Introduction to Valley City, North Dakota
Valley City History
Valley City is the county seat of Barnes County, which was organized on January 6, 1879. The Cheyenne, Cree, Sioux and Ojibwa Native Americans originally inhabited the area. It was founded in 1872. In the same year, the Northern Pacific Railway first entered the city. Valley City was initially known as Worthington. It was incorporated as Valley City in 1881. It is famous for its several historic bridges over the Sheyenne River.
Valley City and nearby Attractions
- Camp Sheardown State Historic Site
- Bjornson Park Public Golf Course
- Barnes County Historical Museum
- Fort Ransom State Park
- Frontier Village
- Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Things To Do In Valley City
There are several parks in Valley City. These include Chautauqua Park, Pioneer Park, City Park, Medicine Wheel Park and Veterans Memorial Park. The Fort Ransom State Park is a short distance away and offers facilities for hiking, mountain biking and camping. Canoe and kayak rentals and scenic picnic areas are also available. The Bjornson Park Public Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers. Local festivals include the Americana Festival, the Rally in the Valley, North Star Classic and the Snowball Festival.
Valley City Transportation
Air transportation facilities are available at Hector International Airport.
Valley City Higher Education
Valley City State University is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Concordia College at Moorhead.