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Discover the rich colorful history of the Sheyenne River Valley. Featured attractions include the Hi-Line Bridge Model Pioneer Resident Christian Paetow’s specially made shoes (the man was seven feet tall and over 400 pounds) early transportation and one-room school displays wood carvings soda shop and local military history. The Barnes County Museum is part of an area consortium that includes Fort Ransom Wimbledon and Cooperstown museums.
The Billings County Historical Society converted the original courthouse into the present museum in 1986. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Department of the Interior. The museum houses numerous exhibits for viewing.
The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association works consistently to stimulate the study and presentation of the visual arts to encourage and expand participation and appreciation by all persons and to preserve our regional cultural heritage.
Bonanzaville is a museum made up of forty-seven buildings on 12 acres many of them are historic and from the region. Displays include a prairie church a general store a drug store a fire station a jail and a schoolhouse. There are also several newer buildings that were constructed on the grounds including an aircraft museum and an automobile museum. Other exhibits include horse-drawn vehicles firefighting vehicles and equipment medical and dental equipment a law enforcement museum a telephone museum and a newspaper printing press.
Near the center of town is a beautiful city park loaded with shade trees and a public swimming pool campsites picnic shelters and a playground for the youngsters. Just look for the water tower and you will find the park.
Reconstructed village on 20 acres of land. Contains actual buildings from the late 1800's to early 1930's.
10 screens showing all new releases.
“Walk the Walk” with more than 100 celebrity signatures handprints and footprints in cement at this free attraction. Stars from music the arts politics and sports including Garth Brooks Neil Diamond KISS Maury Wills Debbie Reynolds and Governor Jesse Ventura have left their marks with many more being added throughout the year
Chahinkapa Zoo is the ideal attraction in North Dakota for kids! It is committed to providing clean and green natural habitats for its animal residents and aesthetic and educational leisure for its zoo visitors. More than 200 animals and birds of 60 different species including otters bison monkeys gibbon apes camels snow leopards black bears wallabies cougars gemsbok llamas elk and Siberian tigers make the zoo their home. Also "Grandpa's Little Zoo" is a very popular hands-on educational area for the children to see and pet a variety of farm animals.
The Children’s Museum was created as a special place for children and families. The more than 50 hands-on exhibits are designed to engage educate stimulate creativity and encourage interaction between the child and the exhibit as well as the child and parent. It is a unique place where parents interact play create and learn with their children. The Museum also offers a wide variety of educational programs special events and outreach programs.
4 screens showing older releases for only $1.00.
Many stores including Sears Macy’s JCPenney.
The mission of the Dakota Dinosaur Museum is to promote tourism by providing a facility for preservation and display of geological and paleontological specimens for public review and education. The 13400 square foot not-for-profit museum contains 11 full-scale dinosaurs in the museum displayed in a Triassic-Cretaceous time continuum and 3 full-scale dinosaurs outside. The exhibit includes a real Triceratops skeleton and one of the best Triceratops skulls ever found. Stop by for educational North Dakota kids activities.
Dakota Magic Casino is the premiere casino in North Dakota. Located on I-29 at the North & South Dakota border casino excitement is just one hour South of Fargo North Dakota. Slots Blackjack Craps Poker Roulette are all there at Dakota Magic along with a fun lounge buffet and restaurants.
On June 3 1961 the Dakota Zoo opened its gates to the public with 75 mammals and 23 birds on some 15 acres of developed land. Forty thousand visitors paid a ten cent admission fee that first year to visit the Zoo. Today an average of over 100000 people walk through the gates each year and view 125 species of birds and mammals. Memberships today total approximately 3400.
12 acre park 11 historical buildings Joachim Museum featuring regional art history exhibits and agricultural/ranching collections.
Dinosaurs & More is a retail store like a museum. It includes many authentic fossils and dinosaur related items as well as science natural history arts and entertainment. Insect displays butterflies wood carvings gemstones and rocks toys books posters novelty items and cast models of dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts and exotic animals are there. Discover Museum is a one-of-a-kind museum in the area. Themes will be related to science and natural history with rotating exhibits.
