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Are these the places you should take visitors when in F-M? Oh, you betchya

In preparation for opening day, Troy DeLeon puts up an awning at the north Moorhead Dairy Queen, File photo. Ann Arbor Miller / The Forum

A while back, we asked our Facebook followers to tell us the one stop they tell visitors to the Fargo-Moorhead area they can’t miss. Responses flooded in and we rounded up some of the best and most unique places our followers recommended.

Junkyard Brewing Co.

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Located in north Moorhead, Junkyard Brewing Co. is a nanobrewery (smaller than a microbrewery) that features a weekly rotation of experimental beer styles among the 10 they offer on tap.

Out-of-towners visiting Junkyard may be surprised by the unique beers on tap and the live music flowing out of speakers every night.

Red River Farmer’s Market

File photo. David Samson / The Forum

You told us that if visiting the Fargo-Moorhead area during the summer, the Red River Farmer’s Market should be a top stop along the way. Located on Broadway in Fargo, the Red River Farmer’s Market is fueling a local food movement in the area. But vegetables and superfoods aren’t the only thing that is found at the  farmer's market. Unique goods--like clothing, beard oil, craft sodas, soaps and yarns--can also be found alongside pantry staples like jellies, honey and popcorn. The Red River Farmer's Market is open from early July through the end of October.

Sandy’s Donuts

File photo. Nichole Seitz / The Forum

Ask a local about where a visitor can find a good doughnut and chances are the response would be a chorus of “Sandy’s.” Since 1983, Sandy’s Donuts has been a mainstay in the Fargo and West Fargo area, and shows its community pride through donations and charity work. The doughnut creations they come up with are the real reasons Sandy’s has survived in the ever-changing world of food. Fresh coffee, doughnuts in a myriad of colors and flavors (that even gained the attention of a New York comedian) and smiling faces should be more than enough to get you in the door for a these sweet treats.

Hjemkomst Center

File photo. Michael Vosburg / The Forum

Located on the watery-border between Fargo and Moorhead, the Hjemkomst Center features one of Clay County's most prized historical treasures, and presents the rich heritage with exhibitions, events and other programming. One big attraction to the Hjemkomst Center is the Hjemkomst Viking Ship that proudly rests within the museum. If you’re looking for a way to experience the history of Clay County, the Hjemkomst Center is the place to be.

Moorhead Dairy Queen

 File photo. Ann Arbor Miller / The Forum

Since its opening in 1949, the Moorhead Dairy Queen, located on the corner of historic 8th Street and Main Avenue in Moorhead, has served family favorites from its traditional, seasonal, walk-up style building. This DQ is one of the oldest Dairy Queen's in the country, as the original owner was around for the invention of the Dilly Bar. If that bit of information isn’t enough to get you to walk up to the counter, the traditional menu items mixed with a few more unique customer favorites will be. From March to October, both new and loyal customers can enjoy sweet treats or hot meals for a low price.


File photo. David Samson / The Forum

Located in West Fargo, Bonanzaville offers tours, special events and programming year-round so visitors can travel back in time to experience the heritage of the Red River Valley through the many historic buildings and artifacts that Bonanzaville has to offer. Bringing family or friends to Bonanzaville offers a unique look back to the history of our area.


File photo. Michael Vosburg / The Forum

Whether you’re looking to kick your boots up, rock out at a concert, laugh it up at a comedy show, cheer on the green and gold at a Bison game, or immerse yourself in some of the more unique offerings of the Fargo-Moorhead area, the Fargodome, located on the north end of North Dakota State University’s campus, definitely provides options. With an event calendar jam-packed with a variety of events, there should be no issue finding something to suit everyone’s needs.

F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau

If any of the fantastic options above, given by our awesome Facebook followers, don’t tickle your fancy, there is one place that people can go to learn everything there is to know about our area: the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center. From finding out affordable and fun places to stay and things to do, to giving help when those hunger pains hit (and everything in between), the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Bureau has the information to get you going in the right direction.