Fans of Noah Hawley’s Fargo starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman will be familiar with Bemidji, Minnesota as one of the small Minnesota towns in which the series’ first season takes place. Despite being filmed in Calgary, Alberta, the show casts the iconic image of a Minnesotan winter: flat, frozen and stunningly beautiful.
Bemidji, known as the “First City on the Mississippi,” is a small town with a rich culture reaching back to the Indigenous peoples that have inhabited the region since before the arrival of European settlers.
Sitting on the edge of Lake Bemidji, the town is the heart of curling in the United States and the birthplace of countless professional curlers and hockey players alike.
Craving the sights and sounds of the city? Hop in the car and head 200 miles south for a weekend trip to Minneapolis. The largest city on the Minnesota prairie, Minneapolis is known across the country for its unique and dedicated artists. Visit progressive art galleries, take in the history at the museum, enjoy a night at one of the many rock clubs and catch a show at a local edgy theater. No matter your creative bent, Minneapolis has something for artists and art-lovers of all mediums.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Bemidji, Minnesota, you’ll arrive at the Bemidji Regional Airport. Located just three miles outside of Bemidji, is the gateway to the Minnesota plains.