North Dakota

Every Year in ND is the Norsk Hostfest,  North America’s largest Scandinavian festival

North Dakota has a regional soup similar to chicken and dumplings called KNOEPHLA.available at the regional chain Krolls Diner and other places.


Winter in Fargo starts around September and Ends in May, so bring a jacket.  Moorhead is the sister city of Fargo across the river.

Alternative Paper-The High Plains Reader

Record stores:
Mothers-2421 10th Street S, Moorhead

Music Venues-

The Aquarium – 226 Broadway N, Second Floor, Fargo, ND 58102  (701) 235-5913
These venues tend to have accoustic music:
Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway
The Fargo Theater-314 Broadway
Atomic Coffee, 15 Fourth Street South, Moorhead
Harder acts play at these venues
Bowler’s-2630 University Drive, South-I am unclear as to whether this IS currently or just WAS a former bowling alley.  Either way, great idea for a venue.
21st Amendment-520 1st Avenue North
Kirbys-315 Main Avenue, Moorhead-with 5 dollar pitchers of Bud
Ralphs Corner-23 4th Street South, Moorhead

Regional Oddities
Fish Preserved in Lye, available at Sons of Norway-722 2nd Avenue
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips, available at Wildmans Candy store,21 8th Street South

Thrift Store-Dakota Boys Ranch-1004 4th Avenue North

Dance Club-I-Beam-1021 Center Avenue, Moorhead

Bismarck, ND



Little Cottage Café-1965 diner with german and american food including the regional Knoephla soup and open faced hot hamburger, hot ham or hot roast beef sandwiches all covered in beef gravy -2513 E Main Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501

Dickinson, ND


Country Rose Café- 837 E Villard St, Dickinson, ND 58601 (701) 483-2211-Awesome burgers and local specialties like the regional Knoephla soup.

Dunseith, North Dakota
Tourist Attraction
W’eel Turtle-Giant Turtle folk art made out of Wheel Hubs
details at oddity central.
Napoleon, ND
Eats-White Maid Diner & Bar-: 301 Main Ave, Napoleon, ND 58561-Open early, open late burger joint.
New Salem, North Dakota
Tourist Attraction
Salem Sue is a large fiberglass holstein cow sculpture located in New Salem, North Dakota.  The statue stands 38 feet high and is 50 feet long. It sits on School Hill near Interstate 94 off exit 127 S and can be viewed for several miles
Grand Forks, ND
Red Pepper “Home of the Grinder”-1011 UNIVERSITY AVE. GRAND FORKS ND 58203 MAP IT 701-775-9671-take a regular cold cut sub and add taco meat to it and boom, a grinder.  Also “taco burgers” ie a spicier loosemeat sandwich
Live Music-

The Ember -Coffee Shop and “creative venue” 8 N 3rd St, Grand Forks, ND 58203  (701) 203-2877

El Roco – 1730 13th Ave N #2, Grand Forks, ND 58203: (701) 772-6942-Casino with bands on occasion-Good burgers too


Mandan, ND

Eats-Frieds Family Restaurant-1010 Boundary St NW, Mandan, ND 58554-German food and american food Closed Sunday