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PLACE OF INTEREST
Fargo is where The Plains Art Museum exhibits regional, contemporary and Native American works in a revamped old warehouse. Modern and vintage airplanes are on display at the Fargo Air Museum, spread over 2 hangars. The nearby Fargodome is an indoor stadium hosting college football games, concerts and theatrical shows. Red River Zoo shelters cold climate species such as red pandas and gray wolves.
Red River Zoo: All the exhibits are incredibly clean and well designed. They do have a lot of great attractions. The wolves were big and beautiful and are very close to people. The farm area is well done. The otters’ slide was super impressive. Petting area was also fun. Do enjoy the bug barn and the Animal Hospital. They have a very nice indoor merry-go-round to ride on. Small fare to ride. Staff is very good, and they have animal talks and special events throughout the year. Also have red wagons for small children to ride in.
Fargodome: No wonder the Bison have such an impressive football record; the Fargodome offers the team a huge home field advantage! It is a great college football atmosphere that ranks with many Division 1 programs! A must experience for any football fan. They also host many top-tier entertainers as well!
Bonanzaville USA: Wow, they have done an amazing job of preserving the history of the Fargo area plus many American things. From the first building in Fargo, trains, train depots, cars, farm equipment, airplanes, clothes, churches, schools, homes, you name they have it! On top of that, there are exhibits going very in-depth about the history of a certain topic. The Doctor’s office, Jail, Bar, and Church were interesting. The farm equipment and the car display are interesting. Lots of nostalgic items. This has one of the best telephone museums ever. In addition to displays they have working phones where you can watch the equipment click and clack when you dial the number of a phone in the other room. They have phone repair tools, teletype machines and a lot of switchboards from local businesses. Many airplanes on display. Adding that to the auto museum and special buildings will keep you busy for the day.
Red River Market: This is my favorite thing to do on Saturdays from July through October. There is always great food from a variety of ethnic vendors. You can find local beers, coffee, fruits, vegetables and baked goods. Great entertainment too. A must to see in the FM area in the summer/fall. It is in the middle of downtown, so you can check out all the local shops when you are finished. There’s live music, a variety of food vendors (including Indian and African cuisine), and local farmers selling their produce.
The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm: The grounds and house offer an inviting, low-key environment for children and adults with them. Best for children under about 9 years. Children especially ages 3-9 would enjoy this. The carousel is to be enjoyed by the younger ones (50 cents). They also enjoyed the train ride ($1) which was twice around the track. Inside there are a variety of things to discover and do, including painting, imagination play, milking a cow, looking at skeletons, puzzles, music, food area, body area (x-rays, teeth etc.). It is a good learning place. It has a LOT of information that children (in the kindergarten and up range) would really appreciate more than the preschool age. However, there is a lot of little ones to enjoy and play on/in.
The Fargo – Moorhead Symphony: Offering concert programs comparable to what you would find in any larger city symphony orchestra season. Although they perform only 5 concerts per year, the repertoire is varied and broad. The orchestral playing is of the highest quality, and soloists who perform in the orchestra are nationally and internationally recognized musicians. Nice choice of venue and free 45-minute educational session before the opera for those who would like to learn more background on the composer and his music.
If visiting Fargo is on your special list of places to visit, just give Travelkatz a call at 352-277-7300 and we will make it happen for you.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck was named after Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck in an attempt to attract German investors to the Northern Pacific Railroad, for which Bismarck served as terminus. While the bid for investors was unsuccessful, Bismarck sent the railroad an autographed note of acknowledgement.
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum: The Heritage Center is a wonderful place to go for all ages. They have lots of exhibits with some exhibits changing several times a year. Lots of history and archive. It is beautiful inside. There is someone who greet you right when you walked in. The electronic kiosks are super great and are very helpful. The exhibits are phenomenal and fun to learn about. Children love the tree house play area as well as the dinosaur display. The auditorium is great and the gift shop wonderful. It’s free!
State Capitol Building: The capitol building is worth seeing as you can take a tour to the top floor and see for miles – all of Bismarck through the windows that go entirely around the top floor. The art deco style is lovely and the building is one of a kind. It looked like a tall office building. You might be a bit disappointed when you see the outside but It is a Beautiful Building. Very Beautiful on the inside! Your guide will not disappoint either as they are as good as they come. Built by the same people who did the Rockefeller Center in NY. It is located just across the street from the Historical Society. The wall of dignitaries is fun to see also. There’s also a history of how the first capitol burned down.
Bismarck Civic Center: This combines a museum and civic center. The museum is not only incredibly interesting and fun but also free. The dinosaur exhibits were very well done with several large models set up and hanging overhead. We also enjoyed the North Dakota cultural history exhibits and learned a lot about the state and early pioneer life. This center reminds some of the Smithsonian. Very interesting for kids and adults.
Missouri River: Has been the lifeblood for generations of Native Americans and sped Lewis & Clark on their journey to the Pacific so you can also trace the steps of Lewis & Clark. Great river for boating and sandbar activities. Traveling up and down this river is a great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Fishing, boating and tubing are awesome. Very nice recreation trail on the Bismarck side of the river that goes along the river for miles.
Former Governor’s Mansion: Not a “large” attraction but filled with period furnishings and history as shown through the many governors that lived here. The guide gave you extensive background on the mansion as well as lots of information on what is going on in Bismarck the day of you visit. it was built in about 1888. It is an old Victorian style mansion. It has 2 fireplaces, 2 bedrooms and a couple or bedrooms for the maids. Also, a Parlor with a piano and fireplace, A fancy dining room with a fireplace and a kitchen. Out in back is the carriage house, and there is a small museum inside. You can walk from the Heritage Museum to the mansion and then on to the Capitol after lunch – a wonderful day and a nice stroll in the neighborhood.
The Dakota Zoo: The zoo is always a wonderful attraction that keeps children interested. There are many places to stop and rest, as well as concessions, and a train ride. The children can purchase “snacks” to feed the animals. There is also a “barn” you can go into which holds educational exhibits for the children to participate in.
There are direct flights from TPA and Bismarck so just give us a call at 352-277-7300. Travelkatz will make this city visit a memorable one.
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