Things to Do in Minot, North Dakota
The continent's largest Scandinavian festival arrives in this small north-central city each fall (September 28-October 1, 2022). High-quality handcrafted merchandise and traveling shows make for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Roosevelt Park Zoo
In 1920, the only animal in the zoo was a bison from Montana. Now, new animals are brought to this zoo —home to 68 species—in almost every year.
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Explore this nod to northern Europe, which includes a replica stave church, Finnish sauna and 25-foot-tall Swedish Dala horse.
Eat and Drink
Blue Rider Bar
Downtown's only remaining wood-frame structure is home to this historic bar, known for weekly live music and for its annual Rocky Mountain oyster festival.
Ebeneezer's Eatery and Irish Pub
Enjoy all-day breakfast (as well as Irish-inspired bar food), often accompanied by live music, at the Central Avenue pub.
The Starving Rooster
Try flatbread pizza, craft beer and a terrific pulled pork sandwich in a contemporary, brick-walled space.
Dakotah Rose Bed and Breakfast
The gracious 1906 home, built along a bend in the Souris River, offers six guest rooms. The third-floor ballroom overlooking the river is a common area where guests can listen to records or play cards and board games.
For more information: visitminot.org