Things To Do in North Dakota: Minot

Alicia Underlee Nelson
| January 6, 2024 | 1 Minute Read
Young girl plays in front of lit up wall at Magic City Discovery Center Rick Heit Photography


Magic City Discovery Center

This hands-on STEAM museum (science, technology, engineering, art and math) was created for kids, but it’s fun for all ages. Anyone can scamper up the 37-foot climbing feature, splash in the Water Flow Gallery, design and launch paper airplanes, or tinker in the Smithsonian Spark!Lab. Visitors can even paint on the walls in the Creativity Studio.

Hunt for local art.

Wooden church and flags at the Scandinavian Heritage Park

Stare up at the Norwegian wooden church and a towering Swedish dala horse at Scandinavian Heritage Park (above). Grab a map inside the Scandinavian Heritage Center to track down 23 street art murals hidden all over town. Pop over to the Taube Museum of Art to see what regional artists have been creating lately. Then paint your own ceramics at Margie’s Art Glass Studio.

Shop downtown.

Book displays inside Main Street Books

Main Street Books (above) stocks new and used titles, as well as toys and gleefully bookish gifts. Discover new tunes and collectables at Budget Music & Video, or shop for cutlery and kitchen tools at Gourmet Chef. The Foundry features unique decor and gifts from 50 local vendors. Weekender boutique specializes in trendy women’s clothing and accessories.


Hyatt House Minot

Wake up with complementary hot coffee, fresh fruit and made-to-order omelets at the AAA Three Diamond Hyatt House Minot. The property’s newly remodeled H Bar also serves up bistro fare like sandwiches and appetizers every evening, beginning at 5:00 p.m. A well-equipped fitness center and comfortable rooms and suites make it easy to de-stress, relax and unwind.

The Starving Rooster

The AAA Approved Starving Rooster has been a downtown Minot fixture for nearly a decade. Locals love the fire baked buffalo chicken dip, the prime rib sandwich with house-made au jus, and the pizzas made in the restaurant’s signature brick oven. (Try the white sauce or a cauliflower crust to shake things up.) Rotisserie ham, chicken and pulled pork top flatbreads, sandwiches and salads.

10 North Main Smokehouse Bar & Grill

Reserve a table at the AAA Three Diamond 10 North Main Smokehouse Bar & Grill for a dinner worth savoring. The atmosphere is elevated, but it’s also warm and welcoming. The menu is a carnivore’s delight. Stellar steaks are a given. But intriguing appetizers, entrées and specials spotlight juicy wagyu beef, elk burgers, tender bison steaks and local pheasant with a sweet Thai chili glaze.

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