• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Ceremonial dancers add color and flair to Native American powwows.
  • New Town Earthlodge Village
  • Event Category: Winner - "Circle 'em Up," Lacey Kaiser, Streeter
  • Fort Ransom State Historic Site
  • Fort Mandan Interpreter and kids
  • Places to Visit: Winner - "Chateau de Mores," Meredith Jo Ehli, Bismarck
  • Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
  • 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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  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Huff
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark, the site...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Milnor
    Camp Buell, the Sibley expedition's overnight campsite of July 3, 1863 was named for Major Salmon...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Stanley
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this courthouse is a majestic example of...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    Historic Franklin School, constructed 1910. Louis L'Amour attended school.
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Killdeer
    Furnished 4-bedroom cabin and corrals in secluded Badlands ranch setting for bowhunters, horse...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    The North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame honors and recognizes those individuals who have played a...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Lakota
    Restored 1-room country schoolhouse, refurbished to appear as late 1800s. Four open houses...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Dickinson
    Located in Dickinson State University's Stoxen Library, the center houses a comprehensive digital...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    The gallery features monthly exhibits of visual art, including paintings, photography and...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Dunseith
    The Lodge was constructed in 1937. This impressive building is 105 feet long with a 60-foot wing....
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Flasher
    For three years, from 1877 to 1880, a thriving stagecoach and supply line ran between Bismarck,...
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Grand Forks
    Built in 1919, this beautifully restored theater hosts performances, movies and other events. It...