Welcome to Fargo
Since most people know Fargo from the 1996 Coen Brother's film,
visitors to the city are often surprised to discover that there is
much more to Fargo than funny accents and snow. Home to several
universities, a minor league baseball team, several theatres, art
galleries and museums, a zoo and horse racing track, there is
plenty to see and do in Fargo.
A bustling city in its own right, Fargo is on the border of
North Dakota and Minnesota, and shares a metro area with the city
of Moorhead, across the border. With ten universities and colleges
between the two cities, the population of Fargo-Moorhead is always
young and energetic, and ensures a bustling nightlife.
Fargo is best visited in summer, as the winters are notoriously
harsh and inhospitable. It's not for nothing that buildings are
designed so that people need to go outdoors as little as
Fargo is a popular stop on road trips across the northern US,
and acts as a gateway to the outdoor pleasures and pursuits of
North Dakota, including hiking, canoeing, fishing, golfing,
horseback riding, biking and camping in summer, and snowmobiling,
skiing, and ice fishing in winter. A holiday in Fargo combines the
best of both city and country life, and makes an ideal destination
for those who can't decide.
Information & Facts
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.