Fargo Moorhead West Fargo has a vibrant cultural scene and a rich arts offering, from museums to galleries, dance, theater and more. If you’re an adventurer or outdoorsman, we definitely don’t lack activities to get you out and about. And if you enjoy the simple things in life, we’ve got plenty of libraries, golf courses, shopping, movies, restaurants, breweries and local hidden treasures to check out.
Get out and about!
There are many outdoor offerings in this region. Take a trip to the lakes for fishing (whether in summer or winter!), camping and relaxing, or trek out to the country for hunting, hiking, even horseback riding. In the winter, hit the slopes for skiing or snowboarding. And all an easy, short drive from the city.
Looking to go a little further? Both North Dakota and Minnesota have beautiful parks to explore and an endless number of exciting road trips just down—or up—the interstate. Go off the beaten path and discover even more vibrant communities calling this region home.
Find an event
Below are a few resources to learn more about what’s happening in the metro area all year long and get the most up-to-date information and listing of all the community events.
Dine & drink
Foodies, find your place here! While we may be situated in the Midwest, there is no shortage of world flavors ready to be served up in the metro. We’ve got authentic Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern, sushi shops, pizza parlors, trendy takes on classic cuisine, fine dining and so much more. You’ll never go hungry here.
The craft beer and brewing scene is hot, with numerous local establishments committed to creating local brews—we’ve even got a whiskey distillery and plenty of hand-crafted cocktails. And with fun events (including yoga!), live music, trivia, tours and tasting rooms, there are plenty of places to fill your cup and your plate.
Looking for something a little more family friendly? Stop in a number of local coffee shops, candy companies or any of the three ice cream shops that opened downtown just this past summer. Year round, you can stumble upon fun food trucks and pop-up shops, too.
Parks & Recreation & Leisure
Fargo Moorhead West Fargo is home to 175 public parks covering more than 3,000 acres, with 99 miles of biking and hiking trails. Check out the facilities to get your fix of swimming, tennis, disc golf, ice skating or other activities. You’ll also find several businesses offering fun for the family, including roller skating, bowling, public pools, gyms, a trampoline park, batting cages and more. And of course there are classes, festivals and events year round to keep your family active and engaged.
Places, programs and activities are available at the area's parks. You'll find options for children, youth and adults alike for recreation, relaxation and socialization. Lindenwood Park in Fargo also offers a campground and RV parking.
- Fargo Park District
- Moorhead Parks and Recreation
- West Fargo Park District
- F-M Metropolitan Council of Governments
Five area state parks provide year-round outdoor recreation activities within a short driving distance of Fargo Moorhead. Most state parks provide camping, swimming, boating/canoing, fishing and hiking/biking/snowmobile trails.
- Buffalo River State Park (15 miles east of F-M)
- Itasca State Park (115 miles northeast of F-M)
- Maplewood State Park (55 miles southeast of F-M)
Arts & culture by the numbers
1 creative arts incubator
1 professional opera
1 ballet company
1 historic movie theatre
2 youth symphonies
3 instrumental bands
4 adult choruses
3 youth choruses
16 theatre programs/companies
10 art galleries
3 film festivals
2 publishing houses
Multiple film companies
Hundreds of individual artists
…and so much more!
Source: The Arts Partnership, 2018