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