For other places with the same name, see Fargo (disambiguation).
Fargo Theatre

Fargo is a modern city of just over 100,000 in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. Many people relate Fargo to the eponymous 1996 Coen Brothers movie starring Oscar-winner Frances McDormand and William H. Macy, though none of the movie was filmed in Fargo. Neighboring Moorhead, Minnesota is across the river from Fargo and the area is generally referred to as Fargo-Moorhead. Fargo is the seat of Cass County.



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 15 21 34 54 69 77 83 81 70 57 36 21
Nightly lows (°F) -3 3 17 32 44 54 59 57 46 35 19 4
Precipitation (in) 0.6 0.5 1 1.7 2.3 3.1 3.2 2.4 1.8 1.5 0.8 0.6

Get in

By plane

Fargo's   Hector International Airport (IATA: FAR) is served by Allegiant, American, Delta, and United with flights to Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Orlando, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.

By train

By bus

By car

Fargo is located at the intersection of Interstate Highways 29 and 94. It's about 230 miles northwest of the Twin Cities on I-94, about a three-hour and twenty minute drive.

Get around

Matbus Bus transportation is available to most parts of the city. They are phasing out the tokens, so if you want a souvenir, get one now. Parking is plentiful, even on the main thoroughfares in downtown areas.


Two interesting landmarks in the surrounding are the KVLY-TV mast and the KXJB-TV mast, which were the tallest towers on earth until the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Further afield



Fargo has many interesting boutique and specialty style shops downtown.







Great variety of hotels and motels ranging from budget to luxury. Major national chains like Motel 6, Comfort Inn, Best Western, Howard Johnson's, Ramada, Radisson, Courtyard by Marriott, and Travelodge all have Fargo locations.

In addition, you may rent rooms from $300 per month or less. There are signs everywhere and some interesting residential hotels scattered about.




Stay safe

Fargo is a safe city, with little violent crime, however, use common sense especially when it comes to personal property, just as you would anywhere else. The only area in which a person would need to be on the look-out is downtown on the weekends, especially during the school year. With the many colleges and bars it makes for an unpredictable experience.


There is free wireless internet access in the food court at the West Acres Shopping Center.

Most coffee shops and even a few bars also offer free wireless internet access.

Go next

Routes through Fargo

Minot Grand Forks  W  E  Detroit Lakes St. Paul
Grand Forks Argusville  N  S  Oxbow Sioux Falls
Bismarck/Minot West Fargo  W  E  Moorhead Minneapolis
END West Fargo  W  E  Moorhead St. Paul

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