Minot Things to Do
Located just north of the Minot International Airport on Highway 83 you will find the Dakota Territory Air Museum. The museum was founded in 1986 with the dream to provide the most comprehensive aviation facility in the state and the region. Here you will find a variety of Military and Civilian Aircraft, numerous aviation photographs, and a large...more
One of North Dakota's best kept secrets - the zoo in Minot is a must stop and see spot.You can see many types of animals; bears, giraffes, camels, penguins, monkeys, and many many more.Don't miss stopping if your in Minot - the kids will LOVE it.May: 10am - 6pmJune, July, August: 10am - 8pm September: 10am - 5pmADMISSION PRICES:$5.00, ages 13 & up;...more
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This is hands down the best restaurant in Minot. Which isn't saying much since Applebee's was probably the best place before 10 North Main opened in January 2005. Co-owned by a local son who is now a Hollywood actor, 10 North Main brings a chic and trendy dining atmosphere to a sleepy midwest town. Only time will tell if the locals will support it...more
The Pita Pit is a chain of fast food restaurants and one just opened up in Minot. In fact we went the day it happened to open (July 6, 2005). All of their offerings are pretty healthy from the meats (chicken, souvlaki, gyros, etc.) to the veggie options (hummus, falafel, babaganoush, feta, etc.). Your choice is put into a pita bread along with your...more
China Star has the ubiquitous buffet with a large variety of dishes sitting on warming trays. Lots of variety but not a lot of great food. However they also offer a Mongolian BBQ where you pick your ingredients from a buffet of chopped veggies and meats and seafood. Then you put in a blend of whatever sauces you fancy including soy sauce, sesame...more
Minot Off The Beaten Path
This reconstruction of the original fort is where the Lewis & Clark expedition spent the winter of 1804-05 as the guests of the Hidatsa and Mandan Indians. Being a military expedition, the party decided to build a fort to house the group and to settle in for the winter. The reconstruction is based on entries and sketches in journals kept by party...more
A lovely 70-mile drive south of Minot on U.S. 83 just outside the town of Washburn, the center is housed in a beautiful natural wood building. In front is a spectacular metal sculpture of Lewis & Clark meeting with a Mandan chief. Inside the center has many historical displays mainly about Lewis & Clark's time in the area which included a winter...more
Located just outside of the town of Stanton, about an hour and 20 minutes south of Minot, this unit of the National Park Service features exhibits and the remains of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people who lived along the banks of the Knife River and were around when Lewis and Clark paid a visit in 1804. In fact the legendary Sakakawea, the...more
Favorite thing: These are really fun and spark interest in the National Park Service system. The brainchild of a marketing genius, the purchaser can get a stamp from each of the NPS sites he or she visits. The collection of these stamps, similar to postal cancellation postmarks (which include the name of the park and the date visited) become fun to collect. It's a great way to get the kids (of all ages!) excited about going to different parks, monuments, seashores, etc. that are operated by the NPS.
The passport itself is reasonably priced and the stamps are, of course, free. Each NPS facility has a stamp available at the visitor's center. If you don't see it just ask the ranger on duty. Some (e.g., Mt. Rushmore, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse) have special stamps with a depiction of the area/monument. Great fun!
You can obtain an NPS passport at any park Visitor's Center or online at the National Park Service Store.
Around Minot you can get a stamp at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, about an hour's drive south of town.Related to:
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