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Minot Travel Guide, North Dakota

Minot Travel Guide – The Magic City of North Dakota

Minot is a splendid city located 220 miles from Grand Forks and 244 miles from Aberdeen, in the Drift Prairie of North Dakota, the USA. It is also the most important trading center in the area. With a population of no more than 37,000 inhabitants, Minot still preserves the charm of a small city.

The name of the city, Minot, comes from Henry D. Minot, naturalist and railroad executive, who invested in James J. Hill’s project to bring the Great Northern Railroad to town in 1886. Since then, the city has been also known as the Magic City. Why magic? In the winter of 1886, James J. Hill faced some impediments while constructing a trestle across Gassman Coulee to expand the railway, and a town of tents rose up over the night in the area. As a result, the city of Minot became a constant settlement and its population rapidly increased to more than 5,000 people in the next few months, which was also considered to be something ‘magic’.

The purpose of this Minot Travel Guide is exactly to prove that there is no magic in Minot but its people who are quite proud of being citizens in this charming city.

Minot Travel Guide – The City of Minot, North Dakota, USA

As a simple visitor in Minot, any of you will immediately fall in love with the laid-back atmosphere of the magical city as soon as you arrive there. The city itself offers the perfect facilities and amenities of a large city, still preserving the charm of a small town. Its high standards of living make you feel the American spirit in the air. Having a chat with its natives while having a glass of refreshing soda in one of the downtown restaurants, you can soon realize how proud these people are.

There are plenty of attractions in Minot for both leisure activities and to enrich your knowledge with its culture and history.

It is known that almost half of the city’s residents come from Scandinavian ancestry. Scandinavian Heritage Park proudly proves that by featuring remembrances and replicas from all Scandinavian countries. It also hosts the largest Scandinavian-American cultural festival from all over the United States, Norsk Hostfest, held every October, when thousands of people celebrate and take part in the Scandinavian culture and entertainment as well.

If you are lucky to go to Minot in July, it is worth to mention that the annual North Dakota State Fair is held in the city at that time. The fair is a great opportunity for fun and entertainment as it features agricultural exhibitions, carnival rides, and a wide range of musical performances. No time to get bored at all.

Minot Travel Guide – Public Transport & Accommodation

Public transportation in Minot is perfectly facilitated by road, air and rail networks so there are no impediments of getting to or around the city at all. Bus rental services for larger groups of visitors as well as car rental services for individuals or couples are also available.

Minot International Airport operates 24 hours a day and there are flights to and from almost everywhere on the continent and off as well. The Minot City Bus ensures the safest and the most reliable transportation services in town.

Your needs are always met in perfect style at any of the hotels and inns in Minot, whether you are on business or on holiday, or just transiting the city. A wide range of hotels provides the best accommodation so that you can also enjoy their perfect climate for rest and relaxation. Just choose the best accommodate that fits you and book it online. It’s much cheaper!

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