Roger MarisOutsiders may think they know Fargo from the Coen brothers’ movie of the same name, but those in the know celebrate a small town with big city amenities. There is a Pioneer Prairie village where you can explore the past, and a children’s museum on 55 acres that also boasts a miniature train, carousel, playground, nature trails, mini golf, wild flower meadow and gardens.

There are also free family attractions where you don’t have to spend any money:

The Roger Maris Museum, inside the West Acres Shopping Center, celebrates local hero and professional baseball player Roger Maris. The museum holds some of his memorabilia and takes you through his career.



Celebrity Walk Of Fame, at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, has over 110 celebrity signatures, handprints and footprints in cement. Stars from music, the arts, politics, and sports, including Garth Brooks, Neil Diamond, KISS, Maury Wills, Debbie Reynolds, and Governor Jesse Ventura, Richard Simmons, Bill Gates, Alice Cooper, and many more have left their mark.

“The Woodchipper” in Fargo Exhibit

Who says Midwesterners don’t have a sense of humor? The actual movie prop from “Fargo,” along with a replica, provide a great photo op. You can enhance your photo with a fake leg and a “Fargo” hat.