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The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame is the interpretive center that focuses on the history of Native Americans as well as rodeo, ranching, and the western lifestyle of the plains and badlands. It enables the character if the Great American West to be preserved so that the future generations will be able reconnect with the past.

The building was designed by Bismarck architect Arnie Hanson. It is a 15,000-square-foot building featuring a 5,000-square-foot patio. In the facility, guests can find a Hall of Honorees as well as an interpretive center that features culture exhibits, both permanent and traveling, a theater and a multi-purpose meeting area for visiting groups. The building houses its own archives section, library, and gift shop. A children?s activity area is also available. The outside patio provides guests a view of the Little Missouri River and the North Dakota Badlands.

The Hall of Fame is also the place of discovery of President Theodore Roosevelt?s interest in ranching. It is where he had earned the respect of the cowboys.

Each year, the Hall inducts honorees in order to give honor and recognition to their contributions.
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