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The name Fargo is familiar to millions of people all over the world, thanks to the Coen brothers’ Oscar-winning 1996 film, and the hit TV series it inspired, although neither were filmed in the city itself. Unlike the sleepy, perpetually snowy town depicted on screen, North Dakota’s biggest city is in fact a delightful blend of modern urban bustle and old-world charm. You’ll find first-rate museums and historical attractions, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and an array of cozy, independently owned diners and dive bars, where you can enjoy the best of American hospitality.

Things to see

Housed in an imaginatively renovated, early 20th-century warehouse, the Plains Art Museum is Fargo’s premier cultural attraction. It boasts an incredible permanent collection, which places a strong emphasis on local and national modern and contemporary art, American Indian art, and traditional folk art. Highlights include masterpieces by the likes of Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Salvador Dali. If the weather’s fine, you can take a stroll down the Celebrity Walk of Fame. Here you’ll find the handprints of over 100 celebrities, including Neil Diamond, Debbie Reynolds, Bill Gates, Alice Cooper, and even Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie. Film buffs should swing by the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, and get a photo in front of the infamous woodchipper from the Fargo movie. You can then head to the stunning, art-deco style Fargo Theatre, which is home to an impressive wood-carved statue of the film’s beloved heroine, Marge Gunderson.

Hotels in Fargo

There’s an extensive selection of hotels in Fargo for you to pick from. You won’t find much in the way of opulent, 5-star luxury, but there are plenty of smart, modern, mid-range hotels, many of which are operated by leading international chains. You can expect amazing amenities like heated indoor pools, soothing spa tubs, state-of-the-art fitness centers, and cutting-edge business facilities, all for reasonable prices. If you’re not bothered about bells and whistles, there are also plenty of budget hotels and motels, which offer unbeatable value for money. Great perks like free continental breakfasts, WiFi, newspapers, and onsite parking may well be included in the cost of your room.

Where to stay

Most of the city’s hotels are conveniently located in Downtown Fargo. Here you’ll find no end of appealing ways to while away your time here. There’s a thriving independent shopping scene, with all manner of treasure-filled antique shops, galleries, fashion boutiques, and bookstores to peruse. Eating out is a joy, with an eclectic selection of restaurants offering home-cooked cuisine from every corner of the globe – take your pick from fragrant Thai curries, fiery Mexican tacos, authentic Italian thin-crust pizza, or succulent, all-American prime steak. There are also plenty of great hotels across the Red River in neighboring Moorhead. Often undersold as a suburb of Fargo, it is in fact an appealing destination in its own right, with fascinating attractions like the Comstock House, a lovingly restored Victorian-era home, built by pioneering US Representative Solomon Comstock.

How to get to Fargo

Hector International Airport is handily located just 3 miles from the city center. It’s served by regular direct flights from major US Cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Las Vegas. Once you land, Downtown Fargo is around 10 minutes away by car. Taxis are readily available at the airport, but if you’re planning on exploring beyond the city, hiring a car may be more convenient.