Explore Roosevelt Park Zoo and other top things to do in Minot

Centrally located in the Souris River Valley, the Country Inn & Suites, Minot, ND gives you easy access to the area’s top things to do. Less than a mile from the hotel, Dakota Square Mall offers shopping and kid-friendly fun at Splashdown Dakota Super Slides. Families also won’t want to miss the animals at Roosevelt Park Zoo or events at the State Fair Center. Pack a picnic and spend a day boating and hiking at East Totten Trail Recreation Area, or for a change of pace, head to Minot’s charming downtown for the shops, galleries, and restaurants. If you’re in town to visit a student or to attend an event at Minot State University, the campus is just 10 minutes away.

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Roosevelt Park Zoo

2.72 mi / 4.39 km from the hotel
Traveling with kids? Treat the whole family to an afternoon visiting this zoo's residents. In operation since 1920, the zoo is home to more than 50 species, including zebras, kangaroos, and giraffes.

Scandinavian Heritage Park

1.59 mi / 2.56 km from the hotel
Known for a 25-foot-tall Swedish Dala Horse statue, this park commemorates the area's Scandinavian history through a variety of fascinating artifacts and exhibits.

Dakota Square Mall

0.57 mi / 0.92 km from the hotel
Scope out a new outfit, sit down to a meal, or catch a movie at Dakota Square Mall. The mall is also home to Splashdown Dakota Super Slides, one of the Midwest's largest indoor water parks.

Dakota Territory Air Museum

4.41 mi / 7.1 km from the hotel
Aviation fans won’t want to miss a stop at the Dakota Territory Air Museum. You can browse the museum’s displays of vintage civilian and military aircraft, which trace the region’s aviation history.

East Totten Trail Recreation Area and Lake Sakakawea

41 mi / 65.98 km from the hotel
Connect with nature at this recreation area on Lake Sakakawea, which offers opportunities to fish, boat, mountain bike, and picnic. Covering 368,000 acres, the lake is the country's third-largest man-made reservoir.

Minot Air Force Base

14.45 mi / 23.25 km from the hotel
Home to the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Missile Wing, this military installation hosts more than 5,000 airmen.

Minot State University

2.69 mi / 4.33 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Beavers at the MSU Dome or Herb Parker Stadium when you visit North Dakota’s third-largest university. You can also admire the works on display at the Northwest Art Center, which includes a collection of Native American pieces.

North Dakota State Fair Center

3.17 mi / 5.11 km from the hotel
Held annually in July, the North Dakota State Fair features nine days of food, fun, and live entertainment. The center also welcomes concerts, shows, and events at other times throughout the year.

Pioneer Village Historical Museum

3.17 mi / 5.11 km from the hotel
Don't miss the collection of antique cars and horse-drawn carriages at Pioneer Village. Tour the original Sundre Log Cabin, the blacksmith shop, and the historical Ward County Courthouse during your visit.

Oak Park

2.11 mi / 3.4 km from the hotel
For a refreshing break in nature, head to this popular city park offering wooded trails, playgrounds, and picnic shelters. Kids especially love the splash pad, perfect for warm weather.

Downtown Minot

2 mi / 3.21 km from the hotel
Wide streets and historic buildings make this small but thriving downtown area a charming setting for a stroll. Visit the boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants, or bike the city’s 2.5-mile Riverwalk along the Souris River.