Fargo Travel Guide

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Fargo Highlights

  • Pro
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     funny people good hearts,safe area to visit and live 

  • Con
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     Very Very Cold in the Winter 

  • In a nutshell
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     A sane place to live but a bit boring to visit 

Fargo Things to Do

  • Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center

    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...

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  • Lest We Forget

    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...

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  • Hjemkomst Center

    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...

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  • Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

    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...

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  • Bonanzaville USA

    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...

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  • Fargo Air Museum

    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...

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Fargo Restaurants

  • Steaks to Die For

    Texas Roadhouse is an American Steakhouse that specialises in Hand-cut steaks, ribs, fresh-baked bread all made from scratch. Each table has a complimentary bucket of peanuts and the service matched the high quality food, my steak was delicious and tender.Monday to Friday: 4.00 pm to 10.00 pmSaturday: 11.00 am to 11.00 pmSunday: 11.00 am to 10.00...

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  • Seafood at it’s Best

    Seafood cooking in a nautical themed restaurant, served in a comfortable, casual atmosphere, Red Lobster is a large chain of restaurants that operate in Canada, Japan and the US. The food here was great, along with the service. The prices are also very reasonable for the quality of food.Sunday to Thursday: 11.00 am to 10.00 pmFriday and Saturday:...

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  • Chicken at the Pizza Ranch?

    Started as a single store in 1981 at Hull, Iowa, Pizza Ranch is a Western-themed restaurant that specializes in pizza and chicken, the business has grown steadily and now has franchises in eight states.Sunday - Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmMarch 2011 Mile-long Buffet – all you can eat.Choose from; selection of pizza, various fried chicken,...

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Fargo Nightlife

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  • Downtown Fargo

    Wheather you're looking for a place to go dancing, an Irish pub, a hole in the wall, a sports bar, or a classy place, downtown Fargo offers you the widest variety of bars in th FM area. Pick one bar, or hop between them. They're all within walking distance.Dempsey's Irish Pub, Rooters Bar, Hodo Loungeý, Fort Noks, Old Broadway, OB Sports Zone, VFW,...

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  • Old Broadway

    If you're looking for a crowd of people, don't bother getting there until 11pm. A good crowd, but a college crowd....

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  • The Fargo Theatre.

    Beautiful Architecture and many movies we wish we would have seen in the theatres, or just barely remember from when we were kids. A fantastic fun night out.

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Fargo Transportation

  • Ride the Bus Around town

    When I was in town I did notice a few buses going to and fro and then saw this advertisement on a bench, so I figured even though I didn't have a need to ride the bus maybe others who did come to the Fargo-Moorhead area might have the need, so I thought I would drop a few lines of information so that you could be prepared.The website lists routes...

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  • Small, Compact, Convenient

    Hooray, I'm able to leave earlier on a Friday, to fly from Fargo to Chicago. I won't have to deal with the late Friday afternoon hassles at O'Hare. As I write this tip from the Fargo Airport - Hector Field let me tell you a little bit about the place.1) I've flown into Fargo at least a half dozen times now. They have 6 gates and in the 8 years...

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  • You need a car!

    You need a car - things are a ways from each other, and the city is not big enough for buses to take you where you want to go. I should qualify that. There are 10 bus routes in the city's transit system, but as for all smaller cities, they will not be very convenient.

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Fargo Shopping

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  • Milling about at the Mall

    West Acres Shopping Center is the largest shopping mall in North Dakota with over 120 stores and restaurants, including 4 major department stores; Herbergers, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. West Acres is newly renovated and has a 750 seat Food Court within the main entrance, a great place to chill, drink coffee and just people watch.West Acres is also...

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  • Back in business

    Indian Motorcycles are back on the road. My grandfather sold Indian Motorcycles years ago, so they have a built in fan here. Although I could not afford one and they are a bit big for me, I had to go sit on one. I did get the sweeter though LOL. Indian Motorcycles - better than a Harley! $30,000.00

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  • Shopping in Fargo?

    Need to shop in Fargo go to the states largest mall West Acres. It has lots of stores on anything your heart desires and a very big food court with a Dairy Queen and a McDonalds to name a couple places in the court.

