If you’re planning to visit Concordia College, here's what else is there to do while you’re in the area.
Entertainment and sports
- World class artists like Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Casting Crowns, Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan have come to perform at the FARGODOME. Concerts happen periodically throughout the year and always promise a rockin’ good time.
- Go see a movie at one of the Marcus Theaters in Fargo. Watch for great deals like $5 Student Thursdays and free popcorn or other snacks. Or check the historic Fargo Theatre for movie listings as well as live performances and plays for people of all ages.
- Need a sports fix? Then you’ve got to take in a Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks baseball game. The team plays for the American Association of Independent Baseball. (During the wintertime, check out a Fargo Force hockey game at the Scheels Arena.)
- Enjoy an afternoon at Thunder Road with awesome attractions like Lazer Tag, Go-Karts, batting cages, arcade games and mini golf. All activities are affordably priced for the average college student.
- Feeling really adventurous? How about skydiving!? Skydive Fargo offers tandem skydives, exhibition jumps and more over the Great Plains of the Red River Valley.
- The music scene is thriving in Fargo-Moorhead, too. Take in a concert with the renowned Fargo-Moorhead Symphony hear the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company perform or check out a show by 12-piece rock cover band Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome at one of several hip jazz venues around town.
- Check out one of the area’s six disc golfing courses. Some of the courses include Woodlawn Park (beginner) and Davy Memorial Riverfront Park (more advanced) in Moorhead; Oak Grove Park (beginner), Trollwood (mid-level) and Iwen Park (two courses — one is championship-level) in Fargo.
Museums, art and history
- Enjoy some local art in the Plains Art Museum.
- Catch up on your aviation history at the Fargo Air Museum.
- Travel back even further to the days of the Vikings by visiting the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center.
- If you’re the outdoor type, you can’t miss Gooseberry Park. This green space winds around the Red River; offers multiple places to picnic; and boasts miles of trail for biking, rollerblading, running or walking. Bonus: it’s only a short distance from Concordia’s campus!
- If you are looking for great local restaurants, fun places to shop, coffee shops to relax in or other fun attractions, there are plenty of things to do in downtown Fargo.
If you're getting hungry on your visit…
- Visit Spicy Pie, located in historic downtown Fargo, for $3 pizza of the month slices every Wednesday and a colorful, chill atmosphere. The thin-crust pizza combinations you can create are almost as interesting as the writing on the walls!
- At Rhombus Guys, you’ll find gourmet pizza flavors to enjoy in-house or on the rooftop with an excellent view of downtown Fargo. From the meat-lover’s “T-Rex” to the veg-tastic “Backpacker,” Rhombus has a pizza pie for everyone, including vegan and gluten-free options.
- Lucy’s North Chinese Cuisine is your local best bet. Reviewers have called this the “best Chinese in Fargo,” and you can enjoy your home-cooked Chinese however you like: dine in, take out or delivery.
- The Drunken Noodle features a variety of flavors and tastes that are sure to please your appetite. Located in downtown Fargo, the atmosphere inside provides a very relaxed eating experience, perfect for hanging out with friends.
- HuHot Mongolian Grill gives you the chance to eat what you want, how you want it and when you want it. Don’t get too close as they make your dish right in front of you on the grill. You choose your meal, they cook it and you enjoy a very hospitable dining experience.
- The Hi Ho Burgers & Brews is the classic dive restaurant. Nestled between two antique stores, this gem is located in Dilworth, Moorhead’s tiny neighbor to the east.
- Kroll’s Diner is a favorite evening outing for many college students. All day Wednesdays (and after 3 p.m. on Sundays) root beer floats are 2 for 1. This 1950s style diner car is complete with jukebox music and friendly serving staff.
- Fryn’ Pan Family Restaurant is just a short jaunt away from Concordia’s campus and offers a home away therapy-style of dining. The comfort classic-filled menu ensures that any avid college student will be able to eat their fill.
- Buffalo Wild Wings is a great sports fan atmosphere. There isn’t a seat in the house where you can’t see a large flat screen. Enjoys half off wings for students on Sunday nights; it's a great outing after a long weekend of studying.
- Nichole’s Fine Pastry, tucked away on a downtown side street, is the quaintest little bakery in town. Menu items include chocolate caramel sea salt tarts and tiramisu, homemade salad or pasta creations, and a “Quiche of the Week.” Nichole’s is the Saturday morning place to be, perfect for studying with a latte or catching up with friends over lunch.
- Don’t miss a chance to dine at the Village Inn. This Moorhead fixture is especially popular among college students on Wednesdays, when they serve signature pies for free with any purchase.
- If you’re in town, you’ve got to make a stop at the Moorhead Dairy Queen. It’s been a local favorite since Bob and Phyllis Litherland opened the landmark in 1949. The red and white corner shop is a traditional walk-up style DQ and is one of the oldest stores in the entire franchise.