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                                                                                                                                                      When you                     Speaking of fishing,
                                                                                                                                                      want it all, you             the Grand Rapids area is
          Lots of vacation places say                                                                                                                 can have it all in           an angler’s dream. You’ll
                                                                                                                                                   Grand Rapids. You
                        they’re great,                                                                                                    may be surprised to learn
                                                                                                                                                                                   find all your favorite
                                                                                                                                                                                   species right here, from
         but only one is this Grand                                                                                                       that our grand vacations
                                                                                                                                          offer a hard-to-match blend
                                                                                                                                                                                   14-inch crappie to
                                                                                                                                                                                   trophy walleye.
                                                                                                                                          of outdoor and
            Grand Rapids...                                                                                                               indoor recreations
                                                                                                                                          to keep all the
    where you can leave the everyday world behind                                                                                         members of
          to soak up the scenic splendor of the wild.                                                                                     your family
                                                                                                                                          interested.
         A place where breathtaking wilderness
                                                                                                                                          The Grand
    beauty is warmed by a welcoming community                                                                                             Rapids area
         with a surprising                                                                                                                boasts over
                                                                                                                                                                      Forest History Center– fascinating fun for young and old
                                                                                                                                          1,200 lakes
    sophistication in the                                                                                                                 in Itasca County—that’s                  We’re a premier
       arts, culture and                                                                                                                  10% of all the lakes in                  four-season destination.
                                                                                                                                          Minnesota. There are over                In autumn the woods
             fine dining.                                                                                                                 1 million acres of                       and fields provide some
                                                                                                                                          public forest lands                      of the state’s best
                                                                                                                                          surrounding the town,                    hunting, including
          Experience the                                                                                                                                    including              upland bird hunting for
                                                                                                                                                             the                   grouse. Many prefer our
       best of both worlds                                                                                                                                   famed                 woods on their annual
                                                                                                                                                           Chippewa                quest for the classic
                right here,                                                                                                                              National                  whitetail deer.
        in the cultured                                                                                                                                 Forest.                    Winter offers up over
                                                                                                                                                                                   900 miles of groomed,
       wilderness of                                                                                                                                                               pristine snowmobile trails.
                                                                                                                                      Enchanting call of the loon
    Grand Rapids...
                                                                                                                                      IN MINNESOTA’S CROWN OF NATURE
              it’s in
                                                                                                                                          Some of Minnesota’s                      In the warm seasons,
      Minnesota’s                                                                                                                         most productive bodies                   there’s golf on our four
          Grand                                                                                                                           of water are in our                      beautiful area courses.
                                                                                                                                          nature. You can boat
            nature.                                                                                                                       or fish on Big Winnie,
                                                                                                                                          Lake Pokegama, Turtle,
                                                                                                                                                                                   There’s truly a reason
                                                                                                                                          North Star and more.                     for every season in
                                                                                                                                                                                   Grand Rapids.
                                                        No better treat than toasty marshmallows from the campfire




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               a time to reconnect with nature... in                                                                    minnesota’s grand outdoors




              Sit quietly, just do nothing.                                                                                                                                                                                           UNIQUE TOURS
                                                                                                                                                                       OUTDOOR FUN
      Spring comes in with grand beauty                                                                                                                              Observe the largest breeding                                     Children love to discover and learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hands-on at the Children’s
                        in Grand Rapids.                                                                                                                             population of bald eagles in the
                                                                                                                                                                    lower U.S. in the vast Chippewa                                   Discovery Museum. Year-round.
                                                                                                                                                                      National Forest. Tour the                                       Hill Annex Mine State Park
    EVENTS                 ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                          Joyce Estate wilderness hideaway,                              Learn the history of open pit mining
    There’s a flavor       Discover the northland’s most vibrant year-                                                                                            discover the Lost Forty stand of old growth                    at this interesting park. Features a mine
    of the north country   round arts and entertainment communities...                                                                                            white pine missed by the logging companies                     tour and fossil hunting tour. Tours Memorial
    in the festivals       Take in a show or musical performance                                                                                                  or hike and bike the trails in the Suomi Hills.                Day to Labor Day.
    and events that        throughout the year at the Myles Reif                                                                                                       Drive the Edge of the Wilderness National                     Tour the UPM Blandin Paper Mill
    take place in          Performing Arts Center. It’s home                                                                                                            Scenic Byway, traveling 47 miles from                    founded in 1901 and now one of
    Grand Rapids in        to the Grand Rapids Players, Itasca                                                                                                          Grand Rapids to Effie, along Hwy. 38.                    Minnesota’s largest employers. Go
    the spring. It’s a     Orchestral Society and many                                                                                                                                                                           through the paper making process from
                                                                                                                                                                               The Grand Rapids Gun Club is open
    start to a grand       other performances.                                                                                                                                                                                   watery pulp to the presses that

                                                                                                                                        ents
                                                                                                                                                                            to the public and features trap and skeet
    season of fun...                                                                                                                                                                                                             flatten it out concluded with
                                                       The MacRostie                                                                                                         shooting, a duck tower and hunters’ clays.
       Grand
                                                           Art Center
                                                      exhibits art from                                                  sprin
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                                                                                                                         gran g       ev                                         Pheasants Plus Hunting Preserve
                                                                                                                                                                               & Sporting Clays offers a fun and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a video on the process of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 making paper from start to
    Rapids                                                                                                                                                                                                                       finish. Free tours June - August.
                                                                                                                                               e Show
                                                                                                                         Marchn MN Builders Hom
                                                            Minnesota,                                                                                                         challenging 50 target sporting clays
    Farmers’                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Follow the yellow
                                                             Wisconsin,                                                          r                                              course and five stand course.
    Market                                                                                                                Northe           nge                                                                                   brick road to the famed
                                                    Iowa, and Dakota                                                               ear Plu                                       Handicapped accessible clubhouse
    Savor locally                                                                                                          Polar B          Party                                                                                Judy Garland Museum. Born
                                                       artists. Children                                                            Dance                                        welcomes shooters of all skill levels.
    grown fruits,                                                                                                           Winter              ut               how                                                             in Grand Rapids, memorabilia from Judy’s
                                                     and adults classes                                                               erby Bo             & Toy S
    vegetables and
                                                              in pottery,                                                    Roller D al Doll, Bear                                      Walleye, northern pike and              career is showcased. The gift shop is filled
                                                                                                                                      nnu            ft Show Show                      bass openers on Big Winnie, Lake
    farm products all
                                                                painting,                                                     23rd A         nk Cra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland items.
                                                                                                                                     ivity Ta                  vel
    grown within                                                                                                               Creat                    t & Tra                        Pokegama, Turtle, North Star and          Open year-round.
                                                                drawing,                                                                  Hom   e, Spor                                 all area lakes.
    50 miles of
                                                                  wood-                                                         Jaycee’s                                                                                            Walk up the “yellow brick road”
    Grand                                                                                                                                                                                  The turfs are greening up and
                                                                                                                                                                   Expo                                                          to the Old Central School, a classic
                                                                                                                                  April nual Children First
                                                                working
    Rapids.           Wonderful                                                                                                                                                          the golf courses are opening            1895 structure built in the Richardson-
                                                   and print-making.                                                                       n
    Starts             theatre events                                                                                              13th A            Wolf                                 up on several of Grand Rapids’         Romanesque tradition of architecture
    early              are scheduled
                                                 The gift shop show-
                                                                                                                                    P eter and the ow                                     challenging area courses.              that houses the Itasca County Historical
                                              cases local and regional                                                                               Sh
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    May to October.    at the Reif
                                                artists. Open year-round.                                                             The Ra ting Show                                                                           Society’s Heritage Museum, Coffee Shop
                       Center                                                                                                                  Ska
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    Meet & Auction                                                                                                                        Farmer               oncert
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                                                                            sun... spring awakens the hungry catch...                                 ow in c ner                                                                               includes a view of a Woolly
    Find some                                                                                                                              Peter Yarr        g Ope                                                                               Mammoth tusk and glimpse
                                                          Oak Casino,                                                                               e Fishin Orchestra
    unique older                                                                                                                            Walley            ny                                                                                  of how Native Americans
                                called the “Best Little Casino in MN.”                                                                                ympho
    farm and rural                                                                                                                           Itasca S                                                                                              lived. Open year-round.
