Scandinavian Heritage Center
A good way to start your visit to the Scandinavian Heritage Park is to stop first at the Edward T. and
Center. This uniquely-styled building houses the Minot
Convention and Visitors Bureau and it's wide array of tourist
information; the office of the Scandinavian Heritage Association;
and a Gift Shop of Minot area souvenirs and Scandinavian-interest
items and books; on the main level. The Gift Shop is a pleasant place to pause while contemplating the next place to explore.
next lower level contains the year-around offices of the Norsk
Hostfest Association, well-known as "North America's Largest
Scandinavian Festival" which is held annually each October,
featuring nationally famous entertainment from U.S., Canada, and
Scandinavia. Tickets are on sale each year from mid-May
until Hostfest in October.
second lower level is the home of Thor Lodge 4-067 of Sons of Norway as
well as the meeting place for local Danish, Finnish, Icelandic,
and Swedish societies. The
Center is also available by appointment on this level.
Handicapped-accessible restroom facilities are available. All levels may be reached by the elevator or stairs.