Attractions & Events

Wahpeton has many wonderful attractions and events to keep your family and friends entertained while visiting. 

Discover the sites in Wahpeton, ND!

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Attractions & Events in Wahpeton, North Dakota!

 

Top things to do in Wahpeton!

Chahinkapa Zoo
701-642-8709
1004 RJ Hughes Drive
AZA Accredited Zoo that features over 300 animals representing 6 continents and 100 species. Don't miss Grandpa's Petting Zoo, the Southern White Rhinos and Talukan, ND's only orangutan!

Bois de Sioux Golf Course
701-642-3673
Junction of 4th Street and 13th Avenue North
Golf TWO states on one 18 hole golf course. The course will challenge all skill levels with 4 tee locations.

Red Door Art Gallery/Visitors Center
701-591-1010
418 Dakota Avenue
Fritz Scholder paintings and Erdrich family literary art in the permanent collection.  Gallery displays and sells local and regional art.
  The Gallery has now become Wahpeton's Visitors Center.

Dakota Avenue Mural
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Junction of Dakota Avenue and 4th Street
The mural is interactive artwork. Download the
"Look and Find" Sheet to find over 20 "hidden" items in the mural!  Wonderful selfie opportunity.

Sculpture Garden in Chahinkapa Park
Located on RJ Hughes Drive near the Zoo
Don't Miss our newest attraction.  Come play music at the interactive sculptures in the garden.  How many forks can you find that were used in creating the moose?

Worlds Largest Catfish
North of 18th Avenue off 4th Street North, Wahpeton
Shoreline fishing, fishing pier, boat launch, camping and "Wahpper", the world's largest catfish!

Prairie Rose Carousel and Chapel 
701-642-2811
1004 RJ Hughes Drive
Take a ride into the past on this fully restored 1926 antique carousel.  Open Memorial Day to Labor Day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Richland County Historical Museum 
701-642-3075
11 7th Avenue North
Rosemeade Pottery Interpretive Center, Esther Horne Native American collection and the world's largest book on display. Open April - October.

Ringling Brothers Circus Memorial

Riverside Cemetery South of Wahpeton
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his monument marks the graves of the two gentlemen that died while erecting the circur tent here in Wahpeton during a thunderstorm.  

DISCOVER the EVENTS in Wahpeton, ND

Blue Goose Days
 - Annually the 1st Weekend in June
Events throughout Wahpeton all weekend long! Wildlife Exploration, Children's Activities and Craft/Vendor show at Chahinkapa Zoo, Softball, Street Dance, Parade, Rib Cook-Off, and Shopping Discounts on Dakota Avenue, just to name a few! Fun for the WHOLE family! The summer event NOT to be missed!


Bagg Bonanza Farm 
701-274-8989 
8025 169th Ave SE, Mooreton, ND 
13 miles west of Wahpeton on Cty Rd 13 
One of the last remaining bonanza farms in the U.S. - Tour the fully restored main house and other out-buildings, visit the gift shop and enjoy homemade lunch and treats!

Fort Abercrombie​
​​701-553-8513
935 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND
17 miles north of Wahpeton on Cty Rd 44
Tour the 1st permanent US military fort established in ND.