Grand Forks

Travel Guide
Grand Forks

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.

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Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks
3.5 out of 5
1000 South 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND
The price is CA $97 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in the heart of Grand Forks, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alerus Center and University of North Dakota. Ralph Engelstad Arena is ...
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Best Western Harvest Inn & Suites
Best Western Harvest Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
3350 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, ND
The price is CA $98 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in the heart of Grand Forks, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Columbia Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Altru Main Clinic and Alerus Center. Grand Cities ...
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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 $115 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Alerus Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of North Dakota and Ralph Engelstad Arena. Altru ...
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Expressway Suites of Grand Forks
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A Perfect Retreat in Grand Forks
A Perfect Retreat in Grand Forks
3.5 out of 5
1322 8th Avenue North, 2, 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 ...
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Arhaus 3 Relaxing two Bedrooms Apartment
Arhaus 3 Relaxing two Bedrooms Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1711 N 5th St, 3, Grand Forks, ND
Situated in Grand Forks, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from North Dakota Mill and Elevator and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ralph Engelstad Arena and University ...
Arhaus 3 Relaxing two Bedrooms Apartment
The Well Decorated Apartment With Modern Furniture and Amenities
The Well Decorated Apartment With Modern Furniture and Amenities
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 ...
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The Well Decorated Apartment With Modern Furniture and Amenities
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