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Valley City
Central ND - Pop 7K

MEET Valley City

Nicknamed "The City of Bridges," this beautiful city

nestled in the stunning Sheyenne River Valley is home to Valley City State University (including the state’s only planetarium), a walkable downtown, thriving businesses, 11 historic bridges and beautiful parks. Its hometown charm and many opportunities make it a great place to live.

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Much of the economy in the Valley City area is built on agriculture and value-added agricultural products. Still, its proximity to North Dakota’s largest city, access to transportation, education and job training have positioned Valley City as a leader in advanced manufacturing, technology, engineering and energy.


  • Open Door Center
  • Sisters of Mary of the Presentation
  • Valley City State University
  • John Deere Seeding Group
  • CHI Mercy Health
  • Valley City Public Schools
  • Barnes County
  • Pizza Corner
  • Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit
  • Leevers Super Valu


Valley City offers a variety of casual restaurants, cozy coffee shops and trendy boutiques, and even a craft brewery in its welcoming downtown. Only a one-hour drive from Fargo, it is also easy to get away for many more urban experiences.

The area is especially great for enthusiasts of outdoor scenery and activity. With the Sheyenne River winding its way through town, Valley City is the northern gateway to the beautiful Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway. This river is a favorite for kayaking in North Dakota. Also following the river, the North Country National Scenic Trail comes through Valley City on its way westward from New York. Nearby Lake Ashtabula provides opportunities for fishing and boating, as well as more trails for hiking and biking.

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Want to learn more about the good life in Valley City and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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Valley City Tourism
(Discover things to see and do in Valley City)

Valley City Parks and Rec
(Explore these parks and recreational facilities)

Valley City Chamber of Commerce
(Connect with the Valley City business community)

Valley City Economic Development
(See how Valley City supports workforce and business development)