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Fargo-Moorhead Passport Turns Locals into Tourists

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The recent signs of spring means tourism season is starting for many places in the valley, but in Fargo-Moorhead, the Visitor's Bureau is focusing on a different kind of tourist.

Valley News team's Hope Hanselman shows us what doors the Fargo-Moorhead Passport is opening for locals.

Sometimes the best sites are the ones we see every day,

"There's a lot of places to visit around town that people who live here don't think about," Charley Johnson, CEO of the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Now, the CVB is asking locals to see them in a new light.

It's called the 'hometown tourist,' or the 'passport to Fargo-Moorhead.'

It's a package deal for admission to six of the best activities in the area.

"The real idea is to get people who live in Fargo-Moorhead to visit some of these places in their own backyard," Johnson said.

For example, the cost of general admission to the Plains Art Museum is $5- the same price as one of these passports; but with six times the entertainment, that's priceless.

"It's really a sweet deal, I think, if you bought individual admission it'd be over $40," Johnson said.

It's a passport to culture, a ticket to fun, like inside the Plains Art Museum.

"bringing people together and bringing them together around art and ideas and fun is really what we're all about," Colleen Scheehy, Director of the museum, said.

Saturday night, hundreds celebrated the Andy Warhol Exhibit, an attraction Scheehy says you don't want to miss.

"We want to reach every single person in Fargo-Moorhead because this is a great facility, there's something that everyone is going to be intrigued by," Scheehy said.

Because, sometimes we just need a different perspective to see what's right in front of us.

But, that good deal doesn't end with admission. Get your passport stamped by four locations, then enter a drawing to win more prizes, including some money to more local businesses.

The passport will be available May 4-18.

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