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Historical Attractions in North Dakota

Follow in the footsteps of Sitting Bull, Custer and Lewis & Clark and create your own adventure in this incredible state. A true frontier, with a strong Native American culture, history, dinosaurs, roaming bison and rugged landscapes - and plenty of great places to visit with kids!

Take the kids back to a land where the dinosaurs roamed the earth, at the Dakota Dinosaur Museum.  Come face to face with the Great Plains bison at the National Buffalo Museum (or with live ones at Frontier Village!).  Enjoy the incredible wilderness when fishing at Indian Hills Resort.  Explore one of the states best recreational parks with Lewis and Clark State Park.

Fancy a real dude ranch? Of course you do! Logging Camp Dude Ranch is a family run ranch with horses and wildlife. Perhaps you want to step back to the 1830s on the Lewis and Clark Riverboat?

What would a visit to a true frontier be without an incredible wagon experience with Fort Seward Covered Wagon Train - complete with campfire and horses!

Kids will just love getting lost in the outdoors adventures, historical sites and wild west atmosphere of this beautiful state. Saddle up kids - it’s North Dakota time!

For over 70-years the International Peace Garden has made our region a more beautiful place to live offering countless educational resources through the arts and athletics while providing a picturesque natural landscape.

Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this fort that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the Seventh Cavalry rode out on their ill-fated expedition ....

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. On-s....

Located north of Bismarck along the Missouri River, Double Ditch Indian Village is considered one of the most important of the Mandan Indian earthlodge villages that dotted the Missouri River region. Today, the state of North Dakota manages two areas....

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

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

Youll always find something new to see at the North Dakota Heritage Center. Throughout the building special galleries showcase the diverse collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Unique temporary exhibits demonstrate an infinite ....

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.

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!

90 acres of amazing zoo in Bismarck, with over 600 animals representing 125 species. North Dakota family fun...with some furry friends!

Roosevelt Park Zoo is home to over 200 animals!. The children's zoo, otter exhibit, giraffe & African penguins are a hit with visitors of all ages.

Red River Zoo features exotic and native animals from areas around the world, & specialize in the care of some of the world rarest cold climate species!

Waterpark fun in North Dakota with slides, tubes, and even mini golf!

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!

A fascinating day out in Medora, ND to a place that preserves the history, and promotes the culture, of Native American, Ranching & Rodeo communities.

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 dedicated ourselves to enriching cultural life through v....

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, "Put it where people will see it, and where they won....

The museum is a regional research and repository for history from within 100 miles of Bowman, ND. We have departments active in Archaeological, Genealogical and Paleontological research as well as preservation collections relating to local history. ....

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.

Visit the only hands-on science center in North Dakota with great exhibits that teaches kids science through interactive fun!

The Minot Art Gallery moved to the Taube Museum of Art in August of 1997. It has exhibits all year round with the Student Art Show an important event. The Taube Museum of Art offers children and adult art classes and encourages school and organizatio....

shows the story of aviation history. In addition to a replica of the Wright Flyer, the museum displays military and civilian aircraft from 1928 to the present. There are exhibits, narratives, uniforms, memorabilia, paintings, photographs and a gift....

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 buffalo!

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 chil....

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!

A fun indoor play center in North Dakota, Jumped Up has inflatables, bounce house and even a ball pit!

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!

Located along seven miles of the last free-flowing, undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River, North Dakotas Cross Ranch Centennial State Park is rich in both cultural and natural history. The park is purposely left primitive to preserve the land'....

This scenic overlook just west of New Town provides views of Four Bears Bridge and Lake Sakakawea. During period of low water, glimpses can be seen of the town of Sanish, now covered by Lake Sakakawea. Interpretive signs about the creation of the la....

Located on Green Lake, Doyle Memorial is leased by the city of Wishek. The area is popular for camping, fishing and boating. This small prairie park, established in 1925, occupies a peninsula jutting into Green Lake in the rolling farmland of sout....

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 is managed as a natural and scenic area, and is loca....

Devils LakeNorth Dakotas largest natural lakeis home to a 1,142-acre park system including Grahams Island State Park and a boat access area on the east side of the lake, named Black Tiger Bay State Recreation Area. The lake is a closed drainage basi....

Located on the north shore of Lake Renwick, Icelandic State Park offers visitors not only a wide array of recreational opportunities, but also glimpses of North Dakotas homesteading heritage and its natural beauty. Boating, swimming and fishing for ....

Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and is one of the most popular year-round vacation spots in North Dakota. The C....

Located on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea, adjacent to Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea State Park offers a wide range of water based recreational activities and facilities. The park has a full service marina, including boat rentals, convenience store....

The beauty of North Dakota is waiting at the Lewis & Clark State Park, with amazing fishing, refreshing swimming, hiking and winter activities.

Wind, water and sand... these components sculpted North Dakota's wildly rugged Little Missouri Breaks Country. Called "Mako Shika"" or ""where the land breaks"" by the Sioux

History and nature combined in the fascinating Theodore Roosevelt National Park, honoring the former Presidents settlement in the state.

Easy to get here... hard to leave. Geologist classify our area as being originally a part of the ocean changed by massive interval upheavals and covered with ice a mile thick. It then was flooded by a lake which covered the present city of Winnipeg....

Des Lacs NWR encompasses more than 19,500 acres along the Des Lacs River from the Canadian border to a point eight miles south of Kenmare, North Dakota. A mix of natural lakes and managed wetlands in the valley provide a haven for migrating and nesti....

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 recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, ....

Located on the west shore of Beaver Lake, the park's gently rolling prairie provides scenic views for leisurely walks. In the summer, the lake attracts visitors for boating, canoeing, water skiing and fishing. The park has a colorful and historic ....

This boat access area has two single-lane boat ramps, vault toilet and a large parking area for boat trailers. No overnight camping is permitted.

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

Kids can embark on that proud tradition of the great river steamer along the mighty Missouri River - a historic and fun family day out in North Dakota!

Camping, cabins and lodges ready for family fun out on Lake Sakakawea, with outdoor adventures such as fishing, birding, and beaches.

Dakota Waters Resort is a family friendly campground and marina on the beautiful Lake Sakakawea shores. RV sites and relaxing activities await your family!

A family owned RV park which offers family friendly camping in the very green Bismarck, ND!

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 horses!

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