Dakota Square Mall, Roosevelt Park Zoo & More

Stay Close to Minot’s Best Attractions

The Northern Plains Inn is located in the heart of southwest Minot, North Dakota’s retail and dining district. From here, it’s just a short drive to attractions like the Roosevelt Park Zoo, the Scandinavian Heritage Park, the Dakota Territory Air Museum and more. You’ll find some of our favorite Minot attractions and things do below, and our friendly staff is always happy to make more recommendations on what to do when you arrive. 

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Roosevelt Park Zoo

distance: 3 miles from hotel
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Walk on the wild side with over 90 different species comprising 200 animals, including rare and exotic species like the Amur Leopard and the Reticulated Giraffe. Be sure to visit the Discovery Barn, Children’s Zoo and other fun exhibits. 

Scandinavian Heritage Park

distance: 2 miles from hotel
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Learn more about Minot’s rich Scandinavian culture with artifacts, exhibits and architectural replicas from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. View a real grass roof Stabbur, a replica Stave Church from Gol, Norway, a Danish Windmill, and a 25-foot Dala Horse from Sweden. 

Dakota Territory Air Museum

distance: 6 miles from hotel
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Explore the Minot region’s legacy of military aviation service and history through a fascinating collection of photographs, literature, periodicals and memorabilia. You’ll also get an up close look at military, vintage and civilian aircraft on display.

ND State Fairgrounds & All Seasons Arena

distance: 3 miles from hotel
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The North Dakota State Fairgrounds features 188 acres of show and livestock facilities. In addition to the North Dakota State Fair, this facility hosts horse and livestock shows, auto and machinery expos, concerts, car races, RV rallies and more. 

Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum and Western History Research Center

distance: 3.5 miles from hotel
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Explore the history of transportation in the American West. With exhibits on railroads, automobiles, buses and aviation housed in the beautifully restored 1912 Soo Line Depot building, this is one of the top museums in North Dakota.

Minot State University

distance: 3.5 miles from hotel
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The Northern Plains Inn is just three and a half miles from Minot State University, making us the perfect choice of hotels for university family, friends and alumni and travelers doing business or attending a sporting event on campus. 

Minot Air Force Base

distance: 20 miles from hotel
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Though the base is closed to non-military personnel, it does offer occasional open houses that welcome the public to learn about Air Force preparedness, the base’s role in national security, its weapon systems and capabilities, and the Air Force culture. Private base tours are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Maysa Arena

distance: 0.5 miles from hotel
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In addition to offering free skating sessions, this indoor ice arena hosts birthday parties, wedding receptions, dinners, professional wrestling, game fairs, pancake breakfasts and more. During the summer, it’s the only ice rink open in western North Dakota.

Northern Plains Inn

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1515 22nd Ave SW, Minot, ND  58701