If you're not from around there, the word Fargo is likely to bring up a picture of a bleakly cold town on the northern tundra - or more likely, the bloody 1990s movie by the Coen Brothers (although no scene in the movie was actually filmed there). The reality is far better. The city of 100,000 is filled with proud, resourceful people who like to ... Read more
work hard and play hard. It is indeed cold in the winter, but people are so well adapted they hardly complain, and they enjoy glorious summers. If you're interested in pioneer history, visit the fascinating Bonanzaville, a recreated village that shows what life was like in North Dakota in the 19th century. To get a sense of rural life in North Dakota today, check out the Red River Valley fair, and visit the arts, crafts, and livestock exhibits. Fargo is a college town and people love their sports – the Fargodome is home to the North Dakota State University Bison football, and the minor league Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks also play on the NDSU campus. But the best way to get to know this fun-loving middle American town is to visit one of its many hearty drinking establishments and chat it up with the uber-friendly locals over beer.
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  • Fargo Theatre
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  • Red River Zoo
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  • Scheels
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  • Marcus Century Cinema
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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

We go to Fargo at least once a year, and drive through it other times of the year. Located on the border between Minnesota and North Dakota, it's a great spot to stop on several trips. They do have some tourist stuff to do, but they also have a good shopping district and some good restaurants as well.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

I went to college in Fargo and I've heard all of the Fargo the movie jokes. Not that the jokes are all that far off, but it's not exactly like that. Not many people travel outside of their insulated cocoon and don't understand why anyone would want anything different.

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Burnley, Lancashire

Hicksville, USA, for want of a better term! Not very nice there - desolate and dusty as well as quite cold! The people are not bad but they seem to think that people like myself who have travelled are from another planet! Very set in their ways and I only hope that they've changed since the early 1980's.

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Nothin special about Fargo.

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Local from Fargo, North Dakota

We love Fargo, ND!

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Berlin, Germany

Not as exciting as the movie :)

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West Fargo
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