                                       Play slots, poker and blackjack.                                                                               ella
    collectibles.                                                                                                                             Cinder                       ts
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                                          There’s a bar and snack bar.                                                                                         on these            k                Grand Rapids was honored to play host
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    Memorial Day
    Weekend.
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                                                                                                                                                                        Step back in history at              Harvesting and                     They call it Thunder
               Think of the perfect                                                                                                                                 the annual White Oak                 blacksmith                          in the Pines...
                                                                                                                                                                    Society Rendezvous                   demonstrations as well              the Grand
           up-north summer...                                                                                                                                       & Festival. Stroll a                 as steam and gas                    Rapids
        that perfectly grand setting                                                                                                                                replica of a 1798
                                                                                                                                                                    Northwest Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                         engines, quilt raffle
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and flea market.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Speedway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dirt track
                   is Grand Rapids                                                                                                                                  Trading Post, where                      Nothing says summer             racing
                                                                                                                                                                    re-enactors celebrate the            like an old-fashioned,              held every
    EVENTS                      Annual Northern                                                                                                                     food, music, crafts and              northwoods Itasca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday night.
                                Minnesota Vintage                                                                                                                   life of early day fur                County Fair, celebrating                                            Audiences delight at the Mississippi
    Summer brings some
    exciting events to          Car Show and the                                                                                                                    traders. Black powder                its 120th year.                     ART                                  Melodie Showboat vaudeville

    Grand Rapids…               28th Annual                                                                                                                         shooting, classes and                    There’s more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             &MUSIC                                performance along the river.
                                Northern Cruisers                                                                                                                   entertainment.                                                           Take in an award-
       Bigfork                                                                                                                                                                                           $30,000 in prizes in the                                              For more than
                                Weekend of Wheels                                                                                                                                                                                            winning film, be
    Wilderness Days                                                                                                                                                                                      Grand Slam Amateur                                                    50 years, colorfully-
                                Car Show.                                                                                                                                         Rural life                                                 transported by a concert
    honors the town’s                                                                                                                                                                                    Golf Tourney. Golfers                                                 costumed vaudeville
                                   July 4th fireworks                                                                                                                             through the                                                or attend a fun and
    history.                                                                                                                                                                                             love this 3-day event,                                                performers entertain
                                are never more grand                                                                                                                               early 50’s is                                             funky event in and
                                                                                                                                                                                   celebrated            with teams playing                                                    with song, dance and
                                than when viewed over                                                                                                                                                                                        around Grand Rapids
                                                                                                                                                                                    at North             three different 18-hole                                               comedy at this outdoor
                                Drumbeater Island on                                                                                                                                                                                         this summer…
                                                                                                                                                                                    Central              courses each day.                                                     stadium along the river
                                Lake Pokegama.                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Myles Reif
                                                                                                                                                                                     MN Farm                 Stop by the Grand                                                 bank.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Performing Arts
                                   Everything is wild                                                                                                                                & Antique           Rapids Farmers’                                                          Soak up the blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Center hosts Indies
                                at the annual Deer                                                                                                                                    Threshing          Market for the fresh,                                                 during three days of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             on Tuesdays, featuring
       The yellow brick         River Wild Rice                                                                                                                                        Show.             summer goodness of                                                    grand performances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             award-winning
    road is all decked out      Festival.                                                                                                                                                                locally grown farm                  independent films                 beside the water at the
    in our annual Judy             Grand Rapids’                                                                                                                                                         products, held each                 throughout the summer.            annual Boundary
    Garland Festival.           biggest celebration is                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday and                                                         Waters Blues Fest.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What floats, sings,
                                the August Tall                                                                                                                  Relive                                  Saturday.                                                                The 23rd annual
       It’s an auto lover’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dances and tells jokes?
                                                                                                                                                                 history at the                                                                                                Bluegrass Festival is a
    weekend of antique          Timber Days Festival                                                                                                                                                                                         The one and only
                                                                                                                                                                 White Oak
    classics, collectors, hot   honoring the skills of the                                                                                                                                                                                   Mississippi Melodie               free concert of authentic,
                                                                                                                                                                 Rendezvous
                                lumberjacks. With log                                                                                                            & Festival                                                                  Showboat.                         old-time music.
    rods and street
    machines plus a giant       climbing, rolling,
    swap meet and flea          chainsaw carving, arts,
    market at the 40th          crafts, entertainment
                                             and kids
                                             activities.                     Home to four 18-hole championship courses, with more than
                                                                             100 holes in total set amidst our beautiful northwoods.


                                          grand summer June                                                        Civil Air Patrol Breakfast
                                                                                                                   10th Annual Bigfork Wilderness Days
                                                                                                                                                          July                             Deer River Wild Rice Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                           28th Annual Timberman Triathlon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    41st Annual Itasca Vintage Car Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Show & Swap Meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Naturalist Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          24th Annual White
                                                 events                      Farmer’s Markets
                                                                             Old Car Cruise Nights                 37th Annual Judy Garland Festival
                                                                                                                   23rd Annual Bluegrass Festival
                                                                                                                                                          Farmer’s Markets
                                                                                                                                                          Stockcar Races                   Mississippi Melodie Showboat
                                                                                                                                                                                           8th Annual KAXE Riverfront Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    August                                   Oak Rendezvous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          31st Annual Tall Timber Days
                                    For information on these events and      Stockcar Races                                                               Old Car Cruise Nights                                                     Farmer’s Markets
                                                                                                                   MN Mounted Shooters                                                     57th Annual Northstar Stampede                                                 28th Annual Threshing & Antique Show
                                          a complete list of events, check   Naturalist Programs                                                          Naturalist Programs                                                       Stockcar Races
                                                                                                                     Competition                                                           28th Annual Northern Cruisers Car Show                                         Grand Slam Amateur Golf Tournament
                                                                             Reif Spring Dance Show                                                       4th of July Fireworks
                                           VisitGrandRapids.com                                                                                                                                                                     Old Car Cruise Nights                 120th Itasca County Fair


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                                              Hire a professional fishing
    FAMILY FUN                            guide in search of a trophy
                                                                                                                                                        Fall...                         preserves
                                                                                                                                                                                       and fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                     FAMILY
                                                                                                                                                                                                     FUN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Firearms deer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                season opens the
     A summer vacation in Grand           muskie, northern or walleye.                                                                               the crowds                       decorations.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fall fun comes in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                first weekend of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                November. Grand
    Rapids is filled with ample               Grab your hiking boots or                                                                                                                              kaleidoscope of color.
    opportunities to share in family      mountain bike and head up                                                                                 are smaller,                    pumpkin
                                                                                                                                                                           barns, petting zoo        Indoor fun and learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rapids is home to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                many professional
    educational moments…                  to the Suomi Hills in the                                                                                                                                  takes place around town
       Travel the Great River             Chippewa National Forest.                                                                             the pace slower,           and mazes.
                                                                                                                                                                              The Bargains Are
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in all four seasons…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hunting and fishing
                                          There are miles of hiking                                                                                                                                                             guides.
