• State Fair Ride
  • North Dakota State Fair
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park at Minot
  • Norsk Hostfest
  • Norsk Hostfest Craftsman
  • Scandinavian Heritage Park
  • Arts at Norsk Hostfest
  • Norsk Høstfest
  • Events Category: Honorable Mention: "ND State Fair," Breann Fischer, Grenora
  • Minot Food


This city has rebounded following devastating floods of 2011 and topped by an exploding energy boom in the nearby Bakken oil field. New hotels, new dining and many activities keep you occupied both day and night during an extended stay. It’s a college town, a boomtown, a small town and a big town … all at the same time. This vibrant city, home of the annual North Dakota State Fair in July, also features Roosevelt Park Zoo, Dakota Territory Air Museum, an art museum, symphony, opera and a number of local cultural organizations. The annual Norsk Hostfest is the largest festival of its kind in North America and is a tribute the area’s Scandinavian heritage. The Scandinavian Heritage Park is home to a beautiful Stave Church.


Things to see and do in Minot
Dakota Territory Air Museum
Minot Air Force Base
Railroad Museum of Minot
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Taube Museum
62 Doors Gallery and Studios
Roosevelt Zoo
Unique places to dine in Minot
Baan Rao Thai Restaurant
Sweet & Flour Patisserie
Souris River Brewing
Ebeneezer’s Eatery and Irish Pub
Off the Vine
Special events in Minot
PRCA Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo
Motor Magic
North Dakota State Fair
Norsk Hostfest
Wild About Wheels


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