100 Things to do in Minot this year!

With spring on the horizon and warmer weather on its way, we came up with 100 things for you to do in Minot this year. Form eateries, to museums, the State Fair and Norsk Hostfest, we will keep you busy for all of 2017. Do you think you could do them all? Let us know in the comments section below.minot_cvb_6015 (1)


  1. Ride the Ferris Wheel at the North Dakota State Fair.
  2. Check out Movie in the Park in June, July, and August.
  3. Visit the Red Pandas at the Roosevelt Park Zoo.Amanda Cone 172
  4. Try the pulled pork sandwich at The Starving Rooster.
  5. Try the Hemlock drink which is served with a Buzz Button Flower at Elevation.
  6. Experience Hibachi at ND Asia.
  7. Check out the hand carved work in the Gol Stav Church at the Scandinavian Heritage Park.
  8. Don’t scratch the 8-Ball at The Spot Pool Hall.
  9. Attend the Minot State Homecoming Football Game.
  10. Enjoy breakfast at Minot’s oldest restaurant, Charlies Café in Downtown Minot.
  11. Try lutefisk at Norsk Hostfest.
  12. Check out the Magic City Flea Market held at the North Dakota State Fair Center.
  13. Attend the Big One Art and Craft Show and find a local Pride of Dakota product to try.
  14. Go to the Point of View Winery.
  15. Attend the Minot Symphony, and listen to the Orchestra WOW your ears.efrain dark bkgr-2
  16. Take pictures in front of the Minot Street Art Movement downtown.
  17. Wait in the cold with a hot chocolate for the CP Holiday Train at Main Street Crossing.
  18. Watch the diaper derby during the North Dakota State Fair.
  19. Bring the kids to the Magic City Discovery Center for an afternoon of learning and discovery.
  20. Watch the North Dakota State Fair Parade from Burdick Expy.
  21. Check out the many planes and exhibits in the Airplane Museum at their North Hill location.
  22. Indulge by eating the Fat Frog Sandwich at Ebenezer’s.
  23. Experience a Downtown Wine Walk.
  24. Go shopping at the Dakota Square Mall, and don’t forget to visit the Easter Bunny and Santa when they come to visit.
  25. Take a flight from North Dakota’s newest and largest airport in Minot.
  26. Dress up in your best Comic Con outfit and attend Imagicon.
  27. Attend a race at Nodak Speedway.
  28. Stop in the Visitor Center and take your selfie with Buffy the Bison!
  29. Attend Winterfest, and build a snowman with your favorite movie characters.
  30. Watch a film at the newly renovated Oak Park Theater.
  31. Attend the 4th of July Festival in Roosevelt Park.
  32. Watch the Bull Riding during the Y’s Men’s Annual Rodeo.11954840_1030057740360931_1882311720172571825_n
  33. Bring the dogs to Soggy Doggy Days at the Roosevelt Park Pool.
  34. Join local law enforcement at the Annual National Night Out.
  35. Eat your fill at the annual Kiwanas Pancake Breakfast.
  36. Test your dart throwing skills at Bootleggers.
  37. Watch the Minotauros play the MSU Beavers in Pepsi Arena.
  38. Take a hot Yoga class at Yogify you.
  39. Try the Elk Chili at Souris River Brewing.
  40. Attend the annual Pow Wow in the MSU Dome.
  41. Attend an art show at the Taube Museum of Art.
  42. Grab a breakfast burrito on the go from El Azteca.
  43. Attend the Minot Farmers Market and snag some fresh and locally grown vegetables.
  44. Watch a #NDLegendary sunset on the West side of the City.
  45. Experience the Arts in the Park series provided by MACA.
  46. Attend one of the Free Public Ice Skating times at the All Seasons Arena.
  47. Visit the Scandinavian Heritage Park and catch Pikachu while playing Pokémon Go. YES! There are still many Poke-players in the park!
  48. Have the kiddos attend the monthly Lego Club at the Minot Public Library.
  49. Enjoy a $5.00 movie at Carmike Cinema inside the Dakota Square Mall every Tuesday.
  50. Put on your nicest gown, dress pants or blues and attend the annual Military Ball.