For a fun indoor splash head to EJ Aquatic Center in Williston and refresh with laps in the indoor aquatic center on your North Dakota family vacation.
The Fargo Air Museum is an aviation-related museum located near Hector International Airport in the northern part of the city. The museum includes many historic aircraft in flying condition and a small gift shop. Come and visit the Fargo Air Museum and see these beautiful aircraft on display including the North American P-51D Mustang the Chance-Vought F4U Corsair the Grumman TBM Avenger and more.
This arena is home to a wide range of entertainment events including college and professional sports concerts and world-class music theater productions.
The Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation operates the finest living history program on the Northern Plains from five restored 7th Cavalry buildings and five rebuilt Mandan Indian earth lodges. It operates two gift shops and is involved in heritage tourism regionally and nationally. Stop by and learn about the most important fort of the Dakota Territory.
When looking for historic North Dakota things to do this site overlooks the area where Lewis and Clark established their headquarters for the winter of 1804-05 and eventually met Sakakawea. Reconstructed Fort Mandan rests in the riparian forests of the Missouri River. The refurnished rooms of this full size replica depict the equipage of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and provide the realistic setting for a grand learning experience.
One of the foremost family destinations in the entire state the Frontier Fort and Wildlife Museum offers American Indian exhibits and agricultural local and regional history for an educational and exhilarating North Dakota attraction.
The world's largest concrete bison can be seen from afar at the Bison Monument and Frontier Village at I-94 by Jamestown between Bismarck and Fargo. See why many Indians regarded the bison as a sacred animal with this majestic close-up view of its concrete likeness. The National Buffalo Museum another exciting North Dakota attraction can be found nearby. Frontier Village includes a collection of old pioneer buildings including a barbershop a church a jailhouse an old schoolhouse and many more.
gardendwellers FARM is North Dakota's largest herb farm located in northeastern North Dakota approximately 100 miles from the Canadian border and 100 miles from the Minnesota border. Offering gardens to stroll through herbs to taste and smell and songbirds to watch and listen to gardendwellers FARM is set on the shores of the Mauvais Coulee not far from Devils Lake. The farm offers courses classes workshops and tours and 'drop in' guests are always welcome to experience this selection of natural North Dakota things to do.
Discover new and exciting exhibits throughout the year in the interactive exhibit gallery of Gateway to Science where science is fun for all ages.
Many stores including K-Mart and Zimmerman’s.
Grand Forks offers numerous pools in scattered parks wherein to relax refresh and rejuvenate. When the day is hot head to Grand Forks for some swimming and splashing under the sunshine!
The remarkable commitment and love which Harold Schafer felt for Medora is honored in the Heritage Center built in his name. The Center also houses the Sheila Schafer Gallery & serves as a ticket office for Medora attractions.
Valley City was founded in 1872 with the name of Second Crossing of the Sheyenne when the Northern Pacific Railroad crossed the river here. When a town is built around a winding river bridges become very necessary. Valley City is very proud of its beautiful and historic bridges and we have developed a tour to showcase them.
The International Peace Garden is a North Dakota attraction located on the international border between Canada and the United States in the state of North Dakota and the province of Manitoba. Established on July 14 1932 the park plants over 150000 flowers each year. Main features of the garden include an 18 foot floral clock display fountains a chime and twin concrete towers straddling the border with a peace chapel at their base. The chapel walls are inscribed with notable quotes about peace.
The Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department operates and maintains an Olympic size pool that includes a separate diving bay as well as two separate wading pools. The pools provide an environment of recreational swimming competitive swimming American Red Cross - Learn to Swim programs water safety instruction adult programs and other special activities.
Step into a reconstructed earthlodge and imagine boiling buffalo meat in a clay pot or pounding corn with a mortar and pestle. View the artistry of everyday and ceremonial clothing bags and implements. Listen to memories of traditional Hidatsa Indian life then walk to Sakakawea Village site where earthlodge depressions hint of life in a vibrant village alive with games ceremonies and trade.
Genealogy Information Public Computer/Printer and Wireless Internet Access
Travel the river of Lewis & Clark Sakakawea Custer and Sitting Bull in elegance and comfort on the last 150-passenger vessel on the upper Missouri.