    Road that follows the mighty
    Mississippi River route for           and biking trails to enjoy.                                                                         and the warmth               Great On Hwy. 38
                                                                                                                                                                           is a 47-mile long
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Take a color drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                     along the Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Leaf peepers can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                take to the trails for
    54 miles.
       The Forest History
                                              Kayak a walk-in
                                          wilderness lake that’s glass
                                                                                                                                               of a glowing fire           garage sale located       River Road national
                                                                                                                                                                                                     historic highway that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hiking and birding
                                                                                                                                                                           on the Edge of the                                   on such famous trails
    Center is a unique                    still and beckoning you                                                                               lures you back             Wilderness Scenic         follows the Mississippi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                as the Suomi Hills
    interpretive museum offering          to dip your paddle.                                                                                                              Byway.                       The 47-mile Edge        and Sugar Hills
    a glimpse of life in a 1900               Great family fun can                                                                               to Minnesota’s               One-hundred            of the Wilderness          scenic areas. Different
    northwoods logging camp.              be found geocaching at                                                                                                           crafters and artists      National Scenic
    Tour this authentically               several area locations.                                                                                     nature…              display their wares       Byway features
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                types of trees peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at different times,
    recreated white pine logging                                                                        grand
    camp with cook shack,
    bunkhouse, blacksmith shop,
                                              Mesabi Trail is a
                                          beautiful, 75-mile paved trail
                                                                                                          fall
                                                                                                       September
                                                                                                                         events                                            at the Hunter's
                                                                                                                                                                           Widow Craft Sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                     spectacular colors
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and scenic fall vistas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                so color displays in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the northwoods of
    office wannigan, filer's shack        for biking, hiking and inline                                                                        EVENTS                      on the opening                                       Grand Rapids can last
    and horse barn. Interpretive          skating that winds through                                  Farmer’s Markets                         Fall festivals capture      weekend of deer           OUTDOOR                    for some time.
                                          some of Minnesota’s prettiest                               Bigfork Valley Challenge                 the local nature of the     season.                   Autumn outdoors is a          Gather your
    center plus tours available.
                                          lakes and forest areas.                                    101st Annual Bovey Fa                     season in Grand Rapids…                               grand reason to explore    family and friends
    June to Labor Day.                                                                                                       rmer’s Day
       Take a free Blandin                    If you’re into shooting                                10th Annual Goods Fro
                                                                                                                             m the Woods          Goods from the           ARTS                      Minnesota’s nature…        to swap stories and
                                          sports, the Grand Rapids                                   Bargains Are Great on                     Woods celebration           The Myles Reif               Fishing picks           share good times
    Paper Mill Tour and                                                                                                     Highway 38
    see the impressive art of             Gun Club and Pheasants                                                                               focuses on                  Performing Arts           up as lunkers start        before a crackling
                                          Plus Preserve offer skeets,
                                                                                                    October                                    handcrafted forest          Center hosts              stocking up on food        campfire under the
    papermaking. Wednesdays-Friday
    from June to Labor Day.               sporting clays and more.                                 Farmer’s Markets                            items, with hands           theatrical                for winter.                         autumn stars.
                                              Run, swim and bike                                   Cowhorn Crossing Pump                       on workshops,               performances and                                                  Many area
      Go berry picking at several                                                                                          kin Patch
                                                                                                   Nordic Ridge Pumpkin                        crafts and music.           concerts in the fall.                                             resorts and
    area farms, with acres of             in the annual Timber-                                                          Patch
                                                                                                     National Ruffed Grouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lodges
    berries. Late June thru late July.    man Triathlon.                                                                     Hunt                                                                                                                 provide
                                                                                                         Boo-tique Craft Show                                                                                                                   fire rings
                                                                                                           November                                                                                                                           and wood
                                                                                                     Firearm Deer Season Op                                                                                                                   for guests.
                                                                                                                             ens                  Come see the
                                                                                                                                                                       A panorama of pumpkins                                                   Take
                                                                                                 Area-wide Craft Shows                         Pumpkin Panorama
    OUTDOOR FUN                                                                                                                                at Nordic Ridge
                                                                                                                                                                           and fun at the area’s                                            a hayride,
                                            Golf is in full                                      Church Bazaars                                                               pumpkin patches.
    Reconnect with our spectacular                                                                                                             Gardens & Cowhorn                                                                            find your
    outdoors…                             swing on the courses in the                           Grand Rapids Players Ho                                                                                                          way through a corn
                                                                                                                        liday Production       Crossing Thousands                                       Grouse season
       Grab a pole, a kid and             Grand Rapids area, including                          Holidays Sales & Open                                                       Take in the                                         maze and get your
                                                                                                                      Houses                   of bright orange                                      opens in the public
    go fishing on one of the 1,200        one designed by famed             Enjoy color tours   Acoustic Café performan                                                                                                         natural Halloween
                                                                                                                       ces                     pumpkins, as well         monthly exhibit at          lands around Grand
                                          course designer Joel                  by car, bike,                                                                                                                                   decorations from
    pristine lakes that dot the forests                                                                                                        as more than              the MacRostie
                                          Goldstrand.                        horse or foot in   For information on these eve                                                                         Rapids.                    a local food stand.
    of the Grand Rapids area.                                                 Grand Rapids      a complete list of happenings,nts and          20 varieties of squash,   Art Center.
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      Here in the grand north country,                                                                                                                            OUTDOOR                          You’ll find a Mecca for cross-country                     Enthusiasts say
                                                                                                                                                                  Downhill,                    skiing in Grand Rapids. There are 22 X-C ski trails        there’s a peaceful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          pleasure in ice
     we don’t run when the snow flies,                                                                                                                            snowboard,                   with over 240 km. of groomed terrain for all levels of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fishing.
                                                                                                                                                                  ski jumping,                  skiers, from beginner to expert. Both skate and classic
                 we relish it...winter                                                                                                                            biathlon and                    ski trails are available, some lighted. The terrain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just you and your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               companions in a
                                                                                                                                                                  cross-country                    ranges from trails that traverse historic sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                warm, cozy fish
                                                                                                                                                                  skiing, plus                     to the deep woods of the Chippewa,
     EVENTS                      Also, special Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                  tubing can                      panoramic trails on Thunder Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             house sitting atop
     When you know how to        programs are performed                                                                                                                                                                                                           a frozen lake.
                                 throughout the holiday                                                                                                           all be enjoyed                and wilderness trails with moose.                               Area lakes yield
     enjoy winter, you have
                                 season.                                                                                                                          at the Mount                     There’s abundant and charming                                  good crappie,
     one-of-a-kind events to
                                    Take in the exhibit                                                                                                           Itasca Ski Area.             lodging, dining and entertainment                                    walleye and
     celebrate it…
         The Audubon             at the MacRostie Art                                                                                                             Snowmaking and grooming      catering to winter enthusiasts.                                      northern all
     Christmas Bird Count        Center, which changes                                                                                                            with rentals and pro shop.   And there are plenty of ski events                               year long. Local
     is the longest running      monthly.                                                                                                                                                      and races to keep the sport interesting.                   outfitters can set you
     ornithological database.       The West Range                                                                                                                                             Try a candlelit ski under the stars, followed              up with all the gear
     Open to birders of all      Country Show invites                                                                                                                                          by a warm beverage served beside a crackling               you’ll need for a
     skill levels.               you to come to a down-                                                                                                                                        campfire. A Great Minnesota Ski Pass is required           winter adventure.
