Surrounding Area

Wimbledon:

Wimbledon’s Midland Continental Depot Transportation Museum Featuring Peggy Lee

The Midland Continental Depot was once home to jazz singer Peggy Lee. Today, its exhibits chronicle her life and the history of the Midland Continental Railroad.

  • Location: 23 miles north of Jamestown on Highway 20 and 9 miles east on Highway 9. 401 Railway St. Wimbledon, ND 58492
  • Hours: Summer: Daily 1:00pm-4:00pm (Other times by appointment.)
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-435-2875 or 701-320-1020
  • Website: www.midlandcontinentaldepot.com

Cooperstown:

Griggs County Historical Society

Visit the Griggs County Historical Society to view historical accounts and artifacts from the early history of Griggs County. Includes recreations of shops, businesses, and churches, as well as a fossil display, working blacksmith shop, and Veterans Recognition Center.

  • Location: 25 miles east of Jamestown on I-94 and 37 miles north on Highway 1. Rollins Ave and 12th St. SE Cooperstown, ND 58425
  • Hours: Summer: Daily 1:30pm-4:30pm.  Winter by appointment
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-797-2992
  • Website: www.griggscountyhistoricalsociety.com

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site and Oscar Zero

This historical site tells the story of North Dakota’s experience during the Cold War, including the state’s role in intercultural relations and the effect of missile sites on the state’s culture. Peruse the exhibit America’s Ace in the Hole: North Dakota and the Cold War or receive a guided tour of the facilities, including the Launch Control Center, and behind the concrete blast door. 

  • Location: Oscar Zero Missile Alert Facility: 4 miles north of Cooperstown on Highway 45. November-33 Launch Site: 2 miles east of Cooperstown on Highway 200
  • Hours: Summer: Daily 10:00am-6:00pm. (Labor Day through October & April 1 to Memorial Day: Mon.-Thurs. and Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun: 1:00pm-5:00pm. Nov through March: By appointment)
  • Admission: Adult: $10, Child: $3, Students in supervised group: $1 each, Groups of 10 or more: $4 per person, Children 5 and under and members: Free
  • Phone: 701-797-3691
  • Website: www.history.nd.gov/historicsites/minutemanmissile/

Valley City:

Rosebud Visitors Center

Valley City’s visitor’s center houses Rosebud, an 1881 Northern Pacific Superintendent’s Railcar. In addition, it includes hands-on exhibits about local railroads and their role in developing the area.

  • Location: 34 miles east of Jamestown on I-94. 250 Main St. W Valley City, ND 58072
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm, Weekends during June-September: 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-845-1891
  • Website: www.hellovalley.com

 

Barnes County Historical Society

Barnes County Historical Society relatesthe history of Barnes County through a series of frequently changing exhibits, lectures, and events. It includes an HO scale model of the Hi-Line Bride, the shoes of the Largest Man in Dakota Territory, and a 1901 Oldsmobile that is the oldest registered car in North Dakota.

  • Location: 34 miles east of Jamestown on I-94. 315 Central Ave. N., Valley City, ND 58072
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-845-0966
  • Website: http://www.hellcreekrelicsvc.com/

Medicine Wheel Park

Take a walking tour of the solar system, learn about Native American history and see two solar calendars in person! Built by Dr. Joe Stickler and a generation of his students in 1992, the park continues to be an icon to this day. 

  • Location: 34 miles east of Jamestown on I-94. Exit 292 north to Winter Show Road, turn east. Then travel ½ mile and turn north.
  • Hours: Always open
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-845-7452
  • Website: http://medicinewheel.vcsu.edu

Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway

The byway stretches 63 miles along the Sheyenne River Valley, allowing for many possibilities; birding, fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, or simply viewing the spectacular scenery.

LaMoure

Toy Farmer Museum

The museum houses a gift shop, several exhibits, displays of unique farm toys made by custom builders, a complete collection of Ertl Precision tractors, and a large sandbox for children.

  • Location: 37 miles south of Jamestown on Highway 281 and 19 miles east on Highway 13. 7496 106th Ave. SE, LaMoure, ND 58458
  • Hours: Summer: Mon.-Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat. & Sun: Noon-5:00pm. (Winter: Mon.-Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat: Noon-5:00pm, Sun: closed.)
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 1-800-533-8293
  • Website: www.toyfarmer.com/museum

LaMoure County Museum

The museum includes two stories of historical items, an annex of larger artifacts, and a one-room school house.

