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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 possible!

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.

The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame pays tribute to Native American and cowboy cultures, including trail drives, ranching and rodeo. This is where famous local cattlemen and rodeo stars will live forever. There is a lovely patio available to visitors and meeting rooms can be booked as well. As a great complement to the Hall of Fame, head to the Burning Hills Amphitheatre to watch the famous Medora Musical, which celebrates Old West life. The show runs nightly June through September. More info available at http://www.medora.org/musical/.

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