  51. Bounce at HighAir Ground. BO1R9696
  52. Visit Pioneer Village Museum and explore Ward County’s historical past during summer time.
  53. Watch Magic City Ice Show at the Maysa Arena Pepsi Rink.
  54. Take a cooking class from Gourmet Chef.
  55. Visit Margie’s Art Glass Studio and paint your own potteries.
  56. Go Rock and Bowling at North Hill Bowl.
  57. Eat a foot-long corndog at the North Dakota State Fair.
  58. Rent skis at the Corbett Field warming house and go cross country skiing in our beautiful parks.
  59. Enjoy indoor water slides at Splashdown Dakota.
  60. Take a selfie with a troll at Norsk Hostfest.BO1R9042
  61. Try the Haystack at the Schatz Crossroads.
  62. Visit Berry Acres and enjoy the Pumpkin Patch or corn maze in the fall.
  63. Visit Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum and learn the history of transportation in the American West.
  64. Bring your four-legged friend and walk the Woodland Trail.
  65. Play laser tag with your friends at Planet Pizza.
  66. Meet Mrs. Claus and the Reindeer during the holidays outside Scheels Hunting and Fishing in the Dakota Square Mall.
  67. Check out Minot State University’s Summer Theater in the outdoor amphitheater.
  68. Eat fried cheese curds at the North Dakota State Fair.
  69. Cool off at one of Minot’s splash pads.splashpad
  70. Bring your binoculars and check out the birds that can only be found in Minot area.
  71. Try Viking on a stick or a spud hog while at Norsk Hostfest.
  72. Experience our Downtown Minot shopping!
  73. Attend the Minot Symphony Orchestra.
  74. Take your chance at escaping the two caboose rooms at the Railroad museum.
  75. Check out the newly renovated Oak Park Movie Theater, and attend a showing for $3.00.
  76. Appreciate good live music at Ebenezer’s Irish Pub.
  77. Rock on with a cup o’ Joe at Classic Rock Coffee.
  78. Grab a free slice of pie at the Village Inn Wednesday’s.
  79. Explore the Magic City Discovery Center with their many interactive exhibits for children to enjoy.
  80. Take your chance at a good hand in the ND Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament, which, is the largest charitable tournament outside of Vegas.
  81. Stay an evening at Minot’s only bed and breakfast, Dakota Rose B&B.
  82. Attend Bacon and Brew at the Zoo, and enjoy some delicious treats and beverages while visiting the animals.
  83. Check out the Air Gallery, 62 doors located below Artmain in Downtown Minot.
  84. Purchase the NDSF Showpass to check out all their country concerts.
  85. Take a selfie with the Teddy Roosevelt Statue down at Roosevelt Park.Roosevelt Park
  86. Enjoy your favorite glass of wine at Off The Vine in downtown Minot.
  87. Indulge in Thai food and sushi at Little Blue Elephant.
  88. Check out one of the Mouse River Players performances.
  89. Head to the Rock the Leaves Festival full of musical entertainment.
  90. Grab your tickets early for the annual Renaissance Christmas Feast.
  91. Grab some friends and try your hand at curling at the Minot Curling Club.
  92. Visit the Soo Line Train Museum and learn the history of the depot.
  93. Try a new scotch at the Luxe Lounge.
  94. Attend the Pride of Dakota craft and vendor showcase at the North Dakota State Fair Center.
  95. Attend Paint the Town Red with some friends, where you enjoy a glass of wine and paint a picture to take home.
  96. Get spooked at the Downtown Minot Haunted Parking Garage Party.
  97. Play BINGO at your favorite watering hole.
  98. Visit Thorvold, our office troll in the Minot Visitor Center.
  99. Enjoy a game of golf and a beverage at the Vardon Golf Course.
  100. Shop the Visitors Center Gift Shop for your favorite souvenir of Minot, Norsk Hostfest and the Scandinavian Heritage Park.


Phew! We made it to 100! Enjoy all these fun things that you can experience in Minot!


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