• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Fort Abercrombie
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • National Buffalo Museum
  • Exterior of State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Custer House at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
  • Native American Powwow Dancer
  • Best of Show and People Category: Winner - "Watching the Sunset at Double Ditch," Nick Hornbacher, Bismarck
  • 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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  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Minto
    Museum includes a trading post, country school, log cabin, complete main street with turn-of-the...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Fessenden
    Historic 1899 Victorian home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Four guest rooms...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    Learn about Theodore Roosevelt as President, husband, father, soldier, hunter, and Badlands...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Mayville
    Rainbow Garden has seven plots, each demonstrating a different theme. We hope the variety gives...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grafton
    Historic Elmwood is a 20-acre parcel of land located in an oxbow of the Park River in...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Linton
    Museum in St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Four buildings contain household items, military items,...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Kulm
    Site marks a major battle between troops of Gen. Alfred Sully's 1863 expedition and the Sioux. A...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Almont
    SIMS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH is rich with history resonating within its walls. Scandinavian...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    Located in the Memorial Union on the North Dakota State University campus, the Memorial Union...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Minot
    Museum/research center in restored 1912 Soo Line Depot, one of the finest ever built. Museum...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    The Red River Zoo features more than 300 animals of 75 species, including many endangered species...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...