Fargo North Dakota
Footbridge crossing over the Red River
Historic train display at Bonanzaville
Looking up at the historic art deco theater downtown
Admiring artwork at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead
View of Northen Pacific Avenue downtown
Enjoying a meal in the hip atmosphere at Vinyl Taco
Old railway water tower in front of the Fargo-Moorhead complex
The Hopperstad Stave Church at the Hjemkomst Center
A small, lively city made famous by the ‘Fargo’ film
A Nod to Nordic Heritage
Explore Fargo’s deep Scandinavian roots at The Hjemkomst Center, which features exhibits about the culture and heritage of the community. Marvel at attractions like the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, a replica of a real Norwegian structure. If you visit in June, attend the Midwest Viking Festival and Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival in next-door Moorhead, where musicians, craftsmen and chefs bring the Viking age to life.
Fargoans are proud of their impressive range of museums, which include the Fargo Air Museum, Bonanzaville pioneer village, Plains Art Museum, Roger Maris Museum (in honor of the legendary New York Yankees baseball player) and the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm. Stop at the Walk of Fame at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center to see handprints of more than 100 celebrities who have visited Fargo, including Garth Brooks, Chubby Checker, Alabama, Aerosmith and Toby Keith. Other top attractions include the Red River Zoo and the Fargodome, which features a variety of exciting sporting events. Outdoor enthusiasts can kayak or fish on the Red River or explore more than 300 kilometers of bike paths.
Don’t forget to fashion an itinerary that pays homage to the movie “Fargo.” The most popular prop from the film is the infamous wood chipper, which can be seen at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center along with other memorabilia. See the Woodchip Marge statue at the Fargo Theatre and watch the movie there, or go to one of the establishments offering food- and drink-related movie tie-ins. Try the Woodchipper IPA at Rhombus Guys Pizza, Woodchipper Rhubarb Wine at Maple River Valley Winery or the chocolate-covered potato chips called “chippers” at Carol Widman’s.
Two for the price of one: Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, on opposite sides of the Red River, are considered one metropolitan area.