The Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center is located in the “Grain Elevator” and promotes Fargo and Moorhead as a destination for tourists. The center is a good source of information, maps, and brochures. Also available for sale within the center are the usual postcards, guides and books, gift ideas, regional specialities and local arts and crafts.
Outside is the "Celebrity Walk of Fame" with star signatures, hand and foot prints in cement, although when I was there everything was covered in deep snow.
Monday to Friday: 7.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Saturday: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
This Blue Star Memorial marker is sponsored by The Fargo Garden Society in cooperation with North Dakota Federation of Garden Clubs and is similar to markers installed across the country as a tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America. The Blue Star Memorial Marker Program was adopted in 1945 by The National Garden Clubs; Highways were dedicated as Blue Star Memorial Highways, with a marker surrounded by gardens along thousands of miles throughout the country.
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. feet of temporary exhibition space. The interpretive center offers tours, lectures and festivals, hosts residencies and performances and provides educational services. Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center is a community resource for 150,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, and serves an average of 40,000 visitors a year from all over the world.
HJEMKOMST (Yem-komst) Norwegian for Homecoming
“Dare to Dream”
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. feet of temporary exhibition space. The interpretive center offers tours, lectures and festivals, hosts residencies and performances and provides educational services. Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center is a community resource for 150,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, and serves an average of 40,000 visitors a year from all over the world. (Hjemkomst website)
This is a neat place to visit...The picture is of a replica viking ship that sailed from Duluth, MN to Norway, and back. While you can no longer go aboard the vessel, I had the unique privilege of doing so on a field trip I was on while still in elementary school back in the early 80's.
Bonanzaville has been an educational, enjoyable stop for over 30 years.
An historic village of over 40 buildings depicting life in the Red River Valley in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Guests travel back to the time when our bonanza farm homes dotted the wheat-blanketed plains and our general store was spilling over with merchandise.
The self guided tour includes authentic log cabins, church, schoolhouse, train depot, and bonanza farm mansion. Each building is filled with period furnishings and artifacts. In addition Bonanzaville features a main museum housing Native American artifacts, dolls, world war memorabilia and much more. Also vintage automobile, tractor and airplane museums are a part of the village.
While Bonanzaville is a fun place to visit anytime of year - keep watch on their website and visit when they have special events such as Pioneer Days in August or Wild West Jamboree in July.
Event: Pioneer Days
Location: Bonanzaville USA
August 20 & 21, 2005
$7 adults / $4 children
The region's longest running festival of our heritage features pioneer demonstrations and food, costumed interpreters, live musical entertainment, children's activities and a fantastic parade of vintage automobiles and antique tractors.
The Fargo Air Museum is located near Hector International Airport in the northern part of the city and opened in July 2001. The museum includes many historic military and civilian airplanes of which 90% are in flying condition. There is also a full-scale replica of a Wright brother’s flyer. Saturday afternoon in the restoration area local aviation enthusiasts gather to restore and build various airplanes. Also with the museum is a small gift shop.
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon to 4:00 pm
Under Age 4 are Free
Not close enough to Hollywood? Close enough to Fargo? Well come on in (actually out) and visit the Fargo Walk of Fame fashioned after the slightly more famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, local Fargo businessman, Mike Stevens, decided to start collecting hand and/or foot prints of famous or not so famous celebrities as they happened through Fargo. Names such as Bill Gates, Bert and Ernie, Tiny Tim, KISS, George Bush have all immortalized their visit to Fargo by getting plastered. You know what I mean.
The Walk of Fame used to be located in downtown Fargo outside a print shop, but it has gotten way too big for that with almost 100 of these plastered wonders. Located just outside the entrance to the very modern looking Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center one can take a short walk around and take in the sights.
Handprints from Bill Gates, Bert and Ernie and Jethro Tull in attached pictures.
On my 3rd night in town and after a full day of training some of our technicians (some who came from 3 hours away and were staying the night) the local management put together an evening at
NORTH AMERICA'S LARGEST BILLIARD AND POOL HALL. Although it doesn't have the most tables, its does have the biggest area which includes billiard and pool tables, private dining rooms with pool tables and TV's, a pool classroom to sharpen up your game, a bar, a snack area and on some nights local entertainment.