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Fargo Local Customs

  • Business is Boomin' in Fargo

    While the United States and a lot of the western world has been suffering from the economic downturn the last few years there have been several pockets that have kept their head above water. One of these is the town of my latest business trip Fargo, North Dakota and its sister city Moorhead, Minnesota.A town of about 100,000 and a metro area of...

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  • July – Fargo Blues Festival

    The Fargo Blues Festival is a blues explosion that features 12 top bands over 2 days, now in its 16th year takes place on Friday July 29 and Saturday July30. Good food and beer it is held on the grass of the local baseball stadium. Camping is within walking distance.Friday Ticket: $20.00Saturday Ticket: $20.002 Day Ticket: $33.00email ...

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  • Locals talk normally

    I have lived in the Fargo Moorhead Community since I was 5 years old. Not only do we not say things such as "uuf-da" or "for neat" as was posted before me, but we are continually irritated by newcomers who try to talk that way. If you want to make friends easily in Fargo, DO NOT try to speak this way. It is like trying to make friends with someone...

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Fargo Warnings and Dangers

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    by bdwoot Written Jan 1, 2005

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    This is likely the only dangerous spot for two hundred miles in any direction. In the summer, homeless people attracted by the many rail connections to town and Minnesota's generous welfare system. I doubt anyone with sense would walk under the bridges at night even if you were in a town of 100 people, but it is worth noting that this is likely the only place I would avoid.

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Fargo Tourist Traps

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    by steedappeal Updated Sep 9, 2007

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    The only reason to spend time in the Downtown. Anchored by the Donaldson Hotel at one end and the historic Fargo Theatre at the other. About a 3 block walk of predictable bars and restaurants. A nice try, though.

    Unique Suggestions: Check out the inside of the Fargo Theatre and splurge for a drink at the Donaldson bar.

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Fargo What to Pack

  • Pack for the season, no it's not always...

    Yes it's true that winters here can be brutal. Temperatures do dip to -20 degrees for short periods in the winter months. But the idea that it is always cold here is a complete misconception. In summer months, temperatures routinely go above 100 degrees. So, if you are planning to visit, just be conscious of that and pack accordingly.

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  • Packing List

    Nothing special 1. Summer - mosquito repellant.2. Winter - long underwear, balaclava, gloves, wooly socks, insulated shoes, scarf, Carhartt's coat. Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.

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    Any time between the end of October to the end of April you may run into a bit of snow. Anytime between December and February it is too cold to snow, and your skin freezes from exposure in something like 30 seconds. Just keep in mind that fargo has one of the greatest tempature swings on this planet. It can be over a hundred degrees in the summer...

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Fargo Off The Beaten Path

  • Worlds tallest stack of empty oil cans.

    Got a squeaky tin man that needs to be oiled? Got the place for you.INFOWorlds tallest stack of empty oil cans.5 feet tall and 18 feet wide at the base. LOCATION15514 37th St. SECasselton, NDJust off the road, kinda tucked next to a factory. Look for the water tower.PRICEfree

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  • SS Ruby Boat Tour -

    Handicapped people can also ride the the boat - both the boat and boat ramp are easily accessible.S.S. Ruby is a custom designed, Coast Guard inspected, 18-passenger pontoon tour boat that operates on the Red during weekends as weather and river conditions permit. River Keepers owns the pontoon, and American Sports Outfitters lends operational...

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  • Isn't It All Off The Beaten Path?

    Any town I travel to I try to find some unique expressions away from the local tourist trade. The Fargo-Moorhead does not really have a tourist trade and is usually bypassed on the road between Minneapolis-St.Paul and the National Parks like Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. I suppose I could make a joke about the use of 2 towns to project an area...

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  • A weekend getaway

    Fargo offers us an opportunity to get away for a weekend. It is pretty quiet.Pretty bad that a city of 70,000 can afford the Fargodome (an enclosed football stadium), whereas Winnipeg at nine times bigger only has an aging outdoor stadium.Fargo has a new zoo that opened in 1999. We will have to tour it on our next visit.website:...

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  • It's not as cold as you think....

    It's not as cold as you think. Dress in layers, and remember that dry cold is a lot more tolerable than humid cold. In the summer, it is a short trip to the Minnesota lake district. In the winter, grab your skates as there are skating areas at all the elementary schools outside. I just moved back after a hiatus of eight years living elsewhere....

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