Fargo-Moorhead family fun itinerary (winter weekend)

Lots of families visit Fargo-Moorhead for a weekend so here’s a sample itinerary for a fun family (winter) weekend in Fargo-Moorhead. Keep an eye on our blog for other sample itineraries!



  • Red River Zoo

    Red Chinese Panda at Red River Zoo

    Take a stroll around the zoo and see some unique endangered species as well as some familiar farm animals. There’s a pretty cool little carousel located in the Carousel Paviliontoo so be sure to make time for that!

  • Scheels
    This store is a great combination of shopping and entertainment (if you are of the opinion that the two are mutually exclusive). As you roam around the 196,000 sq. ft. store, you’ll notice that little specialty shops are located within–these include women’s clothing, men’s clothing, shoes, and even a home decor shop. Other features include an aquarium, NASCAR simulator, shooting gallery, golf simulator, and 5 Sport simulators. Oh and I saved the best for last…the “Scheels Wheel.” Kids will get excited about this 45-foot Ferris wheel located in the center of the store!Scheels Ferris Wheel


  • Gramma Ginna’s Deli (and Fudge Shop)
    This little eatery is actually located right inside Scheels so it’s perfect if you just want to grab a quick bite to eat! They have great sandwiches, soups, wraps, and more. Also, you MUST at least sample the fudge while you’re here. They offer several different flavors and it is arguably some of the best fudge that money can buy!



  • The Candy Bar
    Kids will be intrigued by this nostalgic candy store. The Candy Bar specializes in candy from the 1900s so you’ll be able to introduce the kids to the candy you or your parents (or great grandparents) grew up with and were so fond of!
  • Sledding at Dike West
    Close to the downtown area, this is a fun sledding hill with plenty of space so you shouldn’t have to wait. Safety is priority at this hill so hard objects at the bottom of the hill are padded with hay bales and sleds with metal are not allowed. Also, sleds can be rented at Dike West…just leave your ID or a $20 deposit.


  • Space Alien’s Bar & Grill
    People frequently question what Space Alien’s is if they’ve just noticed it driving by–the entrance resembles a spaceship or UFO and the inside maintains the same theme. Kids can play arcade games while they wait for their food and then redeem their winnings for (out-of-this-world) prizes!




  • Brunch at Kroll’s Diner
    This little diner has American favorites as well as some famous German dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for pancakes, omelettes, burgers, or knoephla soup, Kroll’s has it. Bright lighting and the 1950s diner look make it a neat place for kids too!

Afternoon (12pm-3pm)

  • Fargo Air MuseumFargo Air MuseumMany kids are fascinated by planes which is why this museum is so popular with kids. Children can pretend to be a pilot and climb up in the Huey helicopter and see Duggy aka The Smile in the Sky. There’s also a great little gift shop that has a few items that kids will be impressed with.


  • The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm
    This place could supply hours of entertainment for little ones. I previously did a whole blog post on why this museum is so great. It really is hard to describe how much there is to see and do at this children’s museum so you’ll just have to take the kids and check it out yourself!