Historical Attractions in FARGO with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Fargo, North Dakota!)

Fargo is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this Peace Garden State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Fargo’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Fargo when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

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    (1 miles) Minnesota

    The Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, Red River Valley Exhibition and hosts traveling exhibits in 7,000 sq. ...

  • Bonanzaville Pioneer Village and Museum

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    (7 miles) West Fargo

    An historic village of over 40 buildings depicting life in the Red River Valley in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Travel back to the time when our bonanza farm homes dotted the Prairie.

  • Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

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    (85 miles) Lake City

    Walk the grounds where the officers' quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings remain at frontier Fort Sisseton. This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies (or ...

  • Frontier Village

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    (90 miles) Jamestown

    Western fun at the Frontier Village, with the World's Largest Buffalo, wild buffalo herd and stagecoach rides! Frontier family fun in North Dakota!

  • Fort Seward Interpretive Center

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    (91 miles) Jamestown

    Explore this historic military fort that served the people of Jamestown from 1872 to 1877! History fun for kids in North Dakota!

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  • Fargo Air Museum

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    (2 miles) Fargo

    Come and visit the Fargo Air Museum and see these beautiful Aircraft on display. We have the aircraft. Help us build a home to share them with you.

  • Childrens Museum at Yunker Farm

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    (2 miles) Fargo

    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 ...

  • The Roger Marris Museum

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    (3 miles) South Fargo

    When approached with the idea of creating a museum in his honor, New York Yankee outfielder Roger Maris, who hailed from Fargo, initially declined out of humility. Eventually, though, he would say, ...

  • North Dakota Museum Of Art

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    (73 miles) Grand Forks

    The North Dakota Museum of Art strives to bring the best in regional, national and international art to the people of the Great Plains. In a little-known geographic region of the world, we have ...

  • National Buffalo Museum

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    (90 miles) Jamestown

    The National Buffalo Museum is not just a museum, but also has live buffalo for kids to enjoy, including the only one in the world with white ones! the only one in the world to have three white ...

  • Stutsman County Memorial Museum

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    (90 miles) Jamestown

    A historic day out in the Lutz Mansion, built in 1907 by a lumber man. A great way for kids to learn about the pioneer days in North Dakota!

  • Runestone Museum

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    (96 miles) Alexandria

    Welcome to the Runestone Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. We invite you to stop by and tour historic Fort Alexandria, take your picture with the country\'s biggest viking, and see ...

  • Red River Zoo

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    (4 miles) Fargo

    When you visit the Zoo you will see many animals that are rarely seen at other zoos such as Tanuki, East Caucasian Tur, White-lipped Deer and Pallas Cats. Of course, we also include many other more ...

  • Chahinkapa Zoo

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    (43 miles) Wahpeton

    Visit over 200 animals, with 70 different species, at this charming zoo committed to providing clean and green natural habitats for all the residents! With a carousel too!

  • Splashers of the South Seas

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    (73 miles) Grand Forks

    A super fun 40,000 square foot INDOOR waterpark with a variety of slides, activity pools, a lazy river, an adult hot tub and the kiddies' play area pool!

  • Big Splash Minnesota Indoor Waterpark

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    (93 miles) Alexandria

    38,000 square foot of Minnesota indoor waterpark featuring three exhilarating 4-story slides that twists and turns, "Lazy River" floating inner tube ride and more!

  • Fort Seward Covered Wagon Train

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    (91 miles) Jamestown

    Annual covered wagon train adventure for the whole family! With history talks, saddle horses, camping, and nature lore. Great, traditional North Dakota family fun!

  • Fort Ransom State Park

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    (58 miles) Ft Ransom

    North Dakotas homesteading heritage is preserved at Fort Ransom State Park. The park, nestled in the picturesque and heavily-wooded Sheyenne River Valley, officially opened in July 1979. This park ...

  • Itasca State Park

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    (76 miles) Park Rapids

    Incredible adventures to be had in the beautiful nature of Minnesota's oldest state park - Itasca State Park!

  • Turtle River State Park

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    (80 miles) Arvilla

    Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park offers year-round ...

  • Thunder Road

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    (4 miles) Fargo

    Active kids can burn that energy up at this Fargo family fun park with bumper cars, mini golf, go-arts, batting cages, and lazer tag!

  • Character Challenge Course Park Rapids

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    (81 miles) Park Rapids

    A family friendly adventure park in Minnesota with ropes courses, zip lines and giant swings that will give those active families a challenging day out to remember!

  • Sheyenne Oaks RV Park

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    (31 miles) Leonard

    Sheyenne Oaks RV Park is located just 40 miles southwest of Fargo, ND on 120 acres of privately owned land where the whole family can enjoy a relaxing time away - and perfect for those families with ...

  • Andes Tower Hills

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    (90 miles) Kensington

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 4 green runs plus lift serviced tubing hill.