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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!

Local Shout-Outs

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10 Ways to Love Minot

Get a selfie by the Dala Horse
10 Ways to Love Minot

1. 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.

Get involved: Actively participate, heart and soul
10 Ways to Love Minot

2. Get involved: Actively participate, heart and soul

That means enthusiastically. Passionately. Completely. The more you put into your community, the more it gives back. You make the difference!

Try a restaurant you haven’t tried before
10 Ways to Love Minot

3. Try a restaurant you haven’t tried before

There are so many places with so many tastes, it can be hard to choose! What are some of your favorites? Snap a pic and tag it #MagicInMinot

Try all the local favorite pizzas
10 Ways to Love Minot

4. Try all the local favorite pizzas

Minot has some truly great ‘zza. There’s Spicy Pie, Sammy’s, Uncle Maddio’s, Nite Train, The Starving Rooster and a lot more. What’s your favorite slice in town? Tell us about it! #MagicInMinot

Celebrate your Scandinavian side at Norsk Høstfest
10 Ways to Love Minot

5. 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.

Support children’s discovery
10 Ways to Love Minot

6. Support children’s discovery

The Magic City Discovery Center plans to bring fun, interactive and educational experiences for children across the entire state into a year-round facility on Minot’s North Hill. Donate to help make it happen!

See the Gol Stave Church Museum
10 Ways to Love Minot

7. 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.

Take time to watch the trains
10 Ways to Love Minot

8. 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
10 Ways to Love Minot

9. 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?

See the new Big Cats habitats at Roosevelt Park Zoo
10 Ways to Love Minot

10. See the new Big Cats habitats at Roosevelt Park Zoo

The zoo is building new habitat areas that are more natural for the animals. You’ll also feel closer to these magnificent creatures!