10 Summer Adventures to Try in Fargo-Moorhead

DIY Summer Bucket List
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If you’re a long-time resident or a visitor to the Fargo Moorhead area, there’s no shortage of exciting activities.

So, to make the most of the season, why not create your own DIY summer bucket list?

Grab a pen and paper and get ready to go on a summer adventure!

10 Summer Adventures to Try

1. Discover the Red River Zoo

Start your summer fun by visiting the Red River Zoo, home to over 89 species of animals from around the world. From playful red pandas to pallas cats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this family-friendly attraction. Don’t forget to check out the zoo’s special events and programs, including behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters.

2. Explore the Plains Art Museum

Enjoy the vibrant arts scene of Fargo-Moorhead by visiting the Plains Art Museum. Housed in a historic warehouse, this contemporary art museum showcases rotating exhibitions, interactive installations, and works by local and regional artists. Be sure to visit the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden for more creativity and inspiration.

3. Cruise Along the Red River

Take to the water and experience the beauty of the Red River with a leisurely cruise or kayak adventure. Paddling along the river is a great way to relax and soak up the sunshine.

4. Try Local Cuisine

Treat your taste buds to the flavors of the Fargo-Moorhead area by sampling local cuisine. From classic comfort food to international delicacies, there’s no shortage of delicious dining options to choose from. A few of my favorites are 701 Eateries, Junkyard Brewing Company, The Toasted Frog, Vampire Penguin, and The Boiler Room. Also, check out our dining guides!

5. Stroll Through Downtown Fargo

Explore downtown Fargo and discover the area’s unique shops, boutiques, and galleries. From trendy clothing stores to quirky gift shops, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. Don’t forget to take a few photos with the popular murals!

6. Visit the Trails of Lindenwood Park

Lace up your shoes and hit the trails of Lindenwood Park, an oasis nestled along the banks of the Red River. With miles of wooded paths, lush greenery, river views, and plenty of playgrounds, it’s the perfect spot for outdoor adventure.

7. Attend a Local Event or Festival

Get in on regional summer fun by attending a local event or festival. Check out our events calendar for upcoming happenings!

8. Explore the Rail District of Dilworth, MN

Venture to the nearby hidden gem, the Rail District of Dilworth, MN. Discover its charming shops, coffee house, and eateries. This district offers a unique blend of old-fashioned charm and modern amenities. Take a leisurely stroll and soak up the small-town atmosphere!

9. Visit the Fargo Air Museum

Explore the world of aviation! Home to a collection of historic aircraft, artifacts, and memorabilia, this museum offers a glimpse into the rich history of flight. Don’t miss the chance to climb aboard a vintage plane and imagine yourself soaring through the skies.

10. Discover Brewhalla

Step into Brewhalla, a marketplace showcasing an assortment of local vendors, including shops like The Plant Supply and Unglued, alongside a tempting selection of food. Entirely composed of small businesses and an extension of the Drekker Brewing Company, serves as a busy place for community activity!

With diverse attractions, activities, and experiences, the Fargo-Moorhead area is the perfect destination for a summer filled with adventure.

By creating your own DIY summer bucket list, you’ll be able to make the most of the season and create fun memories along the way.

For more Summer Bucket List ideas, check out our full list HERE!

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Paiton Kartes
Hi there, I'm Paiton – a wife, mother, animal lover, and caffeine enthusiast (coffee is my weakness!). We are blessed with a handsome little man named Callahan. In addition to managing a busy household, we're also proud pet parents to three adorable animals. Our furry family includes a sweet ragdoll cat and two dogs – a big-hearted Pitbull and a bug-eyed Pug. And when we have the space and time, we enjoy fostering animals from Homeward Animal Shelter.


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