Title: 100 Things to Do in Fargo Before You Die
Author: Alicia Underlee Nelson
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
North Dakota’s largest urban enclave perches on the banks of the Red River of the North, just across from its sister city, Moorhead, Minnesota. This practical prairie community prizes grit, resourcefulness, and a DIY spirit. But there’s a whimsical side hiding under that stoic surface.
This is a place where you can ride an indoor Ferris Wheel at Scheels, take photos with macabre movie props and an oversized ice cream treat, color on the walls in the Art Alley, and do yoga in the snow at Frostival. Join a thunderous crowd cheering for NDSU (one of the winningest college football programs in the country), kick back with beer, crafts, and pinball at Brewhalla, view contemporary works in a sunny former tractor warehouse turned Plains Art Museum, and visit the Hjemkmost Center to see a dream transformed into a ship that sailed the Atlantic.
Family-owned restaurants, unusual shops, an eclectic art scene, and a calendar full of festivals showcase flavors and traditions from around the world and deepen the diversity of a place that’s been a cultural crossroads for centuries. Locally grown ingredients pop up on menus, in markets, and flavor the craft beers, wine, spirits, and ciders served all over town.
100 Things to Do in Fargo Before You Die shows you the city through a local’s eyes. Alicia Underlee Nelson has profiled communities throughout Europe, North America, and the Caribbean as a journalist, travel writer, radio correspondent, and the creator of prairiestylefile.com. Now she turns her attention to her home city, sharing insider tips, locals’ only spots, and detailed itineraries tailored by season and by traveler type.
What does it mean to be from somewhere? And how do restaurants, events, and even diversity of languages spoken create a sense of community? Alicia Underlee Nelson is a travel writer who's written for Thomson Reuters, The Food Network, Delta
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