Travel Green in Minot

Embrace being green in Minot with sustainable activities and eco-friendly places to shop, eat, and drink this Earth Month and every day.

Sustainable Sips & Snacks
Neighborhood Bakery

Prairie Sky Breads, a local independent bakery and coffee shop that serves fresh, made-from-scratch sourdough bread and baked goods with locally roasted coffee. They feature locally grown grains and utilize sustainable practices like reusing, recycling, and composting in-house.

Fact: In the summer, sit on the parklet surrounded by plants and flowers on a sunny day.

Award-Winning Beers

Atypical Brewery and Barrelworks creates uniquely flavored craft beers inside of a remodeled service station in downtown Minot. After the brewing process, they’ve partnered with area farmers to use their spent grain to feed pigs, chickens, cows, etc.

Fact: Their “Gin & Spruce” Beer, made with local tree needles and aged in a reused gin barrel, was awarded a Gold Medal at the Word Beer Cup.

Sustainable Sweets

Stop into Jar + Cone for a scoop of ice cream made in the Midwest. This downtown shop, located inside The Putt District, serves delicious ice cream using eco-friendly and biodegradable materials. Try an ice cream flight and pick your favorite!

Fact: Their rotating menu includes ice cream flavors by Pride Dairy, located in Bottineau, ND, and The Scoop, from right here in Minot!

Refill and Renew
Eco-Friendly Marketplace

Shop low-waste, non-toxic household and personal care goods at Refillery. This locally owned boutique store offers high-quality, eco-friendly products for your home and yourself, including cleaning products, body products, and more to help you live a more earth-friendly life with less plastic.

Fact: Grab a new houseplant to purify your home at Lexi Lou Floral, just next door!

Go Outdoors
Explore Nature Trails

Minot has over 35 parks and trails to see prairie terrain, native plants and wildlife. Get off the beaten path at these parks, recreational areas, and open spaces — perfect for reconnecting with nature and taking a breath of fresh air.

Fact: The Outdoor Recreation Area features almost 5 miles of pathways, including nearly 2 miles of accessible paved paths, for hiking and biking lined with native wildflowers.

Save the Bees

Keep an eye out for native flowers and grasses in planters throughout downtown Minot, planted by The Minot Pollinator Project. The Carnegie Center, a historic landmark that is over 100 years old, features a pollinator garden with plant varieties labeled and information about their benefits to area pollinators.

Fact: North Dakota is the #1 honey producer in the nation.

Protect and Support Wildlife
Close Up Encounters

At Roosevelt Park Zoo, you can encounter red pandas, tigers, and other endangered species. Get up close and personal at the Giraffe Feeding Station, where you can hand-feed a giraffe. Proceeds directly support conservation efforts.

Fact: Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, a life-long nature lover, who was inspired to preserve the environment after his trip to the North Dakota Badlands.

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Pollinators Paradise

You’ll find a variety of native plants and flowers throughout the zoo, which provide food for pollinators like bees and monarch butterflies and make the grounds even more beautiful.

Fact: There are over 150 species of butterflies that are found in North Dakota.

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