We don't mean to complain, but it has been terribly hot the past few days in Bismarck-Mandan!

The weather has consistently been in the upper 90's in Bismarck-Mandan. The obvious choice to beat the heat would be to go out on the river. However, not all of us have a boat. So what are our other options? Check out these ideas to stay cool during the hot summer days!

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    BrianAJackson, ThinkStock

    Public Swimming Pools

    The Bismarck and Mandan Parks and Recreation District have a variety of swimming pools to choose from. Whether you are looking for a kid friendly pool, something for all ages, or a full-blown water park, Parks and Rec has a pool for you!

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    Jupiterimages, ThinkStock


    Although the idea of sitting on a patio in 90 degree weather may not sound like a good idea initially, there are some great spots in Bismarck-Mandan that will keep you cool!

    The Broken Oar, The Drink and Rock Point are located right on the Missouri River. Have a cold drink and if you get too warm you can go put your feet in the water!

    The Pond at Lucky Duck's has installed a mist system that keeps their guests nice and cool, even on the hottest of days!

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    Deklofenak, ThinkStock

    Movie Theaters

    If you want to avoid being outdoors all together, enjoy a movie in a well air conditioned theater! You might even need a sweatshirt. Let's be honest, movie theaters are always kept nice and cool!

    Check out Grand Theatres or Carmike Cinemas for show times.

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    Townsquare Media Bismarck

    Mo's Snow Shack

    Mo's Snow Shack is a Bismarck-Mandan favorite. The line is often long but the wait is worth it! Mo's is located on the south side of the parking lot of 625 S. Washington St and behind the greenhouse of Kmart.

    Pick from a ton of flavors and cool off with authentic Hawaiian shave ice!

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    Marcelo Poleze, ThinkStock

    Stay Home with Netflix

    This may be the best option of them all. Nothing beats sitting in the comfort of your own home with a pint of ice cream, air conditioning, and no judgement while binge watching your favorite shows on Netflix.