Introduction to Wahpeton, North Dakota
The community was founded in 1869. It was first settled by Morgan T. Rich. With the arrival of other settlers, the community was named 'Richville.' In the year 1871, the name of the town was changed to 'Chahinkapa.' In 1873, the town was renamed 'Wahpetonm.'
Wahpeton and nearby Attractions
- Sica Hollow State Park
- Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
- Maplewood State Park
- Richland County Historical Society
- Chahinkapa Park
- Roy Lake State Park
Things To Do In Wahpeton
One can plan a day trip to the Chahinkapa Park, Maplewood State Park and Roy Lake State Park. The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, Red River and Northern Plains Regional Museum, Hjemkomst Center and Stevens County Museum are popular local spots as well.
Hector International is the nearest major airport.
Wahpeton Higher Education
North Dakota State College of Science is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include Concordia College at Moorhead, the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University.