Fargo is a clean town with beautiful Victorian homes and a charm brought on by a city that knows how to age gracefully. With a population just shy of 90,600, "Fargo is a friendly, fresh-air place," according to Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine.
There's a plethora of shops in town, but perhaps the most interesting is Crafters Mall where there are over 250 displays of exquisite art work from the country's best artisans. There are also countless pubs and restaurants in the area that tickle the tongue with everything from pizza and fast food to Bosnian delights.
One stop that should be included on any tourist trip to Fargo is Bonanzaville USA. For over 30 years, this replica 1800s village has been educating visitors with over 40 buildings on 12 acres of land. Life in the Red River Valley could not be better portrayed. Other points of interest include: Fargo Air Museum, Plains Art Museum, and Fargo Theatre.
The Fargo Dome is home to cultural and sporting events throughout the year. The 20,000-seat arena, located on the North Dakota State University campus, hosts many big-name celebrities and Broadway shows as well as athletic competitions.
Fargo is charged with sporting fun. There are indoor and outdoor resources for almost every activity imaginable. The Sports Arena offers indoor walking tracks, ice skating, weight rooms and volleyball courts. Outdoor ice-skating is available at numerous locations throughout town, all with warming houses.
Fargo State Park has an awesome skateboarding park designed for all levels of skaters and bike paths. Indoor and outdoor tennis is found throughout the town, as well. Edgewood Chalet is a fun place to be in winter. With a warm fire glowing and a snack bar close by, it's the point of origin for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing.
Fargo has one of the best trail systems in the country with over 40 miles of scenic routes for walking, jogging, biking, and in-line skating. And there's even a dog park for Rover!
Fargo is located on the easternmost portion of I-94 in North Dakota.