• Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • T-Rex and Triceratops at Heritage Center
  • Fargo Air Museum
  • Fort Ransom State Historic Site
  • Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park at Minot
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Double Pony Truss Bridge
  • 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.

Looking for sites on the National Register of Historic Places? Click here to begin your search!

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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,...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Aug 10, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019
    Medora
    History Alive! programs explore the lives and times of local residents from decades gone by,...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019
    Dunseith
    Join the International Peace Garden for its inaugural Gala in the Garden fundraising event. This...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
    Mandan
    Event include Hobo Banquet, railroad photo contest, Railroad Hall of Fame inductions, special...
Featured Listings
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Washburn
    The Scot Wood Motel has 24 rooms (1 is handicap accessible with a large "shower only" so...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Hensler
    Cross Ranch is located along the only free-flowing section of the Missouri River in North Dakota....
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    A stay at the Hotel Donaldson is meant to renew, revive and inspire. Achieving that goal begins...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Verona
    Spacious remodeled rooms, kitchen facilities, laundry facility, pets allowed, great for hunters....
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Belfield
    Site in the Badlands along Davis Creek showcases rocky outcropping with signatures carved by two...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Medora
    The producers of the Medora Musical and the Church Basement Ladies bring you this toe-tappin'...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Fort Totten
    Located on the southeastern edge of the town of Fort Totten, this site preserves a military post...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Portal
    The Portal State Bank building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places....
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Arvilla
    Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park is located in a beautiful...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Williston
    Experience life in the past at the Frontier Museum complex. The museum includes a rural church,...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Litchville
    First house in Litchville in 1901 is now a museum containing artifacts from the early 1900s and...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    Fargo
    Stop by the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center and take a shot next to "The Woodchipper" in Fargo!...