Museums and Theaters in North Dakota

All Veterans Memorial in Bismarck

Theater and opera houses

Mystic Theater The Dickinson Mystic Theater is one of the oldest surviving cinemas in the United States. The Mystic Theater was built in 1914. The cinema, however, is no longer in operation, but on the list of historical buildings and it is being advised about a restoration.

Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks
The Chester Fritz Auditorium in the city of Grand Forks offers visitors concerts, dance performances and Broadway musicals. The Chester Fritz Auditorium is located on the University of North Dakota campus and serves as a lecture hall for the university at irregular intervals. It is affectionately called “The Fritz”.

Contact 3475 University Avenue
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9028

Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks
The Empire Arts Center in the city of Grand Forks was built in 1919, making it one of the oldest cinemas in the country. It was restored after the flood of 1997 and still functions as a cinema today. It continues to provide a stage for theater productions.

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Contact 415 Demers Avenue
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201

Fargo Theater
The Fargo Theater in the city of the same name, Fargo, was built in 1926 in Art Deco style and restored in 1999. Nowadays, the Fargo Theater is an important cultural hub in the city. Here entertainment offers can be used in the illusion of past times.

Contact 314 Broadway
Fargo, North Dakota 58102

Museums and exhibitions

North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck
The North Dakota Heritage Center is a history museum in the city of Bismarck. It opened in 1967 and is located on the State Capitol grounds. The museum’s permanent exhibition deals with the history of the state and the city of Bismarck, but also shows natural history exhibits and shows the natural history of the state and its living beings. In addition to its permanent exhibition, the museum also shows thematically changing exhibitions. One of the most interesting new acquisitions were mummified dinosaurs in 2008. And best of all: entry is free.

Contact 612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505

Plains Art Museum in Fargo
The Plains Art Museum in the city of Fargo is an art museum founded in 1965. At the time of its founding, it was initially called the Red River Arts Center before it was renamed the Plains Art Museum in 1975. The museum’s collection comprises approximately 3,000 objects of art that are mainly attributable to modern and contemporary art. But there are also works of Indian art. Highlights of the museum include works by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and George Morrison. Since 1996 the museum has been housed in the historic “International Harvestor” department store, which has an exhibition area of ​​56,000 m².

Contact 704 First Avenue North
Fargo, North Dakota 58102

North Dakota Museum of Art at Grand Forks
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located in the city of Grand Forks and is a museum of contemporary art. The museum is located on the campus of the University of North Dakota. The museum was founded in 1970 as the University of North Dakota Art Gallery, and the museum received its current name in 1981. Today, the museum exhibits its exhibits on an exhibition area of ​​approximately 1,500 m².

Contact 261 Centennial Drive
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202

Tofthagen Library and Museum in Lakota
The Tofthagen Museum in the city of Lakota near Grand Forks is a mixture of museum and library. The museum is housed in a building from 1927, which is worth seeing in itself. The highlight of the exhibition is surely the Sitting Bull peace pipe. Free admission.

Contact 116 B Avenue West
Lakota, North Dakota

Monuments and memorials

Sakakawea Statue in Bismarck
The statue of the Indian Sakakawea, who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter and others, is located on the grounds of the State Capitol. The 3.65 m bronze statue was inaugurated in 1910 and represents Sakakawea with her son as she looks west following the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Sakakawea has also been featured on the gold-colored 1 dollar coin since 2000.

All Veterans Memorial in Bismarck
The All Veterans Memorial in the city of Bismarck is a memorial on the State Capitol site dedicated to the memory of all citizens of the state who died in the wars. These are 4,050 in total and their names are engraved on a bronze plate. The monument was inaugurated in 1989. It is also very impressive when it is dark, because then it is illuminated.

All Veterans Memorial in Bismarck