 1961....
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Mar 09, 2019 - Mar 09, 2019
    Moorhead
    The 15th Annual Celtic Festival 2018 is a celebration of the rich culture of the seven Celtic...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Apr 06, 2019 - Apr 06, 2019
    Dickinson
    Our Psyanky (Easter Egg) decorating classes are a popular event, and an absolute must for anyone...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    May 31, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019
    Wahpeton
    Wahpeton will celebrate 150 years in 2019....
Featured Listings
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Two galleries house rotating exhibitions of regional, national, and international art. A third...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grafton
    Historic Elmwood is a 20-acre parcel of land located in an oxbow of the Park River in...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Menoken
    Site preserves a prehistoric village dating to the early 1200s. Site is a National Historic...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Warwick
    Eastbay Campground offers seasonal and overnight camping for RVs and tents, bait shop/convenience...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Wahpeton
    The fully restored 1926 antique carousel is one of only three antique Spillman...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    The museum educates the public of the historical and present-day roles of wildlife law...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Bismarck Tour Company offers the best of Bismarck's history, happenings, and humor for groups....
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Plaza
    Historic items from the community of Plaza, housed in a church moved to the site from the former...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    White Shield
    Located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, this cemetery pays tribute to Native Americans...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Elgin
    Located in a beautiful valley on the Cannonball River. 3 cabins and lodge, air conditioning, RV...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    North Dakota's largest, highest quality and most dynamic art museum is in the heart of historic...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    This center interprets the activities of the fort, which was open from 1872-1877 to guard the...