• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Best of Show and People Category: Winner - "Watching the Sunset at Double Ditch," Nick Hornbacher, Bismarck
  • 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
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    May 31, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019
    Medora
    Performed live and outside, under the Badlands sky in the 2,900-seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre,...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
    Jamestown
    Since 1969, Fort Seward Inc. has held an annual family oriented (bring the kids) covered wagon...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Jul 03, 2019 - Jul 04, 2019
    Killdeer
    The 96th Aannual Killdeer Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo will be held on July 3-4 at 6:30 p.m., MT...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Jul 04, 2019 - Jul 06, 2019
    Rolette
    The RYAN KEPLIN SUMMER FESTm...Three days of fun filled family oriented country and fiddle music...
Featured Listings
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Price
    Site preserves a large prehistoric Hidatsa earthlodge village dating to the 1700s, protected by a...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Milnor
    Camp Buell, the Sibley expedition's overnight campsite of July 3, 1863 was named for Major Salmon...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Dickinson
    Located in Dickinson State University's Stoxen Library, the center houses a comprehensive digital...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Valley City
    The Rosebud Visitor Center is the gateway to the Sheyenne River Valley. You will learn the...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Hensler
    Cross Ranch is located along the only free-flowing section of the Missouri River in North Dakota....
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Douglas
    Memorabilia from early Douglas businesses, school and church items. Former Catholic church. Other...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Abercrombie
    Known historically as "the Gateway to the Dakotas," Fort Abercrombie was the first permanent...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    Exhibiting original visual art by regional North Dakota artists, Gallery 522 is central and...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Mayville
    An 1897 brick depot houses a collection that includes a barber shop, schoolroom, pioneer...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    Western heritage art gallery, museum and items for sale. Features North Dakota arts and artists.
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Colfax
    Crooked Lane Farm, located on the scenic Wild Rice River between Colfax and Abercrombie, ND, is...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Fine art gallery with modern, antique and vintage paintings, maps, and prints. Framing and...