Valley City  is the seat of Barnes County, in the east central area of North Dakota. It has a population of about 6,826 people. Coordinates are latitude 46.92 N, longitude 98.00 W. Its elevation is 1,222 feet.
Valley City sits on the banks of the winding Sheyenne River. During its history, it was known under several names, including Second Crossing, Fifth Siding, Wahpeton, and Worthington. It is the home of Valley City State University.
Fishing on Lake Ashtabula, about 14 miles northwest of Valley City (walleye, northern pike, white bass, yellow perch and black bullheads).
Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway, map is a 63 mile scenic drive and hike along the Sheyenne River Valley, that stretches from Baldhill Dam to Lisbon. The trail follows historic Native American foot paths and pioneer wagon trails. The byway is available for snowmobiling, cross-country or downhill skiing in the winter and fishing, hiking, biking or canoeing in the spring, summer and fall. The "Fall Color Drive" along the route is considered one of the most spectacular autumnal shows.
Americinn, 280 Winter Show Road, Tel: (701) 845-5551.
Another Time Guest Cottage, 116 5th Ave SW, Tel: (701) 845-4571.
Presidents House Guest Inn, 159 Viking Drive, Tel: (701) 845-7122.
Super 8 Motel, 8th Ave & I-94, Tel: (701) 845-1140.
Three Oaks Guest Inn, 530-3rd St SE, ☎ 701-490-6000 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Three Oaks Guest Inn was built in 1915. It is a cozy 2 1/2 story home that still has all its original oak woodwork, columns, built-ins & open stairway. Choose from 3 comfortable bedrooms or a foldout couch on the three season porch. The nicely furnished dining room and living room, and modernized kitchen, make it perfect for either large or small groups...just an overnight stay, a quiet family vacation, small meetings, girl-friend/scrap-booking/quilting getaways, bridal and baby showers, graduation receptions, birthday parties, or family reunions. A second stairway goes from the backyard to the basement, where there is an extra kitchen sink and toilet, lots of counter space, a large freezer, and laundry facilities. This makes it ideal for hunters. There is a huge lot for outdoor activities, and several flowerbeds to check out. Take a hike on the North Country Trail (2 blocks away) or relax on the riverbank and watch the birds, animals, and turtles. Later, light up the fire pit for a quiet, relaxing evening. The house has cable TV, internet access, and central air. Not wheelchair accessible. We are 1 block from the city campground if some in your party prefer to stay in their own camper/motorhome. Rent one room or the whole house for a few hours to a week or more. edit
Valley Bed & Breakfast, 3611 117 R Ave. SE, Tel: (701) 845-0887.
Victorian Charm, 535 N Central Ave, Tel: (701) 845-0887.
Lake Ashtabula: take county road 21 north from Valley City to this scenic river valley and dam. Activities on Lake Ashtabla include boating, camping, fishing, hunting, picnicking, swimming and snowmobiling.