CHARMING DOWNTOWNS, UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Close your eyes and imagine a bass line from a jazz trio, laughter from a restaurant, craft beer glasses clinking in a toast at a local brewpub and applause coming from a concert venue. All across North Dakota, our cities bring these vibrant urban experiences to life.
Every community has a story, and most can be experienced in the heart of the downtown district. Look around and you’ll find treasures you never expected along the thriving main streets of villages and cities all across the state. From charming small-town offerings like New Rockford’s opera house or Watford City’s Outlaws Bar & Grill to our larger communities’ vibrant shopping, entertainment and diverse dining, there’s a lot happening on main street North Dakota.
Our Main Street Initiative gives community leaders direct access to a variety of resources, helping them capitalize on their community’s strengths and make sound planning decisions. We know our state will reach its full potential when all our towns reach theirs.