Visitor’s Guide

It can be extremely challenging and time-consuming to plan the “perfect” vacation. Lodges must be reserved, meals planned, and events researched. The Visitor’s Guide will give you a solid head-start on your next vacation to Grand Rapids. In the Visitor’s Guide, you’ll find a list of many recreational opportunities for all seasons, in addition to golf courses, art & cultural events, resorts, shopping, maps of the area, and much more!

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Lodging Amenities

Looking for the perfect stay during your visit to the Grand Rapids area? There are many unique places available – from resorts to motels, bed & breakfasts to campgrounds. Some are only open in the summers, while others welcome guests year-round. This download will help you navigate the variety of options, featuring a chart of the different area lodges and the amenities they offer.

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Family Friendly:


The Grand Rapids area has places to stay for every family adventure and every budget. A small resort on a lake allows for relaxing time together, inviting families to reconnect with nature and each other. A large hotel in town has all the amenities you need to stay in comfort. From campgrounds to cabins, meeting room to motels, families find together time fun in Grand Rapids. There are adventures for every season in Minnesota’s Nature. Some of our resorts are open year round.


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Take the family out for dinner tonight, knowing that you’ll be served with a smile. Family friendly dining experiences top the list of what you’ll expect in Grand Rapids. When you’re ready to come off the trail or the lake you’ll find the perfect pizza, burger, or walleye sandwich to satisfy the whole gang. From familiar fast food joints to casual, lake side dining, Grand Rapids has what you’re looking for. Whether they’re spending time in town or time on the water, families are able to connect and relax in Grand Rapids. They return home with great vacation memories and begin making plans for next year. You will find many family friendly restaurants in Grand Rapids.

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Take the family out for a Grand Rapids adventure and explore many of the iconic sights in our region.  Discover the rich history and heritage of Northern Minnesota at the Itasca Historical Society and Forest History Center.  Then, visit the Children’s Museum to see great, kid-friendly exhibits such as the Art Room, Tot Park, the River Forest, and so much more! In warmer, summer months, the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center serves as a gateway to classic fishing trips, incredible naturalist programs, and a gift shop. Take advantage of these and many other family friendly attractions in Grand Rapids – download the resource to use as a guide.

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