Fargo first received international attention as the focal point of the movie "Fargo." However, the real city is so much more than just the movie, offering sports, festivals, arts, and theaters. What the city really wants to be known for is the warmth of its people. While the winter temperatures can get cold, the people are always warm and friendly. Hotel visitors can choose from inexpensive motels to mid-range hotels to nicer inns and suites that include all the amenities.
There are no less than fourteen different hotels that have banquet and meeting facilities in the area, including the American Lodge & Suites Moorehead Conference Center. The Fargo Convention Center can handle large venues including trade shows and corporate functions.
The restaurant selection runs the gamut from fast food like Burger King to local American-style restaurants like Big D's Bar and Grill. Cafe Aladdin serves Greek and Mediterranean fare, while Mezzaluna serves gourmet items like Pistachio-encrusted rack of lamb.
While there are many things to see and do in Fargo, the must-see is the Plains Museum. Guests will find this unusual art museum in the historic downtown district and will enjoy perusing the collection of local and national art.
While Fargo sports two major malls, the local shops have much to offer in the way of unique items. Prairie Petals, for example, sells decorative art made with dried flowers.
With two colleges in Fargo, the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota Moorehead, college sports are the main draw.