• General George Armstrong Custer marched into infamy at the Battle of Little Big Horn. The encampment of the 7th Cavalry was Fort Abraham Lincoln, south of Mandan
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Former Minnesota Viking Jim Kleinsasser is from Carrington, ND and Fox Sports North reporter Marney Gellner calls Minot home.
  • Signs at Elkhorn Ranch
  • Actor Kellan Lutz was born in Dickinson, North Dakota
  • State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center Exterior
  • Fargo native Roger Maris went on to become a New York Yankee home run hero
  • Display at State Museum at North Dakota Heritage Center
  • Actor Josh Duhamel is from Minot, North Dakota
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Washburn

Local Legends

Numerous legendary characters shaped North Dakota's past. Did you know President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying "I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota?" And that Sitting Bull was a skilled musician and artist? Discover the story behind these and other North Dakota legends here. Click here for more on North Dakota's local legends.

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
    Devils Lake
    The Lake Region Heritage Center is located in the old post office in downtown Devils Lake. The...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Wimbledon
    The Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum featuring Peggy Lee is a world-class museum...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Strasburg
    The Welk Homestead, located northwest of Strasburg, interprets agriculture in the early 20th...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    Bottineau
    Statue on courthouse lawn of Pierre Bottineau, for whom the city was named.
  • Northeast
    Northeast
    Minto
    Museum includes a trading post, country school, log cabin, complete main street with turn-of-the...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Ashley
    Historic buildings include a church, school house, antique machinery, land patent office and 1880...
  • Southeast
    Southeast
    West Fargo
    Cass County Historical Society Bonanzaville consists of 40 historic buildings and more than 400...
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Bismarck
    The Capital Gallery is owned and operated by the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, a 501(c)(3...
  • Southwest
    Southwest
    Bowman
    Since 1992, Pioneer Trials Regional Museum has worked to research, document and display the...
  • Northwest
    Northwest
    Epping
    The Buffalo Trails Museum is located in Williams County in northwestern North Dakota. The museum...
  • Northcentral
    Northcentral
    New Rockford
    Frontier buildings include a school, church and depot with historic furnishings and exhibits.
  • Southcentral
    Southcentral
    Jamestown
    Self-guided walking tour. Explore L'Amour's Jamestown through the historic sites where he spent...