Fargo Sights and Landmarks Guide, North Dakota
Fargo is not really a big tourist destination; but still there is enough to see and do in Fargo than in other North Dakota cities like Bismarck or Grand Forks. Fargo has some nicely built arenas and auditoriums, some interesting museums, parks and gardens, golf courses, a zoo, an amusement park and even a skating park. Whether you choose to visit Fargo sights on your own or go for an organized local tour, you are bound to like your short stopover in this city that is famously dubbed the ‘Gateway to the West’.
Fargo Sights – Architectural Attractions
Fargo sightseeing will essentially mean visiting area-attractions like the Fargo Dome, Fargo Civic Center, John E. Carlson Coliseum and the Urban Plains Center, etc. Each of these is an excellent piece of architecture in its own right besides being a venue of various socio-cultural and sporting events. The Fargo Dome and the Fargo Civic Center, for instance, are indoor exhibition halls while the John E. Carlson Coliseum and the Urban Plains Center are indoor arenas for skating and ice-hockey respectively. The 1926-built Fargo Theater is a classic example of Art-Deco styling and has a Vaudeville stage.
The North Dakota State University also makes it into this list of Fargo sights as much for its lush greenery as for the elegantly built structures within the campus.
Fargo Sights – Cultural and Historic Attractions
We will first introduce you to Bonanzaville. Bonanzaville, Fargo’s historic district spreads over 15 acres of land, giving you a clear picture of the life in the Midwest region during the past two centuries. The 40 or so buildings within the historic park include modest residential quarters in the form of log cabins to museums, school buildings and even churches.
The Fargo Air Museum is an aviation heritage museum and its exhibits include historic WWII aircrafts, experimental aircrafts and other aviation-related items.
The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm has a number of exciting exhibits like a children’s railroad, miniature golf-course, etc.
The Roger Maris Museum is a museum (within the West Acres Shopping Center) dedicated to the legendary New York Yankees’ player, Roger Eugene Maris, who spent a part of his life in Fargo.
Fargo also has an art museum, the Plains Art Museum, in the downtown area; the museum displays art-works of local and national artists. And while we are talking about art, we would like to add that Fargo also has an art gallery named Gallery 4, which is run by local artists.
Fargo Sights – Miscellaneous Attractions
Under this category we group Fargo sights, that is parks and gardens like the Red River Zoo, Rheault Farm and Thunder Road Family Fun Park. Both the Red River Zoo and the Thunder Road Family Fun Park are great family attractions, because they have enough to interest all age groups. The Rheault Farm too is a must-visit during festive seasons. Racing and sporting aficionados will like visiting venues like the North Dakota Horse Park and the Fargo Outdoor Skate Park.
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