Fargo is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Cass County. According to the 2015 United States Census estimates, its population was 118,523 and it had an estimated metropolitan population of 233,836. Fargo, along with its twin city of Moorhead, Minnesota, as well as adjacent West Fargo, North Dakota and Dilworth, Minnesota, form the center of the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Fargo as the fourth fastest-growing small city in the United States
Founded in 1871 and located on the Red River of the North floodplain, Fargo is a cultural, retail, health care, educational, and industrial center for eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. In addition, Fargo is home to North Dakota State University.
Fargo has so much to choose from, you should be able to find events and attractions to satisfy everyone in your group. Diverse entertainment opportunities allow you to play like a child, experience sophisticated drama, or enjoy a concert. Fargo is a lively, cultural community that boasts a pleasant variety of events, fun things to do and places to see.
The Fargodome is an indoor athletic stadium located in Fargo, North Dakota, on the campus of North Dakota State University. Opened in late 1992, the facility is owned by the City of Fargo, built on university land. Its seating capacity is 18,700 for football and over 25,000 for full arena concerts. The Fargodome has held events such as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, USHRA's Monster Jam, Rib Fest, World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling, and other local, regional, and national events. Many famous acts have played the Fargodome including Billy Joel, Areosmotih, Metallica, Beach Boys, The Rollings Stones, Bryan Admas, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Faith Hil, and many others.
The economy of the Fargo area has historically been dependent on agriculture. That dominance has decreased substantially in recent decades. Now, the city of Fargo has a growing economy based on food processing, manufacturing, technology, retail trade, higher education, and healthcare. In a study published by Forbes, Fargo was ranked the best small city in the nation to start a business or a career.
Fargo is an Academy Award–winning 1996 film named after the city. Fargo is only seen briefly at the film's opening scene set in a bar and mentioned only twice in the film. None of Fargo was shot on location in or near Fargo. A television series based on the film debuted on FX in April 2014. The city was featured in its seventh episode "Who Shaves the Barber?". The series was filmed in Calgary, Alberta.