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As if we need more reasons to have fun in Grand Rapids, special events run throughout the year in the Grand Rapids area. From culture to community get-togethers, it’s easy to have a great family vacation in Grand Rapids!



Grand Rapids, Minnesota is your best winter vacation destination. For your winter adventures, head to Itasca County for some of the best snowmobiling in Minnesota.


Ice Fishing: Things to Do

Throughout the winter months, snowmobiles traverse the frozen lakes, bringing the dedicated outdoorsman to his ice house. The reward? A catch of hard-won fresh fish. The Grand Rapids area has some of the best ice fishing destinations, and has been referred to as an Ice Fisherman’s Paradise…


Breweries: Things to Do

When a day in the north woods has worked up your appetite, let us fill your belly. From a quick bite, to a fine dining experience, to just a pint at the brewery, we will make sure you feel at home in our kitchens…


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Grand Rapids Minnesota

In Grand Rapids you will find small town charm that is surrounded by Minnesota’s nature. This picturesque area has been a favorite of those planning MN family vacations, fishing trips, couple’s getaways and family reunions for over 100 years. The distinguished fishing lakes, forest and trails provide the perfect backdrop for leisure and sports adventures. Grand Rapids is close enough to be convenient, but just far enough away to provide a real escape. You will find a truly unique Northwoods experience; filled with abundant outdoor adventures, scenic beauty, preserved heritage and vibrant arts and entertainment. The Grand Rapids area offers a wide variety of lodging, rustic and charming dining and unique boutique style shopping opportunities to meet everyone’s wants and needs for a grand getaway.

Come escape to Minnesota’s nature in Grand Rapids, MN.


See photos from fellow explorers or share yours! Hashtag your photos #headnorth for a chance to be featured here.

January 3, 2020

Thank you Wayne, Tony, and all of the Itasca Driftskippers

Snowmobile Club volunteers for todays safety training!!!

Mia passed the certification program! Now I have two

legal snowmobile ladies!! #headnorth #visitgrandrapids


January 3, 2020

Goodbye, 2019. #scenicstatepark #headnorth

December 19, 2019

Snowshoeing from above.

December 19, 2019

Don’t miss your chance to shop handmade

gifts at our 2019 Northern Spirit Shop:

Holiday Marketplace! ❄️
#macrostieartcenter #holidaymarketplace

#northernspiritshop #handmadegifts

#holidayshopping #holidaymarket

#northernspirit #supportlocalartists

#decemberexhibition #artgallery #artshop

December 19, 2019

@theofficemusical | One night only,

Saturday, Feb 1. VIP pre-show dinner available.

New gift cards.

Shopping done. #ReifPopUp

December 19, 2019

Okay Ramen.. You lookin’ fiiiiine!

December 19, 2019

Looks like a good Thursday if you ask me!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#gotioga #tiogarecreation #headnorth

December 19, 2019

TODAY we launched our Winter Trails Report!

Every Thursday we will update the snowmobile,

cross country ski and fat tire bike trails report.

Trail Conditions

#HeadNorth to Grand Rapids for some COOL


#OnlyinMN Photo of James Marshall.

Icicles make great tees! ⛳️
Link in bio to purchase tickets! .
Message for more info in becoming a sponsor!
#onlyinmn #exploremn #northernmn #upnorth

#headnorth #icegolf #wintergolf #golf #snow

#winter #icefishing #fattirebiking #curling

#grandrapidsmn #minnesota #winteractivities

#winterevent #socold

December 18, 2019

Wednesday, 12/11: 2pm-9pm

Thursday, 12/12: 2pm-9pm, Chad’s Meat Wagon serving until sell out!


BEVERAGE!!! Friday, 12/13: 2pm-10pm

Saturday, 12/14: 12pm-10pm, Chad’s Meat Wagon serving until sell out,

Teague Alexy & Erik Berry on stage at 7pm!

Sunday, 12/15: 12pm-6pm, PiYo & Pints is CANCELED.
Prost! 🍻
PS: BHK, Nut Brown Ale & Downwind, Smoked Chocolate

Stout are back on tap!

#grandrapidsmn #upnorth #northernmn #headnorth #northwoods

#drinklocal #mnbeer #mncraftbeer #mncraftbrew #mnbrewery

#mnmade #meetupnorth #prost

December 18, 2019

Taking orders for Cuddly UnWined Sweatshirts. Gift idea!!
Unisex Grey $40
Women’s Plum $45
#unwinedupnorth #cuddlysoft #mnwine

#mnwinebar #Headnorth #visitgrandrapids

#onlyinMN #gift

December 18, 2019

Welcome, to The DocHouse Suite! Your cozy winter getaway! #thedochousesuite .
Link to book in profile or go to @airbnb
#airbnb #grmn #visitgrandrapids

#downtowngrandrapids #headnorth

#citygrmn #stayhere #staycation

#wintergetaway #wintergetaways


December 5, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN has over 1,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Enter to WIN: Step 1. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram Step 2. Share daily posts on your Instagram story Step 3.

Include @VisitGrandRapids and #Grand1000Sweepstakes #HeadNorth


December 5, 2019

Get your skis, boards, and tubes ready! @MtItasca opens this Saturday, December 7th! 10 am – 4 pm. Get out there, folks!