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August 2013

Stay & Play in Minnesota's Nature

Last Minute Getaway Deals!

Looking for that spur of the moment Minnesota vacation getaway? Look no further! Check out Visit Grand Rapids Hot Deals. Whether you have children or work schedule issues that don't allow you to plan ahead, or you are a spontaneous adventurer, we have a "Hot Deal" to fit everyone's needs.


Calendar of Events Highlights

Every Tues
      Summer Concert Series
      Indies Film & The Reif
Every Wed & Sat -
      Farmers Market
Every Wed - Jazz at VFW
Every Thurs Night -
      Old Car Cruisers Night
Every Fri & Sat Night
      Live Music @ Eagles

2-18      Quilt MN Shop Hop
2-4        White Oak Rendezvous
2-4        Tall Timber Days
9-10      Roller Derby
10         Northern Mud Run
10         Blackberry Threshing
             & Antique Show
14-18    Itasca Co Fair
16-18    Grand Slam Golf
Cha Cha Bah Ning
             32nd Traditional Pow Wow
24         Construction Cruise
24         Forest History Center
             Real Horse Power
29-30   Classic Bass Invitational
31-1     Bovey Farmers Days

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Play & Stay Sweepstakes

July 23-August 5, 2013

Enter to WIN the Stay & Play Sweepstakes from July 23-August 5, 2013.  ”Like” the  Grand Rapids Minnesota Fan Page to enter to win our awesome prize package for our Stay & Play Sweepstakes($240 value):

• 1 Night Lodging at the Sawmill Inn in Grand Rapids
(2 adults & 2 children)

• Family Admission to the Forest History Center
• Golf For Two at the Pokegama Golf Course
(18 holes & cart)
• $60 Gift Certificate to Sammy’s Pizza

Check out our participating businesses on
Sawmill Inn, Pokegama Golf Course,
Forest History Center and Sammy's Pizza.

Grand Rapids is a wonderful place for families to stay & play on a Minnesota vacation.  There are many lodging options in Grand Rapids, check out the hotels in Grand Rapids, MN.  There are lots of activities in Grand Rapids to enjoy all year long!  Check out the Grand Rapids historic and educational  attractions, like the Forest History.  You will find lots of family recreation in Grand Rapids.  The family can enjoy golfing in Grand Rapids and Pokegama Golf Course provides a family friendly 18 hole course located on beautiful Pokegama Lake.   When you are done with all the fun, stop in for a bite at one of the many locally owned restaurants in Grand Rapids, like Sammy’s Pizza.

MN Family Vacation

Grand Rapids is a wonderful MN Family Vacation destination.  Come experience the family friendly outdoor venues that host a plethora of events and festivities. 
Discover the balance that exists between the rich history, arts and culture here in Minnesota's nature.  The destination that is close enough to be convenient but far enough away to disconnect.  Reconnect in Grand Rapids on your next MN Family Vacation.

Activities in Grand Rapids

What is there to do in Grand Rapids you ask?  

Lakes & Fishing Home to more than 1,000 Grand Lakes, the Grand Rapids area is a fishing mecca for anglers in search of crappie, northerns, walleye, panfish, bass and perch.

Hiking/Biking -  Grand Rapids is a bronze bicycle friendly city. Home to more than 3,000 miles of groomed trails. Whether you prefer off road or tar roads we have you covered.

Motorcycling Enjoy motorcycling at its finest with our scenic driving routes – perfect for touring on a motorcycle, in a vintage car, or a relaxing break in any vehicle. 


Take time this summer to escape the every day to explore in Minnesota's nature.  Grand Rapids is a great place for a Minnesota family vacation.

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