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Grand ForksUnited States of America

Visit this bustling North Dakota city on the famous Red River that’s known for its fishing, hunting, golfing and butterfly garden.

Lose yourself in this North Dakotan treasure to see the art, adventure and hunting opportunities of deep North America. Grand Forks is a city on the Red River, 145 miles (233 kilometers) south of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Come for the golf courses, cycling trails and fishing by the river, and for the friendly and relaxed charm of the locals.

Downtown Grand Forks is laid out in a grid pattern that makes navigating on foot or by car easy. Start the day with breakfast at one of the many cafés and bakeries in the center of town. Shop for clothes and trinkets at the Grand Forks Marketplace.

See some of the region’s finest art at Browning Arts or the Campbell Library. Don’t miss the Empire Arts Center, which hosts music and theater and displays original artworks from greats such as Andy Warhol. Families with children should visit the Northern Air Family Fun Center, a park with more than 90 trampolines.

Visit the Butterfly Garden and Native Prairie Grassland to the southeast of Downtown. A 25,000-square-foot (2,323-square-meter) garden attracts many different butterfly species, while the 30 acres (12 hectares) of prairie is home to wild flowers and birds. Go hiking, bird watching and picnicking.

Play a game of tennis or try sport shooting at the Abbott Sports Complex or have a hit in one of the city’s many golf courses. Go canoeing down the Red River or rent a bicycle and ride the 10-mile (16-kilometer) North Star trail. This track will take you on a scenic loop through flatlands and past the streams of the Turtle River State Park. In the cold northern winter, this trail transforms into a popular cross-country skiing circuit.

North Dakotans are known for their love of hunting. Book a quail or elk hunting tour through the wilds around Grand Forks. At sunset, sit on the banks of the Red River with a drink and a fishing rod and enjoy the picturesque country that characterizes North Dakota.

Top Hotels in Grand Forks

Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks
Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks
3.5 out of 5
1000 South 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Located in the heart of Grand Forks, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Alerus Center, University of North Dakota, and Ralph Engelstad Arena. Columbia ...

3.9/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"We had a lot of fun and we would recommend anybody stay there too"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks
Expressway Suites of Grand Forks
Expressway Suites of Grand Forks
3 out of 5
4040 11th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND
The price is CA $101 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Altru Main Clinic and Alerus Center. University of North Dakota and Ralph Engelstad Arena are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)

"The room was fine. Clean and pretty spacious. The breakfast was disappointing, but it was due to the restrictions for Covid-19 mandates."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Expressway Suites of Grand Forks
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Grand Forks, ND
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Grand Forks, ND
2.5 out of 5
3101 S 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND
The price is CA $76 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Columbia Mall, Alerus Center and University of North Dakota. Columbia Center and Altru Health System ...

4.4/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"The staff was very kind and courteous. The room was not as high quality as I would've expected for the rate we paid, but overall had a fine experience at this hotel. Pool area was nice and clean. Adequate, safe parking."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Grand Forks, ND
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Grand Forks

Staybridge Suites Grand Forks
Staybridge Suites Grand Forks
3 out of 5
1175 42nd Street S, Grand Forks, ND
The price is CA $118 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Alerus Center, University of North Dakota and Ralph Engelstad Arena. Columbia Mall is 2.1 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (217 reviews)

"Rooms are clean and roomy and a good variety offered at breakfast in a big room overlooking the back of property & outdoor seating area."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2020

Staybridge Suites Grand Forks
Prairie Comfort by Vrbo
Prairie Comfort by Vrbo
Grand Forks, ND

Situated in Grand Forks, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Empire Arts Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena. University of North Dakota is 1.6 mi ...

3/5 (3 reviews)
AVERAGE

"The images of the property looked pretty good, so we were a little disappointed to see a lot of shotty work in the house. We were not expecting brand new, but it looked like a lot of the "updates" that were done were very quick fixes - not well done. Another bummer was that the shower head was extremely ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2020

Prairie Comfort by Vrbo
An Ultimate Comfort in an Urban Settings
An Ultimate Comfort in an Urban Settings
1502 N 4th St, Grand Forks, ND

Situated in Grand Forks, this romantic holiday home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from North Dakota Mill and Elevator and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ralph Engelstad Arena and ...

2/5 (2 reviews)
Bad bad

"The master mattress need replaced!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 22, 2019

An Ultimate Comfort in an Urban Settings
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Reviews of Grand Forks

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 57.69911504424779%
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3 - Okay 11.150442477876107%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 20, 2020

The mall was practically empty. Not many stores left. Roads are not in very good shape. Most people were nice, some were rude.

4/5 - Good

Marg

Mar 12, 2020

I always enjoy visiting Grand Forks. It's sad to see so many stores closing, but it seems to be happening everywhere.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 1, 2020

Grand forks is great but don't stay at the townhouse

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 24, 2020

We had a great time at the kiss concert

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 22, 2020

We went to Grand Forks for a short get away-not really to see the city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 20, 2020

People were friendly Nice meals and shopping !!