         The Voyageurs           home country music                                                                                                                                            to ski all public-land X-C ski trails.                       Take a dog
     Classic Sled Dog Race       extravaganza. Monthly                                                                                                                                                                                                    sledding trip
     is one of the northland’s   performances during                                                                                                                                               As a destination snowmobile recreation                 on a guided tour
     biggest. Races from 40      fall and winter with                                                                                                                                           area, you’ll ride over 900 miles of well-groomed,         with a professional
     to 160 miles with a         local talent featured.                                                                                                                                         well-mapped trails offering easy access to lodging,       musher and dog
     separate race for classic                                                                                                                                                                   dining and entertainment along the wintry routes.        team. You can even
     fur trade dogs.             FAMILY FUN                                                                                                                                                      Some of Minnesota’s most famed snowmobile trails         take a starlit ride
         Fireworks in winter—    Indoor fun and learning                                                                                                                                          start in Grand Rapids, including the Taconite Trail     through the woods…
     Wow! Don’t miss the         still takes place in the                                                                                                                                          winding through the Iron Range on its way to Ely.      unforgettable!
     fireworks display on        museums, history                                                                          ace
                                                                                                                      led R                                                                          Or cruise the woodlands of the Chippewa
     New Year’s Eve.             centers, art and
                                                                                                               sD og S                                                                                National Forest and its varied terrain.
                                 performing venues                                                         geur                ent
                                                                                                       Voya Guyer Tournam n                                                                             With so many trails, you’ll find snowmobiling
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                    Browse the unique                                     pharmacy, Reed Drug          selection of quality antique   delight is the Three
                                                                          offers even more with        and Amish furniture is at      Bears Candy
       shops of Grand Rapids...                                           an outstanding selection     Shaw Florists Artistry         Company. Indulge
                                                                                                       & Antiques. Also stained
        an experience that lingers long                                   of accents for home and
                                                                          cabin, gourmet kitchen       glass windows, lamps
                                                                                                                                      in hand-dipped
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     charming shops located            Moccasin & Gift,                   pottery, jewelry and gifts   a-kind creations made by       Gallery & Custom Framing
     under one roof at the             a visitor’s “not-to-miss”          from Frame Up Custom         local and regional artists     blends local artistry with
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     ABC’s of Quilting,                souvenirs, tee shirts, jew-        gourmet at Jenny &           paintings, photography,        pottery, photography, antiques
     Whispering Woods                  elry and gifts. 218-326-2796       Company with                 mosaics, wood, textiles        and primitives. 218-327-1649
     Gallery, and the Historical          The northland’s largest         cookware, bake ware,         and pottery. 218-999-5432      wingsnwillows.com
     Society Gift Shop.                Broyhill Gallery and Red           gadgets, foods, Dansk
                                                                                                                                         Tour the fireplace showroom
                                       Canoe Gift Store is Lake           and Portmeirion dinner-
        Explore over 8,000                                                                                                            at Fireplace Lifestyles. In
                                       Country Furniture.                 ware and linens. Bath
     square feet of antiques,                                             and baby gifts, too.                                        addition to unique & beautiful
     collectibles and gifts at         Furnishings from rustic
                                       northwoods to traditional          218-326-1821                                                fireplace selections, you’ll find
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                                       to urban contemporary.
     Mall & Café. Displays                                                                                                            and amazing custom-order
                                       877-817-1825                          Attention-grabbing
     from over 25 dealers.                                                                                                            Viking kitchen appliances.
                                       lakecountryfurniture.com           designs, loose diamonds,
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     café. 218-245-2055                   Relaxed shopping at             bridal and special occa-
                                       The Purple Pinecone,               sion rings are found at                                        You can eat healthy away
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                                       with fine home décor               Mississippi Diamond                                         from home with items from the
        Bender’s Shoe &                                                   Jewelers. Kathy Van                                         Grand Organic Food Market.
     Sport is the small-town           and furnishings, unique
                                       gifts, gourmet foods, can-         Zeeland handbags, too.                                      Fill up on organic groceries,
     friendly store with a big
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     city selection of shoes,
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     sportswear and fashions.
                                       featuring Christopher                                                                          supplements. 218-326-3663
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         Browse Central Square
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     shopping for all ages,            in all of northern                                                                                  world find their way to this      Explore a number of opportunities to purchase
     ranging from clothing and         Minnesota! Red Willow                                                                               cozy shop, Yarnworks.             handcrafted items made by local artisans.
     gifts to jewelry and books,       offers three floors filled                                                                          Browse the fine selection
     plus a dance studio and           with gifts, furniture, home                                                                          of yarns, knitting and
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                                                                                               The Itasca County                            The history of mining on the Iron Range unfolds at the Hill Annex Mine
                   We have so much indoor and outdoor fun                                   Historical Society,                           State Park. The Mine Bus Tour takes visitors along scenic overlooks with
                                                                                            located in the historic
               to see and enjoy in Minnesota’s nature…                                      Old Central School,
                                                                                                                                                                  stops for up-close viewing of vintage mining
                                                                                            captures the rich story of                                            machinery and buildings. The Fossil Hunting Tour
                                                                  Learn how paper is
                                                               made with a free guided
                                                                                            the county's past. View                                               is where you can hunt for 86 million year old sea
                                                                                            a Woolly Mammoth tusk.
                                                               Blandin Paper Mill
                                                                                            Learn how Native
                                                                                                                                                                  fossils (sharks' teeth, clams, and other ocean critters).
                                                               Tours, given Wed.-Fri.                                                                             Tours are Wednesdays through Sundays, and
                                                                                            Americans lived, and the
                                                               from 10 to 3, on the hour,
                                                                                            history of the Mississippi                                            holidays. Memorial Day to Labor Day. 218-247-7215
                                                               June thru late August.
                                                                                            River and the paper
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                                                                                            industry. There are also
                                                                   The Myles Reif           distinctive shops to                Enjoy camping                The Edge of the             Scenic State Park                The famed
                                                               Performing Arts Center       browse. 218-326-6431                                         Wilderness National          in Bigfork is popular for
                                                                                                                           beneath the pines while                                                                    Judy
     The Grand Rapids                 West Range Country       is one of the premiere                                                                    Scenic Byway is a            camping, hiking, cross-
                                                                                                                           you attend one of many                                                                     Garland
     Players conduct toe-          Show is a country music     mid-sized performing                                                                      47-mile winding drive        country skiing, canoeing,
                                                                                                                           events held at the Itasca                                                                  Museum
     tapping performances          extravaganza offered        arts centers in the Upper                                                                                              fishing and bird watching.
                                                                                                                                                         from Grand Rapids to Effie                                   is the 1925
     annually at the Myles         monthly during fall and     Midwest. Featuring                                          County Fairgrounds.                                        Two undeveloped lakes
                                                                                                                                                         on State Highway 38.                                         restored
     Reif Performing Arts          winter with a show that's   a proscenium stage                                          It’s also the start of the                                      surrounded by stands
                                                                                                                                                         Spectacular scenery                                          child-
     Center. This theatrical       sure to keep you            with an orchestra pit,                                      Taconite Snowmobile                                                of virgin red and
                                                                                                                                                         and historic                                                 hood
     group has entertained         humming.                    state of the art sound                                      Trail, the Mesabi Bike                                              white pines.
                                                                                                                                                         sites, with                                                  home
     audiences for more than         Itasca Orchestral         and lighting, and a                                         Trail and home to the                                               218-743-3362
                                                                                               The MacRostie Art                                         breathtaking                                                 of one of
     30 years and produces         Society performs concerts   beautiful theater without
                                                                                            Center hosts monthly           Grand Rapids Speedway.        colors in fall.                                With more     America’s biggest
     a spring musical and a fall   during the year.            a bad seat in the house.
