Whether you're traveling with toddlers or teenagers, this Fargo parents' guide should help you start your vacation right.

Things to do for any age

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Fargo Air Museum

The Air Museum has two hangars of historic aircraft, from Wright Brothers replica planes to unmanned drones. 

1609 19th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 293-8043

Fargo Force game

Fun for the whole family: Fargo Force hockey games at the Scheels Arena include meeting the mascot, little games throughout the night that everyone can partake in, and all the game food you can handle.

5225 31 Ave S, Fargo | (701) 364-3672

Fargo Parks Sports Center

A multipurpose sports facility for the whole family has opened in South Fargo. Hit the courts, walk around the indoor track, or bring your bat or soccer ball to enjoy the indoor turf. 

6100 38th St S, Fargo | (701) 499-6065

Hulbert Aquatic Center

The Hulbert Aquatic Center is a swimming facility in West Fargo; they have open swim times, party rentals, and events like aqua mat yoga throughout the year. 

620 7th Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 356-7630

MSUM Planetarium

Explore the night sky and escape into another world at the MSUM Planetarium. Shows are affordable, family-friendly, and offered year-round, making them a good option for families looking for something to do.

MSUM Bridges Hall | 11 St S between 7 and 9 Ave S, Moorhead | (218) 477-2920


Downtown Fargo has many fun and interactive murals that can be enjoyed at any age (sometimes by the parents the most!). Hunt them all down and take some photos as souvenirs from Fargo.


Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo have a ton of parks where your little ones can burn off some energy. Head to Lindenwood if you're interested in renting some bikes for the older ones while you sit in the shade along the river, Rendezvous Park for a little bit of everything like a giant jungle gym, skate park, and disc golf, or M.B. Johnson for more of an adventurous hike.

Red River Zoo

Regardless of the age of your kiddos, the Red River Zoo is a good option. Stroll among these endangered, cold-weather animals as you teach your kids about where they come from. Although the Red River Zoo is mainly outdoors, it is open through the winter because all its animals come from climates similar to Fargo's.

4255 23 Ave S, Fargo | (701) 277-9240

Rustad Recreation Center

Rustad boasts a huge indoor playground, basketball and volleyball courts, pickleball facilities, and much, much more, all at affordable prices for the whole family. 

601 26th Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 433-5360


One of the largest sporting goods stores in the country, SCHEELS is a one-stop shop for the whole family (even dogs!). You can shop for clothes or stock up on your gear for whatever sport you're interested in while your little ones ride the full-sized Ferris wheel in the middle of the store.

1551 45 St S, Fargo | (701) 298-2818

Sky Zone

This wall-to-wall trampoline park is great for your older kids to jump around and get active. Bring your mini-mes in for a freestyle jump, dodgeball, or Skyslam every day of the week, or check out their calendar for a list of events.

On Thursdays and Saturdays, they have toddler time, during which the younger kids can bounce without interference from the big kids.

940 40 St S, Fargo | (701) 478-8484

Activities in Fargo for toddlers (ages 1-3)

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Kids Play Museums

A few museums have been popping up for kids to enjoy. Locations like Kidco, Dreamland, and Fargo Kids Play Museum are fantastic places for playtime and learning opportunities. 

Splash Pads

Shadow Wood and Madison Splash Pads are free parks great for younger kids who love to be in the water but aren't quite ready for a pool yet. They can splash around among the sculptures, spraying water down on them.

West Acres Mall Kids Playground

Right in the mall's food court, the "Caring for Kids Playground" is a fun and safe spot for kids to burn off energy before an afternoon of shopping. 


Kids Activities in Fargo for young children (ages 4-8)

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Check out this historical village using the Pocketsights app, a more immersive experience for kids. They have four different walking tours, like an Agriculture Tour and a Main Street Tour, that will teach your kiddos about the county's history without them even realizing it.

1351 Main Ave W, West Fargo | (701) 282-2822

Clay Your Way

At Clay Your Way, kids can mold and paint a pottery piece to take home as souvenirs. They can even make items with impressions of their hands or feet, reminding you of the age when they visited Fargo!

4600 17 Ave S, Fargo | (701) 356-9229

Courts Plus Playground

This huge playground is perfect for your tykes who love to climb around. It is seven stories high and features ginormous slides to get you to the bottom.

3491 University Dr. S, Fargo | (701) 237-4805

Kingpinz Social

This arcade and bowling alley are perfect for a fun time with the family. Try the HyperBowling experience, which is like playing a video game on every lane. Or opt for one of their escape rooms, laser tag, or arcade. 

3485 Jacks Way S, Fargo

Natural Playground

The Rotary Natural Play Hill is located in Riverfront Park in Moorhead and provides kids with a unique outdoor play area. 

600 1st Ave N, Moorhead

Trollwood Musical

Kids will love taking in a musical at Bluestem's outdoor amphitheater. On the weekends in July, high school-aged kids play the parts of various musical acts. Check Bluestem's schedule of events for what Mainstage Musical they will be performing next!

801 50 Ave S, Moorhead | (218) 477-6500

Activities in Fargo for pre-teens & teens (ages 9-12)

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Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing

Rent cross-country skis or snowshoes at the Edgewood Chalet and enjoy an active winter day in the snow with your older kids.

The old clubhouse is also open as a warming facility and snack bar throughout operating hours.

19 Golf Course Ave N, Fargo | (701) 232-8620

Foot Golf at El Zagal

Golf but for your feet! Step onto the golf course, but kick around the soccer ball instead of hitting the irons to try to get it into the hole.

1400 Elm St N, Fargo | (701) 232-8156

Ice Skating

There are over 30 outdoor skating rinks in the Fargo-Moorhead area, so it's obvious that the local kids like to skate. Broadway Square is a perfect choice for the family, with its location is right in Downtown Fargo. 

Pick up a cheap used pair of skates at Play it Again Sports or SCHEELS, or head to the Moorhead Sports Center for rentals and open skate on Sundays.


Rent a kayak or a canoe at either Lindenwood Park or the River Keepers Rental Shack by the Hjemkomst Center for $10 per hour. This is a great way to see the Red River of the North and all of the wildlife along the shores.

Check out this guide to how to go about this whole kayaking and canoeing thing in Fargo-Moorhead.

Lindenwood Park | 1905 Roger Maris Dr | (701) 356-2106
River Keepers Rental Shack | 202 1 Ave N, Moorhead

Learn to Curl

Here's your chance to learn this age's most popular Olympic sport. The cost is only $10 and includes 90 minutes on the ice with an instructor and all the rental equipment you need. Check ahead for the next scheduled class.

4300 23 Ave S, Fargo | (701) 232-0341

Skate City

Take a spin on the skate floor at Skate City for hours of family fun. Kids of all ages can join in, but the 10 to 17-year-olds might have the best time here. 

3302 Interstate Blvd S, Fargo | (701) 235-0555

Suite Shots

The Toptracer range at Suite Shots is a great activity for your pre-teens. With 60 outdoor bays and multiple indoor simulators, there's something for everyone in the family who is interested in playing golf, no matter the season.

3400 James Way S, Fargo | (701) 532-4653

Thunder Road

Perfect for teens and tweens, Thunder Road has two 18-hole mini-golf courses, go-karts, bumper cars, batting cages, and laser tag! The kids will love spending a day here competing against their friends or just playing in the arcade.

2902 Thunder Rd S, Fargo | (701) 282-5151

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

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Although there are so many more restaurants in the area, these ones are either surprisingly family-friendly or have something great to offer to the kiddos.


When you're looking for things to do with kids in Fargo, we hope this guide will help you find the right places to enjoy with your family.