Fly To Fargo, North Dakota
If you’re looking to experience the best in hometown America consider Fargo. Consistently making the list of the U.S.A’s best small cities, Fargo is still the largest urban area in the state of North Dakota with a population of over 100 000. Despite Fargo’s small size, tender footed visitors are usually surprised to find a flourishing arts scene, with-it boutiques, several golf courses and lots of endearing diners and restaurants.
Although this region only enjoys pleasant weather a few months of the year, North Dakota is one of the least visited states in the United States which makes for less traffic and busyness and the sheer beauty found in isolation. Ask the upbeat locals what they think and they’ll tell you about the greenest fields in summer, bronze hues in autumn and white blankets in the winter stretching beyond the horizon – that’s Fargo.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do need a Visa to visit Fargo, United States. Be sure to leave ample time for processing and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date. Also make sure that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy in the United States is in Washington: 3400 International Drive, NW, District of Columbia, 20008, Washington DC. Phone: +1-202-232-4400.
See and do
For everything from musical concerts to Broadway shows and athletic events, FargoDome is the place to go. If you’re an avid museum explorer then don’t miss out on the Roger Maris Museum, located in the West Acres Shopping Centre. The Fargo Theatre shows independent films and other places of interest include Fargo Air Museum and the Plains Art Museum. You can also have a day at the races at North Dakota Horse Park or visit the Trollwood Performing Arts School. Be sure to see the tallest towers on earth: the KXJB-TV and KVLY-TV masts in Fargo.
If you fancy walking where hundreds of celebrities have left their mark, take a stroll along the Celebrity Walk of Fame and then check out Fargo Thunder Road where you can go go-karting, play adventure golf or practise your swing in the batting cages.
West Acres offers a million square foot of retail heaven and includes big brand names like Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears. Downtown there are a variety of specialty and boutique style high-street shops.
You can get around Fargo, North Dakota, by bus which is available in most parts of the city. And if you opt to hire a car, there is loads of parking, even in the busy downtown areas.
In North Dakota you can visit the State Capitol grounds as well as the museum. You can also trek the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail and visit numerous parks including Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Knife River Indian National Historic Site, International Peace Garden, Beaver Lake State Park, Cross Ranch State Park and many others, each with their own unique characteristics. You can also indulge in numerous adventure activities like golf; sailing; cycling; canoeing; camping; boating; snowmobiling; skiing; wildlife viewing and horseback riding. You can even take the family digging for fossils!
Hector International Airport – FAR
5km northwest of the Fargo CBD, Hector International Airport is a joint civil-military public airport that serves domestic flights in the United States.
Food and beverage: SkyDine Restaurant.
Airport Hotel: none on site. Nearby: Homewood Suites by Hilton. There is a free airport shuttle to and from the hotel.
Car Hire: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National.
Airport Hub: Fargo Hector International Airport (code FAR) is a hub for Allegiant Air.