Introduction to Minot, North Dakota
Minot was founded in 1886. It was named in honor of H.D. Minot, a railroad investor. Minot was incorporated on June 28, 1887. The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad reached the city in 1893. In 1888, it became the county seat of Ward County, which was established on November 23, 1885.
Minot and nearby Attractions
- Oak Park Shopping Center
- Souris Valley Golf Course
- Railroad Museum
- Northwest Art Center
- Ward County Historical Village
- Roosevelt Park Zoo
Things To Do In Minot
While in Minot, visitors can plan a day trip to the Roosevelt Park Zoo. The Town and Country Shopping Center, Oak Park Shopping Center and Arrowhead Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. Souris Valley Golf Course is a great place for golfers to play a round. Some of the local celebrations include the North Dakota State Fair, Souris Valley Garlic and Grape Festival, the North Dakota Horse Fest, Northern Neighbors Day and Norsk Hostfest.
Minot International Airport is nearby.
Minot Higher Education
The city is home to Minot State University. Bismarck State College, Northern State University and the University of Mary also provide higher education in the area.