Work hard, play hard. There’s no shortage of things to do when you live in Barnes County. With each season brings new possibilities to discover a new interest or hobby. In addition to its growing list of events and activities, this lively community offers dining diversity, cozy coffee shops, trendy boutiques, plentiful parks and thriving specialty shops such as Wild Prairie Bakery and Brockopp Brewery.
For the outdoor enthusiast, the Valley City area has a variety of adventures for any season. Winding its way through town, the easily accessible Sheyenne River is a North Dakota favorite for kayaking and fishing. Nearby Lake Ashtabula provides 26 miles of opportunities for camping, boating, water sports, dining as well as more trails for hiking and biking. South of town, grab some hot chocolate and hit the slopes skiing, snowboarding or tubing at Thrill Hills.
Fun for the whole family? You got it. Take the family bowling at Sky Lanes, swimming at the indoor or outdoor pool with a 148-foot waterslide, golfing along the river or beside the historic Hi-Line Bridge; then head to a planetarium show, movie or take a relaxing ride on our brand-new trolley. Check out the countless year-round events and activities this charming community has to offer at valleycitycalendar.com. Valley City looks forward to meeting YOU!