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Fort Seward Interpretive Center
Fort Seward Interpretive Center
Historic Site in Jamestown, ND USA

Home of Fort Seward's 20th Infantry View the wide expanse that once housed an active fort. See a scale model of the entire fort site and enjoy artifacts found during archaeological digs. Living history actors from Fort Seward’s 20th Infantry featured one weekend each year. Check for dates.


Fort Totten State Historic Site
Fort Totten State Historic Site
Historic Site in Fort Totten, ND USA

Historic Site near Fort Totten This site preserves a military post built in 1867 and used continuously as a military reservation until 1890 when it became a boarding school for Indian children. Original buildings house museum exhibits.

Frontier Village
Frontier Village
Tour in Jamestown, ND USA

Authentic Frontier Town Original buildings from small prairie towns in the area were moved to this site to create the Frontier Village. Historic displays are set up in all buildings. Gift shops and snacks are on-site. Stagecoach and pony rides are available.

gardendwellers Farm
gardendwellers Farm
Food Tour in Esmond, ND USA
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North Dakota's largest herb farm. Fresh herbs and learning gardendwellers Farm is North Dakota's only culinary herb farm. Stop by for a tour of our herb fields and learn about growing, using, and preserving culinary herbs - right here in North Dakota! Great for cooks, chefs and gardeners. Private tours available on request.

Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
Gingras Trading Post State Historic Site
Historic Site in Walhalla, ND USA

Historic site in Walhalla. Between 1843 and 1873, this house and store, owned by Antoine B. Gingras, served the Metis community of St. Joseph. Buildings are the oldest standing structures built by Euro-Americans in North Dakota.


Historic Franklin School
Historic Franklin School
Historic Site in Jamestown, ND USA

Listed on National Register of Historic Places Oldest remaining school house in Jamestown. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Famous writer, Louis L’Amour, attended this school. Three floors and basement have been fully restored and renovated. Handicap accessible. Self-guided tour available.

Knife River Indian Villages National Park
Knife River Indian Villages National Park
National Park in Stanton, ND USA

Fun for all at Knife River. American Indians occupied this area for more than 11,000 years. Remains of three Hidatsa villages with 210 depressions at the site. Home of Sakakawea, modern museum, visitor center and movie.

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Tour in Washburn, ND USA

Learn about the L&C journey. This interpretive site contains artifacts from every tribe the explorers encountered on their journey. The center's Bergquist Gallery features a rare complete set of the printed artworks of Swiss artist Karl Bodmber.

Medicine Wheel Park
Medicine Wheel Park
Theme Park in Valley City, ND USA

30 acre Park features Astronomy and Native American themes The Medicine Wheel Early cultures throughout the world built rock structures which joined the landscape to the sky, some serving as calendars (Stonehenge in England is an example).


Minot State University - Division of Science
Minot State University - Division of Science things to do on a rainy day in North Dakota
Science Museum in Minot, ND USA

We put science first because we firmly believe that a student's success requires discovery, and continued collaborative focus and dedication.

North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame things to do on a rainy day in North Dakota
Hall of Fame Museum in Medora, ND USA

Honoring notable cowboys in ND's history.

North Dakota State Capitol Building
North Dakota State Capitol Building
Historic Site in Bismarck, ND USA

Skyscraper on the Prairie The 19-story, Art Deco building was constructed in 1933 for $2 million and contains unique woods and materials from many stated and countries. The Capitol building in Bismarck is nicknamed the "Skyscraper on the Prairie.

Painted Canyon Visitor Center
Painted Canyon Visitor Center
Scenic in Medora, ND USA

Overlook and visitor center. Small visitor center. Information on park and surrounding sites plus publication sales. Restrooms and picnic area. Stop here for one of the most magnificent views of the North Dakota Badlands.

Paul Broste Rock Museum
Paul Broste Rock Museum things to do on a rainy day in North Dakota
Museum in Parshall, ND USA

Rock 'n' Roll at this museum! This unique museum displays rock specimens from all over the world. The museum was a brainchild of Mr. Paul Broste, a local farmer, artist and collector. He acquired only the finest specimens from all over the world.

Pembina State Museum
Pembina State Museum things to do on a rainy day in North Dakota
Museum in Pembina, ND USA

Museum that documents North Dakota's history. Discover 100 million years of regional history from the Cretaceous Age to contemporary times in the permanent exhibit gallery. Also features temporary exhibit gallery, museum store, seven-story-tall viewing tower and tourist information.

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum things to do on a rainy day in North Dakota
Museum in Bowman, ND USA

Old Western museum in Bowman, ND Offers cowboy, American Indian and military history, unique gardens, artifacts, fossils, dinosaurs, guided tours of fossil sites. Includes gift shop. The museum is a regional research and repository for history from within 100 miles of Bowman, ND.

Roosevelt Park Zoo
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Zoo in Minot, ND USA

Zoo is next to Roosevelt Park Pool Established in 1920, Roosevelt Park Zoo is home to more than 200 mammals, birds, and reptiles from all over the world. The children's zoo, otter exhibit, giraffe and penguins are sure to be a hit with visitors of all ages.

Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Stutsman County Memorial Museum things to do on a rainy day in Jamestown, ND
Museum in Jamestown, ND USA
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Housed in Historic Lutz Mansion This home of one of Jamestown's earliest--and wealthiest--pioneers has been lovingly kept up and filled with antiques, artifacts and other memorabilia that tells the story of frontier life a century ago.

The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm
The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm things to do on a rainy day in Fargo, ND
Childrens Museum in Fargo, ND USA

Great place for the whole family. The Children's Museum offers hands-on exhibits and creative, unique learning opportunities for children and families.

UND Center for Aerospace Sciences
UND Center for Aerospace Sciences things to do on a rainy day in Grand Forks, ND
Science Museum in Grand Forks, ND USA

John D. Odegard School Of Aerospace Sciences A world-renowned center for aerospace learning, nationally acclaimed for our achievements in collegiate aviation education, atmospheric research, space studies, and computer science applications.

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Best Places to Stay in North Dakota


Element Fargo
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From $116 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Williston
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From $154 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Jamestown
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From $85 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Williston
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From $134 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Sleep Inn & Suites Devils Lake
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From $116 / night.


Swimming Pool.

Best Time to Visit North Dakota


The best time to visit North Dakota is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 30's and highs in the mid 40's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 20's.

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Monthly Temperatures in North Dakota


Month Low Avg High
January -1.9 7.8 17.4
February 5.9 15.3 24.6
March 18.5 27.6 36.6
April 31.4 43.0 54.5
May 44.0 56.7 69.2
June 53.3 65.4 77.3
July 57.9 70.2 82.6
August 55.8 68.7 81.6
September 45.1 57.7 70.2
October 33.6 45.0 56.4
November 18.3 26.9 35.6
December 4.2 13.1 22.1

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