Wells County Fairgrounds

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Wells County Fairgrounds
Wells County Fairgrounds is located in North Dakota
Wells County Fairgrounds
Wells County Fairgrounds is located in the United States
Wells County Fairgrounds
LocationJct. of US 52 and ND 15, Fessenden, North Dakota
Area35 acres (14 ha)
NRHP reference #91000073[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 28, 1991

The Wells County Fairgrounds in Fessenden, North Dakota was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The listing included 18 contributing buildings and one other contributing object on 35 acres (14 ha).[1]

It includes a horse barn and many other individual features.[2]

Wells County Museum[edit]

The Wells County Museum, operated by the Wells County Historical Society, occupies one of the buildings at the fairgrounds.[3][4]

Displays include pioneer tools and household artifacts, farm equipment, jewelry, clothing, Native American artifacts, tools, dollhouses, weapons, dresses, Norwegian artifacts, newspapers and antique vehicles. The Pony Gulch County School is also available to tour.[5]

The museum is open during the fair and at other times by appointment.[6]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Louis N. Hafermehl (December 31, 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Wells County Fairgrounds". National Park Service. and accompanying photos
  3. ^ "Wells County Historical Society". North Dakota Tourism. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  4. ^ "The "Years Gone By" in Wells County, North Dakota". North Dakota History Project. July 1, 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Events". Wells County Fair. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Attractions". Harvey, North Dakota. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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Coordinates: 47°38′39.44″N 99°37′36.8″W / 47.6442889°N 99.626889°W / 47.6442889; -99.626889