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Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Address: 2001 44th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103
Phone Number: +1 800-235-7654
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Description: 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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This is a nice little rest stop/visitor center. They hold the Wood Chipper from the movie Fargo inside. The information attendant came right over when we arrived and told us facts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a nice little rest stop/visitor center. They hold the Wood Chipper from the movie Fargo inside. The information attendant came right over when we arrived and told us facts from the movie and took a picture for us. You can also pick up all the booklets and coupon books you need for your visit to North Dakota and... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Do check out the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor’s Center to see the original wood chipper from the movie “Fargo.” It’s nice to see that it’s where it belongs and not in some museum in California. The staff are very friendly and informative as well. Ask them to tell you the story behind how the wood chipper ended up in their visitor’s center... More 

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping at our visitors center, and for taking the time to share some feedback on your experience! We agree, The Woodchipper is home where it belongs. :) Glad you found our staff friendly and helpful--we'll be sure to pass that along to them. Please stop again if you're ever in the area! More 

Columbus, Indiana
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The visitor's center is really informative of North Dskota3 as a whole. They show crops, history, and other fun itrmd. Three differientiators of this visitor's center were: the factoids about Fargo, the movie Fargo's script and reading area, and tube photo spot where you can document your visit to the state. The even acknowledge that North Dakota may be your... More 

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our visitors center! We're glad you found our visitors center a fun and informational stop. If you're ever in the area again, please stop back and visit us! More 

Powell, Tennessee, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Heck, yeah, dat had to be the highlight of my trip to Fargo! Being a huge fan of the movie, to see the actual wood chipper - autographed by the Coen brothers, too! - and have my picture taken while wearing a North Plains hat was worth the trip. There was a copy of the script that I enjoyed reading... More 

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your experience at our visitors center--glad you enjoyed The Woodchipper! Also, thank you for your suggestions regarding the Fargo TV series. We're looking into getting some merchandise, or maybe some items for the exhibit. Please stop again if you're ever in the area! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a fun and informative stopover. The employees are very nice and helpful. There are plenty of brochures for travelers. The actual wood chipper from the movie Fargo is there. You can get your picture made by it with a hat like in the movie.

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your experience at our visitors center! Glad you found our travel ambassadors helpful and friendly--we'll be sure to pass the message onto them. Please stop back again if you're ever in the area! More 

Dallas, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is fairly amusing because they have the wood chipper from the movie Fargo. A movie that isn't actually set in Fargo. Stop by and take a picture of a movie prop. Just like Hollywood.

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping at the visitors center and for taking time to provide some feedback! Glad you were amused by the woodchipper. :) Please stop back if you're ever in the area again! More 

Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped in the center to get some information regarding the local area and were greeted by the young gentleman working in the office. Unfortunately, we did not get his name, but he represented the area vistor center very well. He offered information on the area and it was quite interesting to see the wood chipper....if you are in the... More 

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to stop at our visitors center, and for providing some feedback on your experience! We're glad you found our staff friendly and helpful--we'll be sure to pass the message on to our Travel Ambassadors. If you're ever back in the area, please stop again! More 

Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews 144 reviews
53 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What a great place to take a rest stop! The "chipper" from the movie Fargo is here!! If that weren't enough, when my wife mentioned to one of the staff that North Dakota was here fiftieth state, she was presented with a "Welcome to the Club--You saved the best for Last" certificate. Along with the certificate, she got a refrigerator... More 

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your experience at our visitors center! We're glad you enjoyed the stop. Congratulations again to your wife on being a part of the Best For Last Club! Please stop back anytime! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stopped in to check out the wood chipper and enjoyed the experience even more than we thought we would! The staff was fantastic and gave the kids coloring books to enjoy while we looked around. There is a ton of info and they helped us find everything we were looking for - including the best donut shop in the... More 

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words--we'll be sure to share them with our Travel Ambassadors! We're glad you enjoyed your time at the visitors center. Please stop in if you're ever in the area again! More 

Shakopee, MN
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213 reviews 213 reviews
56 attraction reviews
508 helpful votes 508 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited on Friday, September 12, 2014. The building is shaped like a grain elevator. But inside they have a display with THE original wood chipper from the movie, "Fargo"! (Don't be fooled by the one outside, that is not the original.) The genuine item is autographed in black marker by the Coen brothers. There are also original screen plays... More 

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fargomoorhead, Public Relations Manager at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your experience at our visitors center! Glad you enjoyed the stop, and found The Woodchipper exhibit interesting. Please stop and see us again if you're ever back in the area! More 

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