  • Location: 37 miles south of Jamestown on Highway 281 and 19 miles east on Highway 13. LaMoure County Memorial Park
  • Hours: Saturdays 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-883-6040
  • Website: www.lamourend.com/tourism.htm

Edgeley

Whitestone Hill Battlefield

On September 3, 1863, General Alfred Sully attacked a tipi camp of Yanktonai, Dakota, Hunkpapa Lakota, and Blackfeet, as part of the Dakota Conflict of 1862. Millitary causalities were light, but the camp was devastated. Today, Whitestone Hill State Historic Site marks a portion of the battlefield, a small museum,and two monuments to the dead. There is also a picnic area nearby with a shelter, table, pit toilets, and parking lot. 

Ellendale:

The Coleman Museum

The Coleman Museum houses artifacts and memorabilia relating to the history of Ellendale.

  • Location: 63 miles south of Jamestown on Highway 281. 50 Main St. Ellendale, ND 58436
  • Hours: Tuesday: 4:00pm-8:00pm and Friday: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-349-4329
  • Website: www.ellendalend.com

Ellendale Opera House

Ellendale’s Opera House has a rich history as a stage for traveling troupes and musicians. Today, it still puts on a number of varied shows and events. In recent years a dedicated group of volunteers called O.P.E.R.A., Inc. has worked hard to raise funds and restore the Opera House.

  • Location: 63 miles south of Jamestown on Highway 281. West Main Street, Ellendale, ND 58436
  • Hours: Stop by Crabtree Insurance or the Calico Cat to arrange a tour.  These businesses are also located on Main Street, west of Hwy 281 and near the Opera House.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-349-3633 or 701-349-3178
  • Website: www.ellendalend.com

Steele:

Sandy the Sandhill Crane

Steele boasts the world’s largest Sandhill Crane; named Sandy, it stands at 40 ft. high.

  • Location: 58 miles west of Jamestown on I-94
  • Hours: Always open
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-475-2805
  • Website: www.steelend.com

Medina:

Medina Visitors Center and Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Visit one of America’s oldest wildlife refuges at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge! NWR provides breeding ground and habitats for over 293 bird species, and includes Chase Lake, native prairie, nesting cover, and dense wetlands. Most of the land has remained unaltered since settlement times.

  • Location: 28 miles west of Jamestown on I-94
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-486-3162
  • Website: www.medinand.com

Medina Heritage Museum

The Medina Heritage Museum was created in 1986 by a group of dedicated history buffs, and was later renovated by a group of volunteers. It continues to be staffed by volunteers to this day, and has expanded to allow the storage of more items and artifacts.

  • Location: 28 miles west of Jamestown on I-94. On the north side of Medina Park and Campground.
  • Hours: Summer: Sundays: 1:00pm-4:00pm or by appointment
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-486-3114
  • Website: www.medinand.com

Carrington:

Foster County Museum

Foster County Museum houses photographs, display cases, agricultural equipment, historical records, and a one-room school house that welcomes tours.

  • Location: 42 miles north of Jamestown on Highway 281/52. 2nd St. and 16th Ave. Carrington, ND 58421
  • Hours: Sunday afternoons and by appointment
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 701-652-1313
  • Website: www.carringtonnd.com

Dakota Sun Gardens and Winery

Enjoy a glass of wine or the gorgeous flower gardens at Dakota Sun Gardens and Winery! The Winery contains a deck, wine tasting room, and several fruit plots. The staff is happy to provide information about their berries for those looking to plant their own on smaller acreages.

New Rockford:

The Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts

DPRCA is dedicated to providing artistic and cultural experiences to North Dakota. Its Opera House complex includes a theater, coffee shop, wine bar, gift shop, and dance studio.

  • Location: 59 miles north of Jamestown on Highway 281. 818 Central Ave., New Rockford, ND 58356
  • Hours: Show times and classes vary
  • Admission: Shows and classes vary
  • Phone: 701-947-2174
  • Website: www.dprca.com