In the Great Plains of the U.S. is the gorgeous state of North Dakota where you’ll delight in a wide array of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, fishing, sailing and more as well as exciting cultural attractions and a rich history. While the state may not be the first spot that comes to mind when planning a vacation, it’s beautiful, natural landscapes are a real draw, and history buffs will love exploring old forts, which date back to the early 1800s. It also has a deep Native American background, so if you are interested in Native American art, history and culture, this is the place for you.
Fargo is filled with natural beauty so take the time to appreciate it by scheduling exhilarating hikes or bike rides. Stroll through the Northern Plains Botanical Garden to see butterflies and a variety of plants and flowers through spring, summer and fall. You can also take to the waters with a canoe or kayak rental and float along the Red River as you stop to fish or just enjoy the views.
Experience the Culture
Fargo is North Dakota’s largest city, and definitely a great option when traveling to this state. Once you get settled in, head to the Art Deco-style Fargo Theatre to catch a movie or a live event. The structure was built in 1926 then restored in 1999, keeping its historic appearance. The theater now serves as the center for the arts in this area. The Fargo Civic Center is another great place to see sports, live entertainment or experience a community event. The Plains Art Museum houses collections from regional and national contemporary artists as well as American Indian art and traditional folk art. See pieces by the likes of Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Sol LeWitt, Ellsworth Kelly and more here.