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Five Must Visit Places In Fargo, North Dakota

By Edited Dec 8, 2013 0 0

North Dakota is one of the 50 states in the United States of America. North Dakota has several towns and cities. However, Fargo, North Dakota is deemed to be the largest city in this state. It has an estimated population of 99,200 in 2008. This city is located in a flat region known as the Red River Valley. The land around this city is very fertile making it ideal for agricultural uses. Moreover, this city is considered the retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and educational hub of the state. It is also in this city that you will find the North Dakota State University, one of the largest universities in the area. Since it was founded in 1871, the label "Gateway to the West" has never been changed.

If you are not a local and is just visiting Fargo then you might want to consider dropping the following places:

1. Children's Museum at Yunker Farm. This museum is located in the Newton Whitman farmhouse that was founded in 1876. The farmhouse was then turned in to a museum in 1989. Since then the museum is run by a group of volunteers which are very willing to show the children around and engage them in different learning activities. The museum also offers exhibits like the Construction Zone and Planetarium, and the ABC garden. Several nature trails are also available for the children to explore. This is indeed the best place to take your children whenever you are driving down the city.

2. Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center. What you will find in this center is an amazing collection of memorabilia and photos that have their own story to tell. When you get inside the center, you will find an exhibit that tells you the story of Mr. Robert Asp and his hand built, 76-foot replica of a Viking ship known as the Hjemkomst. The ship was used by Mr. Asp and his crew to cross the Atlantic in the 1980s. In addition to that, there is also a replica of the Norwegian stave church along with the Red River Valley exhibit, which tells the story of the region' history.

3. Fargo Dome. This is the venue for anything big. Over the years this 20,000 seat Fargo Dome has hosted numerous events. Concerts that feature big names like Kenny Rogers and Rolling Stones were held in that dome. In addition to that, this dome also became the venue for Broadway-scale productions like The Sound of Music, Lord of the Dance, and Defending the Caveman. The Fargo Dome is also the preferred venue for tradeshows because of its wide land area of 120,000 square feet.

4. Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera. This opera house is the venue for grand scale musicales. In addition to that, this company has provided the region with world class musical talent and productions that can rival that of Broadway.

5. Plains Art Museum. If you like paintings and art then the Plains Art Museum is the perfect place. This museum features works of famous artists all over the country. This museum does not focus on presenting one kind of art only. This museum features various art forms from paintings to sculptures to photographs and then to paper art.

Fargo, North Dakota is a city that has a lot to offer. All year round there is something new that you can stumble upon while cruising around this city. With all the attractions you will certainly enjoy your vacation.



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