                                                                                            exhibitions of local and       218-326-6470                  218-832-3161                              than 100 holes     movie stars,
     play. 218-999-9650            218-327-5781                218-327-5780
                                                                                                                                                                                                of Golf within 15
                                                                                            regional artists. Classes                                                                                                 remembered
                                                                                                                                                                                                  minutes, Grand
                                                                                            are offered. The art                                                                                                      for her role
                                                                                                                                           An authentic 1900’s                                  Rapids has plenty
                                                                                            shop sells handcrafted                                                                               to offer. Home to    in the
                                                                                            jewelry, pottery, paintings,                  logging camp with                                several 9 hole courses     immortal
                                                                                            blown glass and more.                           costumed interpreters awaits at                      and four 18 hole     Wizard of
                                                                                            218-326-2697                                                                              championship courses –          Oz movie.
                                                                                                                                              the Forest History Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Pokegama, Eagle Ridge,          See the Oz
                                                                                                                                                    See a 1901 Mississippi            Sugarbrooke and                 theme
                                                                                                                                                       River wannigan,                Wendigo – there’s a             garden,
        Relive the excitement                                                                                                                                                         course for every skill level.
                                                                                                                                                        a 1934 U.S.                                                   special doll collection
     of days past when the
                                                                                                                                                                                          At the Children’s           and the staircase
     famed Mississippi                                                                                                                                   Forest Service
                                                                                                                                                                                      Discovery Museum, kids          where “Baby Gumm”
     Melodie Showboat                   Enjoy an artful evening on the First                                                                             patrolman’s cabin,
     rounds the bend.                                                                                                                                                                 can learn about dinosaurs,      and her sisters
     Colorfully-costumed              Fridays of Arts each month. Take in                                                                                Minnesota’s first            see an earthquake,              performed. A store
     performers entertain you         the new exhibit opening reception at                                                                              fire fighting vehicle         scramble the tot maze, talk     has Judy mementoes
     with song, dance and                                                                                                                               and a 100-foot                to trees and play in the        and gifts, too.
                                      the MacRostie Art Center, then stroll                                                                                                           Rivertown kid-size shops.
     comedy. 866-336-3426                                                                                                                                                                                             800-664-JUDY
                                      the downtown shops for music,                                                                                    forest fire tower.             866-CDM-KIDS
                                      demonstrations, and talks by local artists.                                                                       218-327-4482

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     Out in our northern air,                                    Good food and a great
                                                              time are at Hollywood
                                                                                                                                                Free from urban                                  SUGAR LAKE LODGE
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     a lumberjack-size hunger always                          Pizza & Entertainment.                                                                 distractions,                               sugarlakelodge.com
                                                              Enjoy scrumptious
     follows. Fast food to fine cuisine,                      pizzas, burgers and                                                              family & peers                                    The area’s only year-round lakeside meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                 destination. Championship golf, full marina and
                                                              sandwiches for lunch
     there’s a grand restaurant                               or dinner. Full breakfast                                           connect in our grand nature                                    the chance for team-building partnerships and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 countless amenities are all nestled on the shore
                                                              menu, too. Kids
     you’re sure to love...                                   love the game room.                                                                         IRA CIVIC CENTER
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Sugar Lake. Meeting and event space for
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3 to 300 with hi-speed WiFi, professional event
                                                              Eat in or take out.                                                                            (CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 planning staff and award-winning cuisine.
     The 17th Street Grill         Good food and              Delivery available.                                                                                 218-326-2500                   150 sleeping rooms, in a wide variety of types,
     at Timberlake is           a great time are at           218-327-3504
                                                                                                                                           The IRA Civic Center prides itself on being           provide flexible housing options for participants.
     a feast for the senses.    Sammy’s Pizza &
                                                                                                                                        able to accommodate any type of event. From              CONTACT:   Chad Simons, Director of Sales
     Chefs prepare gourmet      Restaurant. Enjoy                Cedars Dining
     cuisine with style and     award-winning pizzas,                                                                                     concerts to wedding receptions, trade shows
                                                              Room at the
     skill unique to the        Italian pastas, burgers                                                                                      to private ice rental, the creative staff can       TIMBERLAKE LODGE
                                                              Sawmill Inn offers
     northwoods.                and sandwiches in a fun       extra-ordinary food                                                        bring flexibility to any meeting to make sure           866-800-2200 218-326-2600
     The extensive dinner       atmosphere. Open for          and exceptional service.                                                           your needs and expectations are met.            timberlakelodgehotel.com
     menu offers steaks         lunch and dinner. Eat         Famous house specialties                                                           CONTACT: Dale Anderson, Manager                 Timberlake Lodge is an ideal location
     grilled to perfection      in, or take out. Delivery     include Walleye a la Ritz,                                                                                                         for groups and social gatherings. With 10,000
     and sensational seafood.   available. 218-326-8551       prime rib, 20 oz. rib eye                                                                           SAWMILL INN                    square feet of meeting space, they can
     866-800-2200               mysammys.com                  and homemade popovers.                       Bring your appetite           800-235-6455             218-326-8501                   accommodate groups up to 600. Whether
     timberlakelodgehotel.com       Forest Lake Restaurant    Full bar with classic and                     for the deliciously                                    sawmillinn.com                it’s for a business meeting, wedding reception,
                                is your stop for great food   contemporary cocktails                        grand time you’ll           The area’s largest full-service hotel and event          convention or retirement party, your group will
                                                              and great wines.                                have dining in          center has seven event rooms with total theater            have everything it needs. Featuring the latest in
        At Brewed               & spirits. Newly-remodeled
                                                                                                              Grand Rapids.                                                                      AV equipment including WiFi, built-in screens,
     Awakenings                 lounge. Watch your            800-235-6455                                                                 seating for 975. The legendary hotel has a
     Coffeehouse, their         favorite sporting events      sawmillinn.com                                                                 charming northwoods décor along with                data projector and sound system. There are
     mission is to be a café    on one of our 6 HDTVs.                                                                                     a reputation for superior food and service.           84 comfortable sleeping rooms and a business
                                                                 What could be better         Jack’s Grill at Sugar                   There’s hi-speed WiFi for excellent connectivity.          center. Restaurant on the premises.
     where you can eat          Serving breakfast, lunch
                                                              on a hot summer day          Lake Lodge overlooks                               The friendly and professional staff have           CONTACT:   Lynne Trembath, Sales Manager
     every day and be           and dinner daily.
                                                              than a refreshing treat      the 18th green of                                         30 years of combined experience.
     healthy. Serving fair      Steakhouse features fresh
                                                              from Dairy Queen?            Sugarbrooke Golf                                             On-and-off premises catering.            WENDIGO LODGE
     trade coffee, organic      daily specials and seafood.
                                                              With a variety of            Course. Offering                                                   For comfort, there’s 124           866-727-7345 218-327-2211
     local foods, hearty        218-326-3423
                                forestlakerestaurant.com      favorites on the food        a pub-like                                                           guest rooms, centrally-          wendigolodge.com
     vegetarian soups and
                                                              menu, treats and cakes       atmosphere                                                         located swimming pool,             Wendigo Lodge is ideally situated next to a
     homemade gelato.              Eagle’s Club offers the
                                                              too, the Grand Rapids        serving locally                                                       whirlpool and sauna.            beautiful 18-hole golf course, just minutes
     Free wireless internet.    largest selection of pull-
                                                              DQ is a hopping place        produced and                                                                          CONTACT:        from Grand Rapids. The lodge features a large
     Certified Green            tabs in the Grand Rapids
                                                              all year around. Classic     homegrown                                                                  Edie McTamaney             banquet space flanked by stone fireplaces,
     Business. 218-327-1088     area. A-01038-002. Bingo                                                                                                                     Director of Sales
                                                              Car Cruise Night each        delicacies.                                                                                           sweeping golf course views, on-site banquet
     brewedawakenings.biz       Thursdays and Saturdays.
                                                              Thursday from spring         Dine indoors or                                                                                       coordinator, and catering services.