This scenic biking and hiking trail is ideal for North Dakota sightseeing. It begins at the US Forest Service CCC Campground in McKenzie County located 20 miles south of Watford City off Highway 85. The 97 mile trail then winds its way to its southern terminus at Sully Creek State Park in Billings County. The trail name "Maah Daah Hey" comes from the Mandan Indians. The trail uses a turtle as the trail marker to represent firm determination steadfastness patience long life and fortitude.
Annual events such as ice cream social and the Craft Guild Holiday Sale take place in a historical setting complete with the Myra Museum Post Office Campbell House School House Carriage House and Pavilion.
North Dakota's largest museum
Pull on your boots and grab your hat in September! This exciting indoor event is a "must-see" for rodeo fans as well as others who enjoy the western experience. The top 12 contestants in North Dakota compete to earn the honor of NDRA Champion in nine rodeo events. The rodeo has been named by the American Bus Association as one of the nation's top 100 events!
The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is the interpretive center for the history of Native Americans ranching rodeo and the western lifestyle of the plains and Badlands. Here the culture and legacy that is the character of the Great American West will be saved for future generations.
Three galleries house exhibitions of regional national and international art.
19 Story Art Deco Built in 1933
At the North Dakota State College of Science students gain real-world skills working with real-world technologies and equipment and learning from experts who have gained their experience in the real world.
The North Dakota State Fair features the best in entertainment including 10 free stages 3 nights of rodeo 3 nights of auto events big name entertainment in the grandstand a carnival over 46000 competitive exhibits 600 commercial vendors livestock shows and special contests. This nine-day spectacle in July continues to be the largest annual event held in North Dakota attracting nearly one quarter of a million people.
NDSU is a public university in Fargo North Dakota. Its large body of students makes it the largest university in North Dakota. Founded as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890 as a land grant institution it sits on a 258 acre campus in an urban setting and is home to the Bison sports teams.
Here you'll find one of the finest facilities of its kind which has even enjoyed recent extensive remodeling resulting in a clean safe swimming facility for guests of all ages.
This strikingly unconventional museum of fine arts is a brilliantly renovated turn-of-the-century warehouse in historic downtown Fargo. The Plains Art Museum hosts regional and national exhibits large permanent collections special events performances and art classes. The museum also includes a cafe and store.
The carousel is an exquisitely restored 1926 Spillman carousel. Twenty handcrafted wooden horses two chariots and an enchanting calliope create fun-filled reminders of happy childhood memories.
Raging Rivers Waterpark and Speedworld Golf & Games is a family entertainment complex offering a full day of family fun! A waterpark sprint car and grand prix go-cart tracks mini-golf and video arcade all located in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
The 400000 square foot arena home to Fighting Sioux Hockey has hosted many big North Dakota attractions since opening its doors on October 5 2001 such as Tim McGraw Kenny Chesney Stars on Ice Dennis Miller the Minnesota Wild Toby Keith Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick and many other entertainers and professional sport teams.
Currently celebrating its 10-year Anniversary the Red River Zoo features over 80 animal species from all over the world. Spend a weekend afternoon in the company of beautiful and exotic animals in this state-of-the-art wildlife habitat.
Celebrate America’s favorite pastime and cheer on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in this state-of-the-art baseball stadium.
This backway located in northeast North Dakota is a special place steeped in history with natural resources recreation scenic beauty history and culture. Winding along the bends of the Pembina River you can enjoy the panorama of the Pembina Gorge.
Home of the Rosemeade Pottery - Open April through.
Robert Maris is best known for hitting sixty-one home runs in 1961 as a New York Yankee outfielder. Originally from Fargo Maris set the condition that his museum would be free when museum developers approached him with the idea. Exciting museum artifacts include a video room to watch an expanded collection of videos while sitting on actual Yankee Stadium seats from the Maris era a replica of Roger’s Yankee Stadium monument a replica of Roger’s 1961 locker and displays and artifacts from Roger’s youth and Major League playing days.
Local movie theatre
The museum will provide you with a hunting visual experience. A one man collection of animals from around the globe including tigers an elephant a zebra a giant white Polar Bear a baboon and many more. It is a must see!
