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Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center

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Address: 2001 44th St S, Fargo, ND 58103-7144
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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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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They have the wood chipper!

Stop by to get information about the area - dining, lodging, recreation, business- and see the wood chipper made famous in the movie Fargo.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kennewick, Washington
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Kennewick, Washington
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552 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stop by to get information about the area - dining, lodging, recreation, business- and see the wood chipper made famous in the movie Fargo.

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Thank OutdoorBoomer
fmvisitorscenter, 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 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gotta pull over and see the wood chipper... and the walk of fame! We loved having the actual wood chipper in a picture from our travels to Fargo.. Young gal working there was knowledgeable and very helpful

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Thank MaDonna S
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 Travel Ambassadors helpful! Come back and visit us again sometime! More 

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58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The place offers plenty objects for taking pics: North Dakota welcome sign, colorful buffalo statue, wood shredder, etc. Also, you can get plenty of information pertain to Fargo and North Dakota.

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Thank Agus A
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 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 Betty J
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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294 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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612 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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169 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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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363 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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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317 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 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 59 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 

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