10 Best Rainy Day Activities in North Dakota!

Did you know that some of North Dakota’s highest-rated activities are ones you can do indoors? From the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor’s Center in Fargo to the Ralph Engelstead Arena in Grand Forks, here are the 10 best rainy day activities in North Dakota.

Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND

If you’re a hockey fan, there’s no other place to enjoy the game than Ralph Engelstad Arena. Cheer for the University of North Dakota’s hockey team as they play alongside top-rated college hockey teams in the country. The arena also hosts basketball and various concerts.

Fargo-Moorhead Visitor’s Center, Fargo, ND

This place has been quite the tourist spot, thanks to the film Fargo and the FX series with the same name. There are many items from the film and series, some of which are are signed by cast members. Make sure you stop by the gift shop, where you can buy various souvenirs from the movie and series.

North Dakota State Capital Building, Bismarck, ND

The North Dakota State Capital Building is one of the most stunning buildings in the state. It’s the largest building on the strip in Bismarck, and the inside is full of expertly crafted woodwork, glamorous stone, and gorgeous metal. Art Deco fans will especially love this building.

National Buffalo Museum, Jamestown, ND

The National Buffalo Museum is the perfect place for anyone who wants to go back in time. The museum allows you to venture through an old western town and meet a massive bison. The 60-ton cement bison sculpture is the world’s largest of its kind.

Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, Medora, ND

The Chateau de Mores commemorates Antoine de Vallombrosa, the Marquis de Mores. He founded the town and named it after his wife, Medora. The chateau not only gives you a glimpse of the Marquis and his life but also the town's history.

Dakota Territory Air Museum, Minot, ND

If you’re a plane enthusiast, you’ll love the Dakota Territory Air Museum. There are countless exhibits and aircraft from throughout history. The museum is slated tol reopen in May 2023.

Dickinson Museum Center, Dickinson, ND

The Dickinson Museum has countless local history and natural history exhibits, so plan to stay at least a few hours. Guests love the gemstones, dinosaurs, and decades’ worth of historic artifacts. If you have any questions, the staff is friendly and happy to help.

Barnes County Historical Society Museum, Valley City, ND

The Barnes County Historical Society Museum is a little hidden gem filled with unique exhibits, such as old cars, fossils, local history, and world history. They frequently update their collections, so you’ll never see the same thing twice.

Maple River Winery, Casselton, ND

Casselton is a bit of a drive from Fargo and other major North Dakota cities, but this winery alone is worth it. This woman-owned winery provides free wine samples during every tour. All wines are made with locally-grown fruit and taste fresh.

Northern Lights Art Gallery, Mayville, ND

The Northern Lights Art Gallery is at Mayville State University but is open to the public on certain days. The gallery shows many local artists in North Dakota and even some students. The gallery is free, and refreshments are provided.

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