Minot is a beautiful town in the state of North Dakota, United States, located more exactly in Ward County and being its county seat at the same time. The history of Minot goes back to 1886, when the Great Northern Railway was constructed, and a tent town was established over night, in an almost magical way. This is where the nickname of Minot comes from: 'The Magic City'. Then, Minot became incorporated in 1887 and it registered an incredible growth throughout the years. Now, there are 40.888 people living in Minot, according to the 2010 census, making in the major city of the Minot Micropolitan Area. This magic city is also worth visiting, as Minot will show everyone a good time.
Top Attractions within Minot
The Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum is the place where you will get to see the historic Soo Line depot, which was built in 1912 in downtown Minot. There are many historical items and artifacts put on display, related to the depot's history in particular.
Scandinavian Heritage Park is one of the most popular recreational facilities in Minot. The name of the park comes from the fact that nearly 40% of the population in Minot is of Scandinavian origins. The park was established in 1988, with the purpose of preserving and celebrating the Scandinavian heritage. There are many interesting features in this park, like the Gol Stave Church replica, Dala Horse, Finnish Sauna, Hans Christian Andersen Statue, a waterfall and many other monuments. This park is definitely a landmark of the city.
Roosevelt Park is another great park in Minot, and the largest at the same time. You can do many activities here, such as hiking, biking, playing tennis, skating, swimming and picnicking. You will also find here the Roosevelt Park Zoo, where you will be able to admire a wide variety of wildlife, including felines and bears. This park is the best place to spend a relaxing day in the outdoors.