Start planning your trip to North Dakota with helpful recommendations from our Minot travel guide.
Reserve a room with Choice Hotels in Minot, ND and experience the city's rich Scandinavian heritage A visit to "Magic City" Minot allows you to explore the early railroad and aviation eras, soak up Scandinavian culture and enjoy the great outdoors. A walk along the Souris River provides a splendid opportunity for bird-watching. You also will want to explore Minot's restaurants and shops, all offering unique experiences for visitors of all ages. Choice Hotels offers accommodations in Minot, ND, centrally located to popular attractions including: Scandinavian Heritage Park Dakota Territory Air Museum Roosevelt Park Zoo Historic Soo Line Passenger Depot Museum The Railroad Museum of Minot Magic City Express
Scandinavian Heritage Park commemorates the history of early immigrants who came to the Northern Great Plains from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Featuring statues and replicas from each of the five Scandinavian countries, it’s believed to be the only park in the world to represent each country. See an eternal flame, a Danish windmill, a Finnish sauna and more.
The Dakota Territory Air Museum memorializes the growth of regional aviation and restores early aircraft to their original splendor. On display are large collections of military and civilian aircraft, as well as antique fire trucks. These are dedicated to the men and women who served aboard them. At the Roosevelt Park Zoo, connect with animals that have returned since their rescue during a 2011 flood—the ruffed lemur, American white pelican and more. The zoo participates in the Species Survival Program, conserving and populating selected species to ensure their survival.
Minot's Soo Line Depot has been restored to its original condition and serves as a working depot as well as the Historic Soo Line Passenger Depot Museum. Visit this museum to discover the evolution of transportation in the American West. At the Railroad Museum of Minot, children will delight in a large model railroad. The whole family will enjoy the magic of the early railroad era through the museum's collections of old maps, books, periodicals and audio/video files. For those who cannot get enough of Minot's rich transportation history, your next stop is the Magic City Express. The miniature train runs from Roosevelt Park to downtown Minot and will provide the whole family with some fun and relaxation.
Wind down from a busy day with a restful night at a Choice hotel in Minot, and wake refreshed for the day ahead.