Photo credit: North Dakota Tourism

NEW! Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center

The NEW Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center will be a circular structure built inside a concrete medicine wheel, an American Indian spiritual symbol. The $1.6 million first phase will be a semicircular design that can be added on to in the future. It is scheduled to open Spring 2019.

More Culture & Heritage in North Dakota


United Tribes International Powwow. Photo credit: North Dakota Tourism

United Tribes International Powwow will celebrate its 50th anniversary September 6-8, 2019!


Sitting Bull portrait at North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Photo credit: North Dakota Tourism

Portrait of Sitting Bull is on display at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck.


[VIDEONational Native American Heritage Month

Just as the name “Dakota” means “friend” or “ally” in the Lakota language, the hand of friendship and hospitality is extended to you as you journey here to explore the reservations and discover the beauty of Indian culture. Join us as we celebrate National Native American Heritage month this November in North Dakota.

Buffalo Trails Tour in North Dakota. Photo credit: North Dakota Tourism

Buffalo Trails Tour in North Dakota

At the center of the Northern Plains is a rugged section of Badlands, buttes and fertile grasslands where cattle and sheep graze, and the deer and antelope still roam. This region – bordered by the towns of Hettinger, N.D. and Lemmon, Bison and Buffalo, S.D. – is where Lakota and Dakota people conducted the last hunts of the majestic, wild buffalo that once roamed the grasslands in great herds. Learn more about the Legendary Buffalo Trails Tour.

Legendary Events in 2019

  • Fargo Marathon, May 13-18, 2019
  • Medora Musical, June 1-September, 2019
  • North Dakota State Fair, July 19-27, 2019
  • Dickens Village Festival; Nov. 23-25; Nov. 30-Dec. 1; Dec. 7-8, 2018
  • Rough Rider Days; June 26-July 6, 2019

Featured photo credit: North Dakota Tourism

For more information, contact:
North Dakota Department of Commerce, Tourism Division
1600 E. Century Avenue, Suite 2
Bismarck, ND 58502 USA