Fargo, ND
North Dakota
By Anne T. Parker

The City of Fargo will be forever commemorated by the movie Fargo, produced by the famous Coen brothers.  While the movie put the city on the map of public consciousness, Fargo has long been known as one of the friendliest places in America. It is the largest city in North Dakota and forms an important cultural and economic hub with its twin city, Moorhead, Minnesota. The two cities lie on the opposite banks of the Red River North and the area is commonly referred to as Fargo-Moorhead. The Fargo area offers a wide range of cultural events, museums, sports, entertainment, restaurants and shopping. Fargo is also recognized as having one of the country’s Top 10 revitalized Downtown area.

Fargo is easily accessed by flying into Hector International Airport (FAR). Hector International Airport is just three miles from the Fargo Central Business District. WhatsCheaper.com can help book your next trip to Fargo, North Dakota. Please follow this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to reserve your flight to Fargo, North Dakota, with WhatsCheaper.com. There are also a wide range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets in the Fargo area. You can follow this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to view WhatsCheaper.com’s suggested hotels in Fargo.

When visiting Fargo, Whatscheaper.com recommends spending time in the award-winning revitalized downtown area. While in Downtown Fargo, you’ll want to visit Dempsey’s Public House, an authentic Irish pub with nightly live entertainment. Experience fine dining at Monte’s, where you’ll find an exquisite array of gourmet delights. Downtown Fargo is the place to shop for unique gifts. Visit Boucle Yarn Studio for a variety of fine yarns, needles and patterns. Stop by C. Lizzy’s for American handmade gifts, art and hom décor. For the musician, the Christian Eggert Violins store showcases some of the finest instruments made and available at affordable prices. Frontier Americana boasts “guns and gear of the American frontier” and is the place to shop for a nostalgic piece of history. The Little Black Dress sells overstocked designer women’s clothing at discount prices; and at the Revolver, you’ll find all things vintage. These are just a few of the unique choices available in quaint Downtown Fargo.

For outdoor recreational activity, you can’t beat the Fargo-Moorhead area. With both cities straddling the Red River, scenic water views, fishing and biking are popular pastimes for residents and visitors.  Dike State Park is a great place to stroll along the River and take in the beauty. Dike West Park offers a large skate park, basketball courts, and a sledding hill during the winter months. At Lindenwood Park, you can rent a variety of standard and unusual bikes and cycles at Trailpath Rentals for a memorable bike ride along the Red River. For the fishermen, early Spring is the time to angle for trophy walleye pike along the Red River in Fargo. The Red River Zoo is located on 30 acres and features 80 different animals and endangered species. You can also stroll Fargo’s celebrity “Walk the Walk” and see more than 110 handprints and footprints in cement from well known icons such as Garth Brooks, Neil Diamond, KISS, Debbie Reynolds, Alice Cooper, Richard Simmons, Bill Gates, and Governor Jesse Ventura.

Cultural activities also abound in Fargo. Take time to visit Bonanzaville USA, the region’s largest historical attraction. Bonanzaville features the Pioneer Prairie Village and Museum, with over 400,000 artifacts from the Pioneer days. Moms and Dads won’t want to miss taking the kids to the Children’s Museum, which offers more than 50 exhibits and hands-on activity for the whole family. The Children’s Museum is situated on 55 acres and includes a miniature train, carousel, pumpkin patch, nature trails, an alphabet garden, and a host of other fun and educational activities. Across the River in Moorhead, you can visit the replica 76-foot, hand-built Viking Ship at the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County. Movie and theater buffs won’t want to miss the 1926 restored Fargo Theater. This is the only vintage movie palace with a vaudeville stage in the area. It is a registered historic landmark and features the “Mighty Wurlitzer,” a restored theater pipe organ. The Fargo Theater has become a much sought after destination for both independent and foreign film makers.

And, of course, no trip to Fargo would be complete without visiting “The Woodchipper," the original movie prop for the movie that made this city famous. The Woodchipper is housed at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center and offers numerous unique photo ops.

For a fun-filled vacation that is sure to please the whole family, visit Fargo, North Dakota and be prepared to be treated like a friend!

MUST SEE IN Fargo, ND LIST:

  • 1. Fargo Air Museum
  • 2. Roger Maris Museum
  • 3. Fargodome
  • 4. Fargo Moorhead Symphony
  • 5. Osgood Golf Course
  • 6. Red River Zoo
  • 7. Fargo Civic Center
  • 8. Thunder Road Amusement Park
  • 9. Celebrity Walk of Fame
  • 10. Children's Museum of Yunker Farm

Fargo, ND EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Midwest Viking & Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival - June
  • 2. Ribfest - June
  • 3. Blues Festival - July
  • 4. Red River Valley Fair - July
  • 5. Island Park Craft Show - August
  • 6. Lobster & Lefse Festival - September
  • 7. Fargo Fest - September
  • 8. Big Iron - September
  • 9. Women's Showcase - October
  • 10. North Dakota AG Show - November

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Fargo
2021 16th Street North, Fargo, ND
By Chris McCarthy

When traveling, it’s nice to know there’s a place that offers comfortable accommodations. Homewood Suite by Hilton in Fargo wants to be your home away from home.  Two miles from the Hector International Airport, the hotel is also just a short drive away from many city attractions including the Red River Zoo, Fargo Air Museum, and Bonanzaville USA. There is complimentary shuttle service to the airport, as well as local attractions, restaurants, and businesses. Check in time is 3 p.m.; check out is noon.

Your expertly designed suite is built to pamper you with dreamy queen or king beds, sofa bed, comfy chairs, two flat panel TVs, two phones with voice mail, and complimentary high speed internet. The well-equipped designer kitchen includes a full size refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher, and a granite eat-in bar. If you aren’t the Julia Childs type, a hot breakfast buffet is served daily at the Lodge and the Welcome Home Reception – a complimentary light dinner plus beverages - is a favorite of the regulars. The friendly front desk staff can also tell you about the great area eateries and make reservations.  Laundry/Valet service is offered but for quick touch-ups, an iron and board is provided. Coin-operated washers and dryers are on-site. Conduct business right from the suite with two voicemail-enabled phones and complimentary high speed internet. Or use the business center for faxing, photo copying, and meetings.

In your down-time enjoy the indoor swimming pool with whirlpool, shoot some hoops, or get fit in the fitness center. Got kids? Homewood has children’s activities, cribs, and high chairs. Plus, that second in-room TV could come in very handy. They will love the Suite Snack Shop and picking out souvenirs at the gift shop.

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