Minot is a popular tourist destination for both the travelers of Canada and America as it is situated at the border of North Dakota, which is nearly at a distance of two hours from Canadian border. The Souris River carves a beautiful valley by passing through the middle of the city. The southern part of the city is called South Valley and the Northern part is called the North Valley.
Minot has an attitude of a small town as well as cosmopolitan that makes it an unusual city. Minot experiences an extreme weather that is freezing in winter and sometimes boiling with the temperature of 100 in summer. Originally, a tent town city sprang up over night that is why it is also referred as the Magic City.
Minot houses its own airport, which is called Minot International Airport. The airport has all the basic facilities and amenities t serve regional as well international flights. Northwest Airlines serves the airport three times daily in the peak season. In past the Denver based Frontier Airline also served the Minot International Airport. The Airport authorities are inviting other famous airlines to serve the airport but these services are not initiated yet. There is only one airport near Minot within the area of 100 miles and that is Bismarck, North Dakota BISMARCK (BIS) (99.4 miles) away from Minot
The major airline that travels to and from Minot is North West Airlines. Flights to Minot are available over the internet as well as on the offline terminals of the North West Airlines. You can choose from the available routes given by the airlines for example you can choose a route from Atlanta (ATL) to Minot (MOT) with an average price of 466$ or any other route of your choice.
Due to its mix culture having traits of both American and Scandinavian civilizations, Minot offers a number of cultural events for its visitors. Mid of October is an ideal time to visit the city as there held a grand cultural festival in the Scandinavian Heritage Park. Minot State University also offers cultural events as it arrange a number of art programs, operas, cultural concerts, theaters and plays. Minot also hosts the North Dakota State Fair that begins in the early July each year. The fair boasts off a variety of agricultural events, carnivals and various performing arts.
The Roosevelt Zoo of Minot also serves another place where families can readily spend a full day with animals and children can learn a lot about animal life at the special education center of the zoo. Dakota Territory Air Museum is another interesting place where one can learn all the process of evolution of air and rail modes of transportation.
The ideal time to visit Minot is from the start of the April to the mid of the October. The climate is not much harsh during these months. The summer is warm, but it is bearable as compared to the very cold winter of the city. Most of the festivals and fairs hold by Minot are also celebrated during the above mention period.
There are innumerable opportunities for you to participate in nightlife activities of Minot. You can pay a visit to places like Sevens Bar & Restaurant, Rockin Horse, Legends and Space Alien’s Grills & Bars, where you can enjoy till wee hours of the night.