DescriptionFounded in 1872, Fargo was named for William George Fargo of the Wells Fargo Express Co. The city is located in the fertile Red River Valley, the bed of prehistoric, glacial Lake Agassiz. Fargo shares close ties and the title All-American City with sister city Moorhead, Minn., across the Red River.
Recreational facilities, including skating rinks, swimming pools and nine golf courses, are found in some 80 area parks, many of which offer free performances, concerts and craft exhibits throughout the summer. Thunder Road Family Fun Park , 2902 Thunder Rd., offers go-carts, miniature golf, laser tag, an arcade and children's rides; phone (701) 282-5151.
The Historic Fargo Theatre , 314 Broadway, is a renovated 1926 Art Moderne structure originally built to be a silent movie house. In addition to live performances, it shows art and classic films as well as the occasional Hollywood blockbuster; phone (701) 239-8385. More than 100 signatures and other remembrances left by notables can be seen at the Fargo Celebrity Walk of Fame, in front of the convention and visitors bureau. Big-name entertainment events take place at the FargoDome, about 5 minutes north of downtown at 1800 N. University Dr. (at 19th Avenue).
Visitor InfoFargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau 2001 44th St. S. FARGO, ND 58103. Phone:(701)282-3653 or (800)235-7654
Self-guiding toursBrochures describing historic sites and other attractions are available from the convention and visitors bureau.
ShoppingMore than 125 stores, including Herberger's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears, are at West Acres Shopping Center, I-29 and 13th Avenue S. Scheels , 1551 45th St. S., offers a vast selection of gear for outdoor enthusiasts and also has a laser shot gallery and various sports simulators. A vintage Ferris wheel also keeps the kids entertained.
Things to SeeBonanzaville
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center