Sweets & Swedes

From Itineraries Midwest Spring Issue 2010

This sample itinerary can be customized for anytime of the year!

Day One

10 – 11:00 am
Start your adventure by soaring into the Fargo Air Museum, where you can enjoy a special display of WWII planes. This museum also features aviation history and memorabilia from North Dakota and the surrounding area.

11 – 12:00 pm
Continue on to the 1927 Historic Fargo Theatre. Here you can enjoy a classic, silent or first-run film in this art-deco style theatre, accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ.

12 – 2:00 pm
Pull in to see the Celebrity Walk of Fame at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau. The walk features over 100 celebrity signatures, hand and foot prints, permanently set in cement. See the footprints or handprints from George W. Bush to Barney, the purple dinosaur. Who’s shoes do you want to step into? Make sure to stop for

2 – 4:00 pm
To complete your day, explore the MSUM Planetarium. Enjoy the view as the planetarium simulates the night sky. It can show the sky from any location on the Earth, now, or thousands of years in the past or future.

4:00 pm
Check into a local hotel, they have plenty to choose from and most are group friendly. The evening is on your own!

Day Two

9 – 12:00 pm
Start your days adventure at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, by reliving the journey of the Viking Ship “Hjemkomst” (Yem-komst), as it sailed from Minnesota to Norway. Learn about the voyage, including the storm 500 miles from New York that caused a crack in the hull nearly 14 feet long and almost led the crew to retreat
back to North America. See how the crew lived during the 72-day voyage. While you’re there, walk through the Norwegian Stave Church, a replica of the Hopperstad Stave Church in Vik, Norway.

12 – 1:00 pm
Next stop, Carol Widman’s Candy Store. Savor the many delicious homemade sweets, such as the local favorite — chocolate-covered potato chips called “chippers,” caramels, fudge, and much more. The original Widman tradition of handmade quality candy spans
four generations, originating in 1885 in Dubuque, IA, with William Widman I. Four generations have allowed the Widman family to develop a special quality of product and unique use of ingredients, including their “Chippers.”

1 – 2:00 pm
Finally, you can’t leave without stopping in Hawley, MN for that favorite Norwegian potato treat. Carl’s Lefse Place will tantalize your taste “spuds” with its homemade lefse.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, please contact your tour operator or the Fargo Moorhead CVB, 800-235-7654 or visit www.fargomoorhead.org.

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