Back in September, I had to travel to Minot, ND for work. A small town in North-central North Dakota, Minot has a population of around 40,000 people. I got the opportunity to do some exploring of the area by myself.
One morning, I had some free time before work. I took some time to wander around the downtown area of Minot. There were some interesting buildings with some unique murals. Here are some of my favorite shots.
I liked the small town vibes of the downtown area, a lot. Minot has plenty of uniqueness around every corner. There’s also this iconic North Dakota alley view. It feels like every major city in ND has alleys that look like this. I’m not sure if it’s the power lines, or the size of the alley, but I will forever relate these views to North Dakota.
I was also impressed with the amount of murals in such a small area. I walked for maybe 10 minutes exploring Minot, and easily stumbled into 5 different murals. Each mural was original, and brightly painted onto brown buildings. They really added a splash of color to a gray morning.
One of the things I love most about small towns, is how well preserved some of the buildings are. They’re not replaced by luxury condos, but instead feature architecture from the past. It’s like stepping backwards in time, but in the most charming way possible.
Overall, I had a great time exploring downtown Minot.