Attractions in Fargo, ND
Amongst the other various things to do, Fargo features several key attractions for both residents and visitors to keep themselves entertained. These, combined with the local and regional events, restaurants and shopping make Fargo and the surrounding region an inviting place to live.
In Fargo, concert venues draw top musical acts, while theaters set the stage for live performances and museums and galleries showcase artful creations. Fun annual festivals round out the area's many entertainment options. Museums and Galleries
For Gen Eidem, a frequent theater-goer in Fargo-Moorhead, live dramatic productions “feed the soul,” she says. “Theater contributes to the quality of our life by energizing us and by providing a means for us to come together for a common reason. There is something totally magical about theater, and believe me, we don't have to fly off to NYC to find good productions. We have them right here in our area.” Art Appreciation
Fargo hits a home run with the Roger Maris Museum. Dedicated to the New York Yankee outfielder Roger Maris, the museum resides inside the West Acres Shopping Center, where shoppers are invited to take a break from the bustle and enjoy the legend of one of Fargo's most famous residents.
In 2000, film enthusiasts booked the Fargo Theatre for a Library of Congress Film Preservation Tour, and actress Janet Leigh was in attendance for the event. That tour served as a precursor to the Fargo Film Festival, which became a reality in March 2001 and has continued to be a cultural staple in Fargo every year since.
The primary mission at Fargo Air Museum is to educate, preserve and restore. The interesting attraction in the northern part of the city near Hector International Airport features many historic aircraft on display, most of which are still in flying condition. There is also a full-scale replica of a Wright Brothers flyer on display, and the museum also has a small gift shop.
North Dakota State Bisons home football games are played at the Fargodome, which is owned by the City of Fargo. The facility opened in December 1992 at a cost of $48 million and can seat 25,000 spectators for concerts, and 19,000 for college football.
Make a play date at the Children's Museum at Yunker Farm. The Museum, opened at Yunker Farm in 1989, helps connect parents and children through hands-on activities and exhibits designed to inspire families' creative sides.
A former fraternal lodge that opened in 1894 is today one of the nicest hotels in North Dakota. All 17 rooms at the modern Hotel Donaldson are suites and are priced at $170-$330 a night. Every suite is designed and decorated by local artists and are equipped with items such as Bose stereos, huge bathtubs and Aveda bath products.
A little bit of Norway can be found in Moorhead every day. The Hjemkomst Center is a multi-use facility owned and operated by the City of Moorhead, and hosts a variety of special exhibits and events throughout the year. The centerpiece of the facility is a permanently housed Hjemkomst Viking Ship that Moorhead resident Robert Asp built and dreamed of sailing from Minnesota to his Norway homeland.
It was way back in 1926 when Fargo Theatre first bowed as a cinema and vaudeville theater. Today, the restored landmark is becoming well-known for airing top independent and foreign films as well as attracting interesting stage acts.