                                Visitors welcome. Lunch                                    out. Full bar.                                                        Grand Rapids offers             The hotel offers 40 upscale sleeping rooms,
                                and dinner specials.          to fall. 218-326-3366
                                                                                           800-450-4555                                                          space for meetings of           indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna.
                                218-326-4845                                               sugarlakelodge.com                                                    2 to nearly 1,000.              CONTACT: Amy Johnson, Event Coordinator
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                                                                                                                                                SEAGREN’S
         Grand Rapids is the                                                                                                                    POKEGAMA
                                                                                                                                                LODGE B&B                             WENDIGO LODGE
      comfortable place to get                                                                                                                  888-326-9040
                                                                                                                                                                                      866-727-7345
                                                                       COUNTRY INN                          MORNING GLORY                       218-326-9040
          away to Minnesota’s nature.                                  BY CARLSON                           BED & BREAKFAST                     seagrens.com
                                                                                                                                                                                      218-327-2211
                                                                                                                                                                                      wendigolodge.com
                Charming lodgings                                      800-456-4000
                                                                       218-327-4960
                                                                                                            866-926-3978
                                                                                                            218-326-3978
                                                                                                                                                2 vacation cabins & 5 bed &
                                                                                                                                                breakfast lodge rooms overlooking
                                                                                                                                                                                      Rustic elegance. 40 rooms & suites
                                                                                                                                                                                      with northwoods furnishings, indoor
                                                                                                                                                beautiful Pokegama Lake. Lower
           near art centers, golf courses,                             countryinns.com                      morningglorybandb.com
                                                                                                                                                level can be rented as a 3-bedroom,
                                                                                                                                                                                      pool, whirlpool and sauna. Guests
                                                                                                                                                                                      enjoy free continental breakfast, and
                                                                       Hotel rooms & suites include         4 comfortable & beautifully-        2-bath, full housekeeping unit for
             snowmobile and ski trails,                                cable TV with CNN, ESPN,             decorated suites provide private    larger groups. Canoes, paddle
                                                                                                                                                                                      in-room high-speed internet. Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                      snowmobile trail access, on-site
                                                                       HBO, coffee maker, free week-        sitting room, Cable TV with         boats & dock space.
              scenic fall color tours, and                             day newspaper, hi-speed WiFi,
                                                                       radio/alarm clock, hair dryer,
                                                                                                            VCR/DVD, telephone and A/C.
                                                                                                            Water, tea, hot chocolate &
                                                                                                                                                                                      18-hole golf course.

                                                                                                                                                SUPER 8 MOTEL
      all in the heart of prime fishing.                               iron & ironing board, compli-
                                                                       mentary local phone calls, pet
                                                                                                            cookies are complimentary.
                                                                                                            WiFi. Non-smoking rooms.            800-800-8000
                                                                                                                                                                                      WHITE OAK
                                                                                                                                                                                      INN & SUITES
                                                                       friendly rooms.                      Weekends feature 3-course           218-327-1108
                                                                                                                                                                                      877-633-5504
                                                                                                            breakfasts.                         super8.com
                                                                                                                                                                                      218-246-9400
                                                                       FOREST                                                                   3-time international award-
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                                                                       LAKE MOTEL                                                               winning property. Super-start
                                                                                                            MOTEL                               breakfast with waffles. Hot           Located West of Grand Rapids in
                                                                       800-622-3590
                                                                                                            218-326-9674                        beverages available 24/7.             Deer River. Hotel is perfectly located
                                                                       218-326-6609
                                                                                                            pinegrovemotelgr.com                Onsite guest laundry. Handicap        near the area’s top fishing lakes and
                                                                       forestlakemotel.biz                                                      accessible. Non-smoking rooms         features 49 well-appointed sleeping
                                                                                                            Comfortable rooms with cable
                                                                       Rooms feature Cable TV, WiFi,        TV & free HBO, free in-room         available. Large parking area         rooms. Guests are treated to comforts
                                                                       refrigerators, microwaves,           coffee, refrigerator & microwave.   with plug-ins, truck & trailer        such as refrigerators, microwave,
                                                                       complimentary coffee, baths          Kitchenettes. Free microwave        parking. Direct snowmobile            high-speed internet, indoor pool with
                                                                       with showers. Some with              popcorn in office. Picnic area      trail access. Dining & lounge.        kiddie pool, and continental breakfast.
                                                                       kitchenettes. Fishing pier           with BBQ grills. Drive-up access                                          Onsite fish cleaning facility & game
                                                                       across the road.                     & trailer parking. Sauna.           TIMBERLAKE                            storage, direct snowmobile trail access.
     AMERICINN                         BUDGET HOST INN                                                                                          LODGE &
     LODGE & SUITES                                                    THE ITASCAN                          SAWMILL INN                         WATERPARK
                                       800-283-4678
                                                                       MOTEL                                800-235-6455
     800-634-3444                      218-326-3457                                                                                             866-800-2200
     218-326-8999                      budgethost.com                  800-842-7733                         218-326-8501
                                                                                                                                                218-326-2600
     americinn.com                                                     218-326-3489                         sawmillinn.com
                                       34 rooms and whirlpool rooms.                                                                            timberlakelodgehotel.com
     59 rooms & suites with fire-      Whirlpool & non-smoking         itascan.com                          Legendary hotel with 124
                                                                                                                                                84 rooms with flat screen TVs,                                                          Warm and welcoming...
                                       rooms. Cable TV with HBO.       Newly modernized. Kitchenettes,      northwoods style guest rooms
     places & whirlpools. Cable TV                                                                                                              hi-speed WiFi, deluxe oversize                                                          it’s the only way
                                       Free hi-speed WiFi. Direct      A/C, free HBO, free coffee, cribs,   and 6 suites. Free WiFi,
     with movie channels. Free hi-                                                                                                              dual head & body showers.                                                               we greet visitors to our
                                                                       winter plug-ins. Smoking &           hot breakfast Monday through
     speed WiFi. Free parking. Free    dial phones. At-door parking.                                                                            Complimentary hot breakfast,                                                            Grand area.
                                                                       non-smoking rates. Winter            Friday. Pool, whirlpool, sauna
     breakfast. Kids under 16 stay     Continental breakfast.                                                                                   buffet, exercise room, business
                                                                       rates. Close to hospital, shop-      and game room. On-site
     free. Cold weather hook-ups.      Pet rooms. Truck parking                                                                                 center & concessions. Pool area
                                                                                                            restaurant and lounge with
     Indoor heated pool & whirlpool.   & plug-ins.                     ping, restaurants and the Judy                                           with slides, mega whirlpool
                                                                                                            over 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible
     Outdoor grill.                                                    Garland Museum.                                                          & arcade. Restaurant onsite.
                                                                                                            meeting space.




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                                                    BOWSTRING                   BUCKHORN
                                                 SHORES RESORT                  LOG LODGES
                                                     On Bowstring Lake          On Caribou Lake
                                                    800-832-3101                800-450-6628                          LOON POINT                         Kitchens with microwaves,
                                                    218-832-3101                                                      RESORT                             modern bathrooms, fresh linens,
                                                                                218-832-3723
                                                                                                                                                         fire pit grill & picnic table.
                                                  bowstringshores.com           buckhornoncaribou.com                 On Wasson Lake
                                                                                                                                                         Park-like setting with relaxing
                                                         Classic year-round     3 large, handcrafted, unique &        800-542-1470                       beach. Boat & motor rentals.
                                                  northern MN resort with       private log lodges with fireplace,    218-245-1470                       Bait, tackle, snacks onsite.
