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It's Magic in Minot!

North Dakota's Magic City is a community full of energy and a spirit for being a better place to live, to visit and to love. Share the magic!

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10 Ways to Love Minot

Join the Roosevelt Park Zoo Crew
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1. Join the Roosevelt Park Zoo Crew

Cleaning up after zebras and giraffes is not glamorous, but it sure is fun! Make some new friends while helping the zoo out!

Got an idea? Give it a try!
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2. Got an idea? Give it a try!

Our community is better when we keep trying new things. If you’ve been wanting to start a business in Minot, now could be a great time to release your entrepreneurial spirit.

See the Gol Stave Church Museum
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3. See the Gol Stave Church Museum

Scandinavian Heritage Park is home to a full-size replica of the Gol Stave Church, constructed more than 750 years ago in Norway – definitely a must-see attraction in Minot.

Get a selfie by the Dala Horse
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4. Get a selfie by the Dala Horse

The craft of carving and painting Dala horses began in Sweden in the 1800s, made as toys for children. In Minot’s Scandinavian Heritage Park, you can stand next to one that’s 30 feet tall.

Visit 62 Doors Gallery and Studios
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5. Visit 62 Doors Gallery and Studios

What's the right way to look at art? Do you put a hand on your chin and nod knowingly? Whatever works for you! 62 Doors is a community of artists living, working and displaying their work in downtown Minot.

Watch the planes from Minot Air Force Base
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6. Watch the planes from Minot Air Force Base

From Minot Air Force Base, B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers fly missions around the world. These impressive planes have been an important part of our nation’s defense since Vietnam and continue to be.

Take time to watch the trains
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7. Take time to watch the trains

Minot is at the heart of America’s energy and agriculture industries. The railroads here are carrying food and energy to our country and the world!

Love the North Dakota State Fair
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8. Love the North Dakota State Fair

We all missed it in 2020, but it will be back with concerts, fair food, animals, crafts and more. We’re looking forward to it. How about you?

Celebrate your Scandinavian side at Norsk Høstfest
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9. Celebrate your Scandinavian side at Norsk Høstfest

Velkommen to North America’s Largest Scandinavian Festival. The cultural heritage of the region is important to us, and it shows! Enjoy all the food, dancing, music and more.

Visit and support an art gallery
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10. Visit and support an art gallery

Minot has a thriving and vibrant arts community. Where else in this part of the nation can you find a diverse cooperative of artists creating and presenting their art in a place as cool as this? Come check it out.