The action never stops at this North Dakota amusement park in Fargo offering miniature golf go karts batting cages arcade games bumper cars and party rooms!
Exhibits of Ukrainian culture folk arts and religious display.
Housing an impressive number of restored antique automobiles Unique Antique Auto Museum catapults you back in time with vehicles from as early as 1916 hand-carved toys from the past and more.
The University of North Dakota (UND) is a public university in Grand Forks North Dakota. Established by the Dakota Territorial Assembly in 1883 six years before the establishment of the state of North Dakota UND is the oldest university in the state. It was built with a strong liberal arts foundation. Today UND also offers a variety of professional and specialized programs including the only schools of law and medicine in the state and is home to the Fighting Sioux.
Walsh County’s History
With over 100 shops restaurants and department stores the West Acres Shopping Center is guaranteed to provide a superior shopping experience.
The 9-hole "Bjornson Park" course at the Bjornson Park Golf Course facility in Valley City North Dakota features 2829 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 33.5 and it has a slope rating of 112. Bjornson Park golf course opened in 1994.
A beautiful 18-hole golf course located near Beulah.
This 18-hole course is set in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands. Some golf courses impose themselves on the landscape; the Bully Pulpit Golf Course conforms to the landscape.
Zoo Carousel Swimming Pool Playground Picnic Shelters Golf Course Fishing Pier Running Track Walking/Biking trails Ice skating Rink Baseball Field Softball Fields Tennis courts Horseshoes Archery Range Sand Volleyball and Basketball Courts.
Horseback Riding in the Badlands - guided rides bring your own horse or one can be provided horse boarding.
Golfing and Dining
Opened in 1916 the 18-hole "Fargo” course at the Fargo Country Club facility features 6754 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.6 and it has a slope rating of 131 on Zoysia grass.
Enjoy our 4-H exhibits live music racing events exciting rides and concession foods.
18 hole scenic golf course along the Heart River.
Valley City has a wide variety of historic buildings that enhance its quaint scenic beauty.
Great fishing on the Red River; World’s Largest Catfish; Bathrooms with Showers; Picnic Area
An 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf course.
American Indians occupied this area. Remains of Hidatasa villages home of Sakakawea guide for Lewis and Clark visitor center and movie.
Located 12 miles north of Valley City Lake Ashtabula is a recreational secret full of great fishing excellent boating and skiing and is developing into a cabin resort area as well. This 26 mile fun filled waterway is maintained by the Corp of Engineers and hosts many camping and recreational spots.
Children’s Playground Camping And Swimming
The Lindenwood Campground is one of the finest campgrounds in the Upper Midwest. The campground is conveniently located just off I-94 Exit 351 in Fargo for easy entrance for travelers. The heavily-wooded campsite is nestled along the Red River and has amenities that include running water hot showers and scenic bike trails.
Modeled after the famous Appalachian Trail the North Country National Scenic Trail is a premier footpath that stretches 4600 miles linking communities forests and prairies across seven northern states.
Located in the heart of the North Dakota badlands seasonal Sully Creek is just minutes away from the historic town of Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. In the early spring or during high flows canoeing the Little Missouri River offers a unique perspective of the badlands from the river for incredible North Dakota sightseeing. Horseback riders mountain bikers and hikers have access to the 120-mile long Maah Daah Hey Trail which traverses the Little Missouri National Grassland. Use of certified weed-free hay is required by those bringing in livestock.
Super Slide Amusement Park provides quality family entertainment with a 150 ft. super slide Ferris wheel go carts bumper cars mini golf batting cage and more.
Theodore Roosevelt first came to the badlands in September 1883 on a hunting trip. While here he became interested in the cattle business and invested in the Maltese Cross Ranch. He returned the next year and established the Elkhorn Ranch. Years later he stated several times "I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota.
Semi Private Country Club located in Valley City North Dakota that offers a 9 hole par 36 course and features a full service resturant and bar overlooking the picturesque course and HiLine Bridge
784 acres of wooded valley to enjoy biking hiking fishing cross country skiing sledding picnicking and camping.
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