                                                   13 vacation cabins with      sauna, 4-5 bedrooms, private          loonpointresort.com
                                                       full kitchens. Ample     dock, yard, nice kitchen and large    The only resort on Wasson          SUGAR LAKE
                                                         dock space, heated     deck. Located on Caribou Lake—        Lake. 10 modern cabins offer
                                                     outdoor pool and sun
                                                                                                                                                         LODGE
                                                                                MN’s clearest. Also a classic old     traditional 2-3 bedroom
                                                           deck. Main lodge     resort with 3 small cottages, wood                                       On Sugar Lake
                                                                                                                      cabins & new 3-4 bedrooms.
                                                         has games, snacks,     sauna and game room.                                                     800-450-4555
                                                                                                                      Log cabins or a secluded lake
                                                             onsite laundry,                                          home. Screened porches.            218-327-1462
                                                          large playground      HIDDEN                                New cabins have A/C,               sugarlakelodge.com
                                                                  & kayaks.     HAVEN RESORT                          fireplaces, TV/DVD &               Full-service resort on
                                                                Boat rentals,   On Big Bass Lake                      dishwashers. WiFi at lodge.        aquamarine Sugar Lake.
                                                                  bait & gas    866-246-8989                          Beach, boats & motors.             Championship golf, full
                                                                  available.                                                                             marina, 2 restaurants.
                                                                                218-246-8989
                                                                                hiddenhavenresort.com                 MOOSE LAKE                         Townhouses with studio,
                                                                                                                      RESORT                             2 & 3 bedrooms. Full kitchen,
     Grand fishing is just one of the                                           30-acre resort offering 13
                                                                                                                                                         fireplace, patio. Lakeside
     treasured memories you’ll take home                                        tastefully-decorated, lakeside        On Moose Lake
     from your lakeside cabin stay in                                                                                                                    cottages & luxury lodge suites
                                                                                cottages. Clean, comfortable          218-246-8675
     Grand Rapids...                                                                                                                                     have beautiful lake views.
                                                                                cabins have full kitchens with        mooselkresort.com                  Sandy beach, tennis courts,
                                                                                microwave, cable TV, deck,
                                                                                                                      12 fully furnished resort cab-     outdoor heated pool.
                                                                                picnic table, grill & boat. Main
                                                                                                                      ins nicely spaced along 1200
                                                                                lodge with WiFi, snacks &
                                                                                                                      feet of shoreline and 40 acres     SOUTHWOOD                         WILDWOOD
                                                                                gifts. Sandy beach & fire rings.
                                                                                                                      of land; most just steps from      RESORT                            RESORT
                                                                                                                      the water. This family resort is                                     On Bass Lake
                                                                                JESSIE VIEW                                                              On Pokegama Lake
                                                                                                                      on a great fishing lake with
                                                                                                                                                         888-815-6645                      888-328-5858
                            Grand Rapids resorts and lodges                     RESORT & RV
                                                                                CAMPGROUND
                                                                                                                      ample space for your boat.
                                                                                                                      Amenities include sandy            218-326-8761                      218-328-5858
                                                                                                                      beach, fire rings, canoes,         southwoodresort.com               wildwoodresort.net
                                                                                On Big Jessie Lake
     possess a natural advantage...with over1,200 lakes                         877-537-7438                          kayaks, paddleboats, and           50-year tradition as a small,     Family-friendly resort
                                                                                                                                                                                           on Bass Lake near
                                                                                                                      more. Gift shop & convenience      family-run resort. 5 cabins
                                                                                218-832-3678
                                                                                                                      items on-site.                     with sandy beach, beautiful       Grand Rapids.
         and more than a million acres of pristine forest...                    jessieview.com
                                                                                                                                                         sunsets, towering birch & pine.   9 lakeside cabins are
                                                                                7 year-round cabins & RV              PINE ACRES                         Boat, motor, pontoon rental.      fully-furnished & include
           modern mixed with northwoods sophistication...                       park in the Chippewa Natl.
                                                                                Forest. Studio to 5 bdrm.
                                                                                                                      RESORT
                                                                                                                      On Prairie Lake
                                                                                                                                                         Amenities include canoes,
                                                                                                                                                         kayaks & paddle boats. 5 min-
                                                                                                                                                                                           year-round luxury lodges with
                                                                                                                                                                                           fireplaces, A/C, cable TV, WiFi,
                                                                                cabins & seasonal RV sites.           218-326-2082                       utes south of Grand Rapids on     dishwashers in a northwoods
              it’s the perfect vacation in Minnesota’s nature.                  Cabins feature fireplaces, TVs,
                                                                                3-season porches, 2 full baths,
                                                                                                                      pineacres-resort.com               Pokegama Lake.                    décor. Sandy beach, campfire
                                                                                                                                                                                           rings, beautiful sunsets.
                                                                                dishwashers, A/C and more.            5 fully-furnished cabins
                                                                                WiFi, beach, fire rings. Boats.       5 miles north of Grand Rapids.




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                                                                                                                                                         Forest Lake Motel L4                             Meridian Medical Clinic
     Blandin Paper Mill Tours                                                                                                                            1215 W Hwy 2, Grand Rapids 800-622-3590          1542 Golf Course Rd, Grand Rapids 218-999-7000
     115 SW 1st St, Grand Rapids (218) 327-6682                                                                                                          Itascan Motel L5                                 Reed Drug
     Blandin Paper Mill Tours                         Area churches can be found on                     Dale Anderson 218-259-4485                       610 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids 800-842-7733         417 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-3453         Itasca Trail Sports
     115 SW 1st St, Grand Rapids 218-327-6682         www.visitgrandrapids.com.                         Jason Boser 218-244-2517                                                                                                                            316 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-1716
                                                                                                                                                         Pine Grove Motel L7
     Boundary Waters Blues Festival                                                                     Bill Broberg 218-244-8022                        1420 W Hwy 2, Grand Rapids 218-326-9674                                                            Jenny & Company
     Grand Rapids 218-365-2440                                                                          Tom Neustrom 218-259-2628                        Sawmill Inn L8                                                                                     10 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids 218-326-1821
                                                                                                        Jeff Skelly 218-259-4941                         2301 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids 800-235-6455        Century 21                                        Lake Country Furniture
     Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway
                                                                                                        Jeff Sundin 218-246-2375                                                                          721 Pokegama Ave S, Grand Rapids 218-326-0323     1001 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-5085
     Hwy 38, Grand Rapids to Effie 218-832-3161       17th Street Grill at Timberlake Lodge                                                              Super 8 L9
                                                      144 SE 17th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-2600         Charlie Worath 218-244-5756                      1702 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids 800-800-8000        Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty                 L&M Fleet Supply
     Forest History Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1400 Hwy 169 S, Grand Rapids 218-326-2926
     2609 Co Rd 76, Grand Rapids 218-327-4482         Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse                                                                      Timberlake Lodge L10                             812 Pokegama Ave S, Grand Rapids 218-326-3455
                                                      24 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-327-1088                                                            144 SE 17th St, Grand Rapids 866-800-2200        Grand Rapids Realty                               Mississippi Diamond Jewelers
     Hill Annex Mine State Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                             6 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids 218-326-6242
     880 Gary St, Calumet 218-247-7215                Bridgeman’s – Embers                                                                               Wendigo Lodge L11                                502 NE 4th Street, Grand Rapids 218-327-0966
                                                                                                        Blueberry Hills                                  20108 Golf Crest Dr, Grand Rapids 866-727-7345                                                     Purple Pinecone
                                                      331 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-5302          44510 Golf Course Rd, Deer River 218-246-8010                                                     Remax