I arrived a little late, so didn't play any pool. Stayed to have dinner which is your typical bar food, but if you are looking for something to do on a cold winter night in Fargo, this would be better then going back to your hotel room.
Sorry, no pictures. Left my camera at home. But take a look at the website which will give you a good idea of the place.
What really makes Fargo a fun City to visit or live in is the people. I live downtown and the possibilities for fun are endless. There is always something free to do as we have all kinds of things such as German Fest,. Staying Downtown is actually a relaxing place to live. You can walk at night from your Hotel Donalson or the Raddison to name a couple. It has a secluded feel. Babs Seattle Coffee shop has a trendy flavor with resonable prices and even entertainment at times. There are several coffee establishents and Bars with different flavors. Live jazz and the Hodo lounge. Metro Drug has a friendly pharmacey staff, The Fargo Theater is a renovated retro style that is a must see with tickets under 10.00. They have legal black jack gambling in every drinking establishment if you feel lucky.
There are all kinds of unique shops to browse. At night it reminds me of the french quarter in New Orleans. People walking from club to club. There are nice benches all along Broadway to sit and rest while people watching, nice trees and plants everywhere. The oldest park in Fargo, Island Park is right down broadway going south. The sidewalks wind through the park that has some huge trees that canopy the area with statues, huge playground, huge swimming pool, tennis. Perrigain Falcons nesting up high on Bank of the West. I recemend the VIP for lunch, Gourmet but not stuck up. Juano's Mexican is popular.
2005-2006 marks the 74th season of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. The organization has roots that go back to 1912, but the official charter was drawn up in 1931 under the name of the Fargo Civic Orchestra with Harry Rudd as conductor (from 1931 - 37), Sigvald Thompson (from 1937 - 74), J. Robert Hanson (from 1974 - 91), Joel Revzen (1992 - 2002) and Bernard Rubenstein (2003 - ).
Education has become an integral part of the Symphony's total program, providing service to students and schools within a 100-mile radius of Fargo-Moorhead. Music Director Bernard Rubinstein has a strong personal commitment to reinforce and expand the Symphony's role in music education within the community through his own visits and presentations to many different groups and schools.
The F/M area boasts a wide variety of local music talent. Mostly produced by the large high-school and college age residents, although not exclusively, punk, metal, alternative rock, jazz, and good old rock and roll are just a few of the styles commonly on display at evening venues.
This small museum located in the West Acres Mall - is easy to find and FREE to see.
The museum traces the career of legendary Fargo athlete Roger Maris.
As a New York Yankee, Maris gained fame when he hit 61 home runs during the 1961 season, breaking the longstanding record of the great Babe Ruth.
At the exhibit you’ll see actual film of Roger's last 12 homers of 1961, along with his uniforms, baseball equipment and other memorabilia.
Mall doors are open from
and from 10am-6pm on Sundays
Not just for kids; Adults can have fun too on the Go-karts, Play a round of Adventure Golf, Arcade, Try your hand swinging the bat in the Batting Cages, or rent one of the Party Rooms.
My husband and I enjoy hitting a few rounds of golf by the volcano waterfalls. But be sure to bring bug spray in the summer - the Mosquitos are fiesty and many.
The Fargo Air Museum opened in August 2001 and is committed to educating the public about aviation and its impact on society, preserve local aviation heritage, inspire the public about the freedom, thrill and exhilaration of flight, awaken patriotism in youth, and commemorate those before who have fought and sacrificed their lives for our country and our freedom.
Some of the aircraft that you will see includes F2G-1D – the world’s only flying SuperCorsair and one of the only three existing in the world; a Beech Staggerwing – aka “Queen of the Sky” is one of the all-time classic airplanes - uses in WWII on reconnaissance missions and to carry the generals.
There is always something new flying into the Fargo Air Museum.
You never know what might be happening at the Fargo Dome - could be a local NDSU Bison football game, or a concert, maybe some sort of local event like RibFest.
If you are traveling to the Fargo - Moorhead area just check out the dome's web site to make sure you're not missing out on anything fun.