Explore the Souris River Valley
The Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located in Minot, an historic city nestled in the Souris River Valley of North Dakota. The hotel is centrally located so guests can explore prominent area attractions like the Minot Air Force Base and Dakota Territory Air Museum. Families enjoy more than 50 species of animals at the Roosevelt Park and Zoo and learn about frontier life at Pioneer Village. Did you know that Minot is also home to “The Entertainment Capital of North Dakota?” That’s what locals call the nearby North Dakota State Fair Center, which hosts a variety of performance events throughout the year. If you need to wet a line, water ski, hike or just enjoy the outdoors, Sakakawea Lake is just a short drive away.
Don't miss these local favorites:
- Dakota Square Mall (0.8 miles)
Shop, dine, enjoy a spa treatment or take in a movie at Dakota Square Mall, which offers ample, affordable shopping and entertainment options.
Phone: +1 (701) 839-7500
- Scandinavian Heritage Park (1.6 miles)
Formed to honor five Scandinavian countries–Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland–the Scandinavian Heritage Association commemorates the area’s history and founding cultures. Artifacts and exhibits at Scandinavian Heritage Park include a a 25-foot-tall Swedish Dala Horse.
Phone: +1 (701) 852-9161
- Roosevelt Park and Zoo (2.7 miles)
The Roosevelt Park and Zoo has offered fun and rewarding educational experiences since 1920. Today, the zoo provides award-winning animal care to more than 50 species, including zebras, kangaroos and giraffes.
Phone: +1 (701) 857-4166
- Minot State University (2.8 miles)
Home of the Beavers, Minot State University is the third-largest university in North Dakota. Boasting a population of more than 3,400 students, the university offers 60-plus professional and liberal arts degree programs.
Phone: +1 (701) 858-3000
- ND State Fair Center (3.1 miles)
Since 1922, Minot has hosted the annual North Dakota State Fair. The fair itself draws 250,000 guests each summer. During the remainder of the year, the center hosts concerts, shows and events.
Phone: +1 (701) 857-7620
- Pioneer Village (3.1 miles)
Experience life during the frontier days without ever leaving the ND State Fair Center grounds. Perfect for families, historians and schools, Pioneer Village is home to a blacksmith shop, a general store and the original (Imperial) Ward County Court House.
Phone: +1 (701) 839-0785
- Dakota Territory Air Museum (4.5 miles)
Dakota Territory Air Museum preserves the rapidly advancing story of aviation. Featuring displays of vintage civilian and military aircraft, the museum safeguards the best of the machines that have launched us into the skies.
Phone: +1 (701) 852-8500
- Sakakawea Lake (43 miles)
One of the three largest manmade reservoirs in the nation, Sakakawea Lake boasts a surface area of 368,000 acres. Are you a nature-lover? At Sakakawea Lake, you can go fishing, boating, water skiing, mountain biking, hunting and more.
Phone: +1 (701) 487-3315