From the Great Plains to the rugged Badlands, North Dakota is a varied and idyllic natural retreat. Add in vibrant and charming Fargo, and you have the recipe for a getaway to a hidden gem that has it all. Named for the Fargo of Wells Fargo Bank, North Dakota's largest city has evolved over the years from a fur-trading post to a quirky and charming modern city.
Planning on visiting? The newly opened Radisson Blu Fargo is the perfect home base to explore this spunky city in the heart of the Midwest. Scroll down to read our top tips for your trip to Fargo.
From craft coffee to donuts to art galleries, downtown Fargo is bursting with things to do. This region has a strong connection to Viking and Scandinavian culture and has an impressive museum to prove it. Located just across the Red River in Moorhead, the The Hjemkomst Center even has a replica Viking ship like those that would have sailed all the way from Minnesota to Norway! If you’re looking for an interactive experience that people of all ages can enjoy, don’t miss Puzzled Escape Rooms. You have 60 minutes to unlock the codes and escape from a themed room. Are you up for the challenge?!
Built in 1926 as an art house cinema and vaudeville theatre, the beautiful Fargo Theatre has stood as a pillar of the arts for over 90 years. Besides it being the coolest spot in town to see a show or movie, it’s also the most photographed place in Fargo. Stop by for an iconic photo opportunity in front of its stunning marquee.
Planning on seeing a concert or sporting event while you’re in town? The FargoDome is the place to be. Less than a 10-minute drive from the Radisson Blu Fargo, the FargoDome is the home field of the North Dakota State Bison football team and frequently hosts major concerts like Taylor Swift, AC/DC, and Bruce Springsteen.
Whether you’re an amateur or an expert beer drinker, Fargo has a variety of craft breweries to sample while you’re in town. If you plan on visiting them all, don’t forget to pick up a crafts and drafts pass at Gallery 4 Ltd. You can collect stamps from each of the seven area breweries, and then bring the passport to the Visitor Center to receive a free t-shirt! Located just a quick 5-minute walk from the Radisson Blu Fargo, DCR Brewing Company and Wild Terra Cider are particular favorites.
From RibFest to the Red River Valley Fair, North Dakotans love to let loose in the summer and enjoy the sunshine. No matter what time of the year you’re planning on visiting Fargo, be sure to check out the city’s events calendar to see what unique and exciting fairs or festivals may be happening while you’re around.
With unbelievable views of the city, the Radisson Blu Fargo is an ideal place to stay whether you’re here for business or pleasure. Our convenient location places guests across the street from the Fargo Civic Center and less than three miles from the FargoDome.