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Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center

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Address: 2001 44th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103
Phone Number: +1 800-235-7654
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Our Visitors Center, the "Grain Elevator", located at exit 348 of...

Our Visitors Center, the "Grain Elevator", located at exit 348 of Interstate 94 has bushels of information, maps, brochures as well as a gift shop. It is open year round so stop in and talk to our Visitor Center Travel Ambassadors. We provide free wifi, popcorn, and coffee for visitors...And the bathrooms are spick-and-span!

The Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center is also home to the woodchipper from the movie 'FARGO.' Stop by and have your photo taken with the infamous woodchipper! We provide the (fake) leg and bomber hats to complete the photo op. Be sure to see the Celebrity Walk of Fame outside our visitors center with star signatures and hand & foot prints in cement.

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Very nice visitor center

This is a place to get good information about the area and see the wood chipper from the movie "Fargo." This is a must stop if you are a fan of that movie.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
JettyBo
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a place to get good information about the area and see the wood chipper from the movie "Fargo." This is a must stop if you are a fan of that movie.

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Thank JettyBo
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping and for taking the time to write about your experience at our visitors center! We're glad you were able to find some good information and also enjoyed The Woodchipper. Come back and visit us again sometime! More 

Tampere, Finland
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183 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fargo/Moorhead Visitor's Center in Fargo is an absolute must to visit when around. They have the original wood chipper and other memorabilia from the movie Fargo. Even though the movie wasn't actually filmed in Fargo it gave it it's name. Lot of other information about the area and friendly service too.

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Thank Jan R
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping and for taking the time to write about your experience at our visitors center! We're glad you enjoyed The Woodchipper and found our staff friendly. Come back and visit us again sometime! More 

Chicago
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613 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love a town that doesn't take itself too seriously. Fargo has the wood shredder from the movie Fargo close to the front door. For me, walking into a visitors center with a big smile on my face is a real plus. Make sure to check the hours when it is open before you go there.

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Thank Pixelpanderer
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping and for taking the time to write about your experience at our visitors center! We're glad you enjoyed The Woodchipper and were able to have some laughs with us in Fargo! Come back and visit us again sometime! More 

New Jersey
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167 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since I didn't know what there was to do or see in Fargo, I stopped at the Visitor's Center when I got to town. The girl at the counter was very nice, she suggested a couple things to do and see. But the real attraction here is the wood chipper from the movie Fargo (one of my favorites). Also fun... More 

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Thank donjol
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping and for taking the time to write about your experience at our visitors center! We're glad you enjoyed The Woodchipper and Walk of Fame and found our staff friendly. Come back and visit us again sometime! More 

Oakville, Canada
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362 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique photogenic building, very friendly helpful staff, every brochure there is, souvenir shop, displays and of course, you have to see the wood chipper from Fargo, the movie and related movie memorabilia. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because its closed on Sundays. I don't understand continually coming across visitor centres that are closed on weekends when... More 

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Thank NoKidsWillTravel
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our visitors center and for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed the stop and found our staff helpful. We understand that you were frustrated regarding our winter hours, unfortunately this time of year the amount of traffic coming into the Visitor Center historically does not allow for us to be open... More 

Finger Lakes, New York
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311 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop while visiting Fargo. On TA this is considered the number one attraction. I guess most people have very low quality expectations. There is nothing here except the wood chipper from the movie "Fargo", a lot of pamphlets for the area and a gift shop. I really thought there would be a lot more. I have... More 

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Thank Tommy B
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your experience at our visitors center! We're sorry to hear our visitors center wasn't as exciting as you were hoping. If you have ideas for how we can make it better, we'd love to hear them! Please give us a call or email info@fargomoorhead.org. More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went here purely to see the Woodchipper from the film Fargo ( one of the best films ever made ) ( the original is inside, the one outside is a replica ). It's free and the lady working there lent us hats and took photos of us 'disposing' of a leg. You will probably only be there for around... More 

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Thank Richard C
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our visitors center and for taking the time to write a review! Come visit us again sometime! More 

Andover
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80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stopped in to get maps, brochures etc.( there were plenty). Got a picture taken by the chipper and picked out the info we were after..Staff person was very helpful and friendly - spending time going over an in depth map of the city.Looking for a place to eat, she suggested a restuarant close by and it turned out to be... More 

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Thank David R
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our visitors center and for taking the time to write a review! Come visit us again sometime! More 

Healdsburg, California
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176 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pulled in here and got a real treat. They have some kitschy stuff like the chipper from the movie Fargo and then also a sidewalk with celebrity name and handprints and footprints. Great place to take a break and enjoy some fun stuff.

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Thank mrt1955
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our visitors center and for taking the time to write a review! Come visit us again sometime! More 

Calgary
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253 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped in to see the Visitors Center after researching it on Trip Advisor. We even watched the movie Fargo, before leaving home, so we could hardly wait to see the iconic wood chipper. The center is easy to find off the Interstate and is loaded with brochures, etc. There is lots of parking and do not miss the "walk of... More 

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Thank Peter R
FMVisitorCenter, Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping and for taking time to write a review about your experience. We're glad you found us to be worth the stop! Stop in again if you're ever back in the area! More 

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