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September 2013

Enjoy Fall in Minnesota's Nature

Last Minute Getaway Deals!

Looking for that spur of the moment fall Minnesota vacation getaway? Look no further! Check out Visit Grand Rapids Hot Deals. Whatever the reason for the last minute deal, 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

5-7     Sister's Summer School Catechism
6-7      Shakespeare in the Park
6         First Friday Art Walk
7         Spruce Climate Change Project Tour
           Climate Change on the Boreal Forest
8         West Range Country Show
12       Ring of Fire
13-14  North Star Expo
14       Bigfork Valley Challenge
20       Dakota Dave Hull
20-21  WISSOTA/Amsoil Racing
20-22  Bargains are Great on 38
21       Goods From the Woods
21       Roller Derby Bout
27       The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo
27       John Gorka and Michael Johnson 


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Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes

August 20-September 3, 2013

Enter to WIN the Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes from August 20-September 3, 2013.  ”Like” the  Grand Rapids Minnesota Fan Page to enter to win our fabulous prize package for our Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes ($394 value):

• 1 Night Lodging in a Fireplace Suite at the AmericInn in Grand Rapids
• Golf For Two at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course (18 holes & cart)*
• Golf For Two at the Pokegama Golf Course (18 holes & cart)*
• $50 Gift Certificate to 17th Street Grille in the Timberlake Lodge Hotel
*Golf must be used by October 2013.

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Grand Rapids is the ideal Romantic Getaway destination.  Grand Rapids offers breathtaking wilderness, sophisticated arts, culture and history, unique cuisine, charming shops, and lodging options with a view.  Possibly a pampering package for two is more your style: you can enjoy couples spa treatments during the day and take in a world class performance at night.  Or maybe you prefer outdoor recreation: you can kayak on a scenic lake by day and enjoy a dinner for two on the patio under the stars.  Enjoy a couples getaway for two in Grand Rapids.
The location of Grand Rapids makes it close enough to be convenient, but far enough to provide you with a real escape.  Check out all that Grand Rapids has to offer for your next Romantic Getaway.

Exhilarating Two Wheeled Adventures

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. You’ll find charming small towns along scenic routes and businesses that welcome those with motorcycle hair. Strap on your helmet or cap, put the top down, or roll down the windows and hit the open road for an exhilarating ride in the scenic northwoods.

Fans of two wheels are welcomed to join an informal bike night and ride. Out of town visitors are welcome! Check the event calendar and call ahead to confirm destinations and starting times.


Fall leaves on the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic BywayFall Leaves Tour

A fall vacation in Grand Rapids is filled with ample opportunities to create memories.  Travel the Great River Road that follows the mighty Mississippi River Route.  Tour the unique educational Forest History Center that offers a back-in-time glimpse as life was in a 1900's northwoods logging camp or take in one of their many weekend programs.  Grab a pole and go fishing on one of the 1,200 pristine lakes that dot the forests of the Grand Rapids area.  Or, hire a professional fishing guide in search of a trophy muskie, northern or walleye.  

Grab your hiking boots or mountain bike and head up to the Suomi Hills in the Chippewa National Forest.  There are hundreds of miles of trails to enjoy.  The Mesabi Trail is a beautiful 75 mile paved trail for biking, hiking and inline skating that winds through area mines, pines and area lakes.  Bring along the clubs and enjoy the cooler temps at one of our three championship courses.  During the fall the crowds are smaller, the pace is slower, and the warmth of a glowing fire will lure you back to Minnesota's nature.

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

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