Fargo (United States)

Fargo Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Fargo-Moorhead CVB

Movie history

Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota
Set of the famous 1996 Coen Brothers movie with the same name
Two fairly interesting museums, but really not much to do here

I loved the Coen brothers' comedy Fargo (1996). The empty winter landscapes, strange accents, disturbing characters against the backdrop of small town America is fascinating to me, and I rewatch it regularly. The town of Fargo in North Dakota is where the movie took its name (and inspiration?) from, though none of it was actually shot inside of the town.

Still, the atmosphere and accent ("yah") of the people in this largest town of North Dakota may look and sound oddly familiar to you, and I guess that is what brings visitors here. There is not a terrible amount of things to see outside of the novelty factor, though you may find the Plains Art Museum and Fargo Air Museum to be of interest. Especially the former is really rather nice for a city of Fargo's size (105,000). Events and concerts in the FargoDome and Fargo Theatre provide further entertainment, while you can stroll around in downtown Fargo for (boutique) shopping and eating.

And things related to the movie? Well, remember that infamous scene with the woodchipper? Now you can get your picture taken with the prop at the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center. That alone is worth a visit, you betcha. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Fargo is a city in United States's region of North Dakota. It has a population of 105,549, is situated at an altitude of 902ft and the best airport to fly into is FAR (Hector Field, Fargo)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • Note Fargo is not a good point of entry for trips to United States as it is not well internationally connected. Instead try entering through for instance Phoenix, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Denver, Tampa, New York City, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, El Paso or Houston
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Fargo Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
18 23 36 55 70 77 82 81 72 55 37 23

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0.5 0.5 0.8 1.1 2.9 3.9 2.9 2.6 2.6 1.9 0.7 0.5

More Fargo travel resources

The Plains Art Museum's website tells you more about exhibitions here. We really quite enjoyed the piece on Travel Boulevard. HuffPost has a few other thoughts, while finally you can check out the Fargo Wikitravel


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