Minot Community

Below are some links to other organizations and attractions in the Minot area.


Visit Minot – your source for all things Minot! Find information on local events, lodging, attractions, and dining, and more.


Minot Area Council of the Arts (MACA) – committed to serving Minot area artists, arts organizations and the community at large. We are dedicated to supporting and enriching Minot’s arts ecosystem, facilitating programs, services, and events in which we invite our neighbors and local artists to collaborate in growing Minot’s already flourishing art scene!

Minot Symphony Orchestra – a university and community orchestra, aims to enrich lives by providing opportunities for musicians and inspiration to patrons through education and the performance of diverse orchestral repertoire. The Minot Symphony Association provides volunteer and financial support to help the Minot Symphony Orchestra achieve its mission.

Dakota Territory Air Museum – Founded in 1986, the Dakota Territory Air Museum has proudly evolved into a significant historical depository honoring the men, women and machines that have impacted the rich history of aviation.  Through displays and events that inspire, educate and entertain, the museum has become a viable and important historical resource for our region and the state of North Dakota.

Magic City Discovery Center – Magic City Discovery Center is committed to creating extraordinary learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. Starting in 2013, a visionary community children’s museum group succeeded in establishing a children’s museum in Minot to serve the greater North Dakota region. The STEAM focused education center is a creativity sanctuary where children will be challenged to solve problems and gain life skills while playing in a fun and safe environment. 

Minot Park District – The mission of the Minot Park District is to provide a broad-based opportunity for the citizens of Minot and its visitors to enhance their quality of life through its parks and recreational facilities. To increase public awareness of the benefits available from the Minot Park District, and to promote professionalism in the delivery of these services. To increase the understanding of the contribution made by parks to the economy and the economic development of the region.


Minot State University – Minot State University was founded in 1913 and has evolved from a normal school to a university. Three colleges comprise the university’s academic offerings: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Health Sciences. Also home to the MSU Beavers athletics.


Roosevelt Park Zoo – The oldest zoo in North Dakota and housing over 130 animals across 68 species, the history of the zoo dates back to 1914 when a decision was made to open a zoo in Minot.


Minot Downtown Business and Professional – In essence, we’re here to support the downtown district that holds both the heart and history of the Magic City. Spelled out specifically, this is our mission: “The Minot DBPA is organized for the purpose of advocating for and supporting Minot’s central business district as the region’s center of commerce, culture, and civics.”

North Dakota State Fair – The North Dakota State Fair is an annual state fair held each July in Minot, North Dakota, USA. The Fair has carnival rides, agricultural expositions, government and commercial exhibitions, and a variety of musical and performance entertainment. The Fair in Minot was first held in Minot in 1922 but was not officially sanctioned by the state government until 1965. In 1963, 14 cities were invited to bid for the official State Fair site. The highlights of the Magic City are what won Minot the bid. Minot had the most central location in North Dakota, the best attendance of any of the competing Fairs, and the best planned and maintained Fairgrounds. 1966 marked the first year of the one and only official North Dakota State Fair held in Minot.

Norsk Høstfest – Norsk Høstfest celebrates Scandinavian culture and heritage of the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Each nation is represented in one of the halls in which the festival takes place, and each named after their country’s capital city. The individual styles of each country’s entertainment, food, clothes, art, and jewelry can be found throughout Norsk Høstfest.

Minot Hot Tots Baseball – The Minot Hot Tots are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League (a collegiate summer baseball league). Based in Minot, North Dakota, the Hot Tots play their home games at Corbett Field.

Ward County Historical Society (Pioneer Village) – Since 1951, the Ward County Historical Society has helped to maintain and preserve the history of Ward County and the region. The Society maintains the Pioneer Village Museum in Burlington, North Dakota. The museum boasts several buildings, all of which house artifacts and items of historical importance.

Minot Air Force Base – Opened in February 1957, the Minot Air Force Base is home to two major Air Force units: the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Missile Wing. The 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing are Air Force Global Strike Command units. The 5th Bomb Wing is the host wing. It is the only dual-wing nuclear capable base in the Air Force, hosting two legs of the Strategic Triad. The 5th Bomb Wing operates 26 B-52 aircraft, and the 91st Missile Wing operates 150 ICBM sites.

The Railroad Museum of Minot — your Museum — is the keeper of stories. Together, we collect them, we preserve them, and we tell them. The Museum is open every Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM. Open by appointment only rest of the week.