     IRA Civic Center                                                                                                                                    White Oak Inn & Suites L22                       1001 Pokegama Ave S, Grand Rapids 218-326-8200    201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-327-8119
     Hwy 38 & 14th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-2500      Cedars at the Sawmill Inn
                                                      2301 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids 218-326-8501
                                                                                                        Eagle Ridge                                      201 4th Ave NW, Deer River 877-633-5504                                                            Red Willow
                                                                                                        1 Green Way, Coleraine 218-245-2217
     Itasca Historical Society                        Dairy Queen                                                                                                                                                                                           225 SE 21st St, Grand Rapids 218-327-2252
     Top floor Old Central School 218-326-6431        1940 Pokegama Ave S, Grand Rapids 218-326-3366    Golf on the Edge                                 resorts                                                                                            Reed Drug
                                                                                                        59851 County Road 261, Bigfork 218-743-3626      Bowstring Shores L12
     Itasca Co Fairgrounds & GR Speedway              Eagle’s Club                                                                                                                                                                                          417 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-3453
                                                                                                        Pokegama                                         49231 Co Rd 173, Deer River 800-832-3101
     1336 NE 3rd Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-6470       1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-4845                                                                                                      ACAR Auto Rental                                  Shaw Florists & Antiques
                                                                                                        3910 Golf Course Rd, Grand Rapids 218-326-3444   Buckhorn Log Lodges L13                          1500 7th Ave SE, Grand Rapids 218-327-0807
                                                      El Potro                                                                                                                                                                                              2 NE 3rd St, Grand Rapids 218-326-7429
     Itasca Curling Club                                                                                Sugarbrooke                                      45101 Buckhorn Resort Rd, Marcell 800-450-6628
     902 Hale Lk Pointe, Grand Rapids 218-999-5875    508 Pokegama Ave S, Grand Rapids 218-326-6275                                                                                                       Lefty’s Tent & Party Supplies                     Something Original
                                                                                                        37584 Otis Lane, Cohasset 218-327-1462           Hidden Haven Resort L14                          4542 E US Hwy 169, Bovey 218-245-1387
                                                      Florio’s Grill & Tavern                                                                                                                                                                               28 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-999-5432
     Judy Garland Museum & Children’s                                                                   Wendigo                                          31516 Malbay Rd, Cohasset 866-246-8989
                                                      105 Main Street, Cohasset 218-999-7077                                                                                                              Rapid Rental & Supply Hertz Car Rental            Stained Glass with Class
     Discovery Center                                                                                   20108 Golf Crest Dr, Grand Rapids 218-327-2211   Jessie View Resort L15                           1887 E Hwy 2, Grand Rapids 218-326-0397
     2727 Hwy 169 S, Grand Rapids 218-326-1900        Forest Lake Restaurant                                                                                                                                                                                Old Central School, Grand Rapids 218-327-7964
                                                                                                                                                         45756 Co Rd 35, Deer River 877-537-7438
                                                      1201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-3423                                                                                                                                                             Target
     MacRostie Art Center                                                                                                                                Loon Point Resort L16
     405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-2697        Jack’s Grill at Sugar Lake Lodge                                                                                                                                                                      2140 Pokegama Ave S, Grand Rapids 218-326-3011
                                                                                                                                                         51898 Co Rd 310, Bigfork 800-542-1470
                                                      37584 Otis Lane, Cohasset 218-327-1462                                                                                                                                                                Terra Reflections
     Mesabi Trail Bike Trail                                                                                                                             Moose Lake Resort L23                                                                              2040 Pokegama Ave S, Grand Rapids 218-327-1888
     Grand Rapids to Ely when complete 877-637-2241   Outpost Bar & Grill                               Cub Foods                                        36712 Co. Rd 248, Deer River 218-246-8675        ABC’s of Quilting
                                                      203 4th Ave NW, Deer River 218-246-9868           2400 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids 218-326-8528                                                         10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-9661           Three Bears Candy Co
     Minnesota Discovery Center                                                                                                                          Pine Acres Resort L17                                                                              4 NE 3rd St, Grand Rapids 218-327-9933
                                                      Pasties Plus                                      Grand Organic Food Market                        29604 Hwy 38 N, Grand Rapids 218-326-2082        Annabella’s Antique Mall
     1005 Discovery Dr, Chisholm 800-372-6437
                                                      1405 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-2234         204 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-3663                                                         407 2nd St, Bovey 218-245-2055                    Village Book Store
     Mississippi Melodie Showboat                                                                                                                        Seagren’s Lodge B&B L19                                                                            201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-9458
                                                      Rafferty’s Pizza                                  Marketplace Foods                                20648 Crystal Springs Lp, Grand Rapids           Arrow Embroidery & Photo Express
     121 NW 16th Ave, Grand Rapids 866-336-3426       3150 S. Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids 218-999-9449   503 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-9695                                                          507 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-1133
                                                                                                                                                         888-326-9040                                                                                       Wal-mart Supercenter
     Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center                  Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant                                                                                                                          Bender’s Shoe & Sport                             100 SE 29th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-9682
                                                                                                                                                         Sugar Lake Lodge L18
     200 Mt Itasca Drive, Coleraine 218-259-7726      802 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-8551                                                      PO Box 847, Grand Rapids 800-450-4555            409 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-8055         Whispering Woods Gallery
     Old Central School                               Toivo’s Restaurant & Sports Bar                                                                                                                     Brier’s Men’s Clothing & Shoes                    10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-0771
                                                                                                                                                         Southwood Resort L20
     Hwy 2 & Hwy 169, Downtown Grand Rapids           1212 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-999-5550                                                          32460 Southwood Rd, Grand Rapids 888-815-6645    413 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-2553         Wings ‘N Willows
                                                                                                        B&B’s
                                                      Zorbas                                                                                             Wildwood Resort L21                              Central Square Mall                               8 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids 218-327-1649
     Reif Performing Arts Center                                                                        Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast L6
     720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids 218-327-5780     32946 Crystal Springs Rd, Grand Rapids            726 NW 2nd Ave, Grand Rapids 866-926-3978        35748 Wildwood Rd, Grand Rapids 888-328-5858     201 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-4765          Yarnworks
                                                      218-326-1006                                                                                                                                                                                          2101 Hwy 169 S, Grand Rapids 218-326-9339
     Scenic State Park                                                                                                                                                                                    Fireplace Lifestyles
     56956 Scenic Hwy 7, Bigfork 218-743-3362                                                           motels                                                                                            1114 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-327-2929

     Thunder Alley XL & Mini Golf                                                                       AmericInn L1                                                                                      Frame Up
     1401 E US Hwy 169, Grand Rapids 218-326-5950                                                       1812 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids 800-634-3444        Bigfork Valley Hospital                          208 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids 218-327-1271
                                                                                                        Budget Host L2                                   258 Pine Tree Dr, Bigfork 218-743-3177                                                             City of Grand Rapids
     White Oak Casino                                 Grand Rapids Economic Dev. Authority                                                                                                                Hopperton’s Moccasin & Gift
                                                      City of Grand Rapids 218-326-7600                 311 E Hwy 2, Grand Rapids 800-283-4678           Deer River Health Care                           407 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids 218-326-2796         420 Pokegama Ave N, Grand Rapids 218-326-7600
     45852 US Hwy 2, Deer River 218-246-9600
                                                      IEDC/APEX                                         Country Inn L3                                   1002 Comstock Drive, Deer River 218-246-2900
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Isabella’s Fashions                               Itasca County
     White Oak Fur Post                               12 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids 218-326-9411           2601 S Hwy 169, Grand Rapids 800-456-4000        Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital                   201 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids 218-326-6413
     33155 Hwy 6, Deer River 218-246-9393                                                                                                                                                                                                                   123 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-8565
                                                                                                                                                         1601 Golf Course Rd, Grand Rapids 218-326-5000




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