Rosebud Visitor Center
The Rosebud Visitor Center is your gateway to Valley Cityís unrivaled hospitality. This unique center houses "Rosebud," an 1881 Northern Pacific Superintendentís Railcar, and the offices of Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley City-Barnes County Economic Development Corporation, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway and the North Dakota Winter Show.
Our visitor center brings the history of the valley to life, with hands-on exhibits and interpretation of the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, our railroads and their development of the area.
Rosebud Superintendentís Railcar
The building of the Northern Pacific Railroad was responsible for the establishment of Valley City, and it began the chain of events that led to the settlement of the northern Dakota Territory. The Rosebud Superintendentís Railcar is one of the few remnants from those early days. It is a local treasure that provides a glimpse of our beginning as a railroad frontier town.
Originally an old, unused railcar, the fully restored Rosebud was converted to a Northern Pacific Railroad Superintendentís Coach in July 1881. It served as living accommodations for S. R. Ainslie, Superintendent of the Northern Pacific Yellowstone Division. It remained in service until 1931, and was present for many events in the history of the Northern Pacific Railroad.