Grand Rapids – It’s in Minnesota’s Nature. While we got our name as a Minnesota vacation destination from our many outdoor recreation options and natural beauty; the area is also rich in culture, historical attractions, family friendly activities, and parks and forest.

Come explore the area’s rugged wilderness in the Chippewa National Forest or examine the area’s largest open pit mine. Visit our own claim to Hollywood fame at the Judy Garland Birthplace. There’s always something new and exciting to experience in Grand Rapids

Arts & Culture

thumb_hotelThe rich natural heritage of this Minnesota community is enhanced with exceptional opportunities to become involved with the arts. Outstanding venues offer  a wide variety of exhibits and performances.

History & Education


Opportunities to weave  educational experiences into your vacation are another great way to create special memories. Grand Rapids has a rich history, originally founded as a logging town on the Mississippi River.

Parks & Forests

thumb_hotelNature’s beauty awaits in the towering pines, diverse wetlands and pristine waters of the Chippewa National Forest, home to the largest breeding population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states.

Premier Annual Events

thumb_hotelPlan your visit to Grand Rapids to coincide with one of the many premier annual events our community offers. County Fair, Rendezvous, Riverboat, and Sled Dogs Too! Car Shows, Lumberjacks, Rodeo, and more!