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Eat, Drink, Play & Stay in Beautiful Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is home to great dining, craft drinks and all types of outdoor and indoor fun for everyone. Take a weekday trip or an extended weekend. No matter the time of year, Grand Rapids is a destination for all seasons.

Family Fun

Some of our local family favorite locations are Itasca Historical Society, where you can learn about world and local history. They also have an escape room that changes out every few months. The next must see spot is the Judy Garland & Children’s Museum. Let the kids fun free and check out the different exhibits. Lastly, stay at a hotel, vacation rental and enjoy a pool or beach front access and relax next to that water.

Family fun on the lake!

Judy Garland & Children’s Museum

Itasca Historical Society

Adventure Seekers

Want to try something new? Grand Rapids is home to, two world class bike trails. Rent a bike from Ardent Bicycles and take a ride along Tioga Recreation or Mesabi Bike Trail. If you are looking to adventure though the forest, discover the beauty of the Chippewa. Hike along the many trails we have along highway 38 on Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway. If you are adventurous with food, after fun day of exploring, try any kinds of food from Mexican cuisine, sushi, or enjoy Forest Lake Restaurant and Steak House. If you’re adventurous day makes you think…. pizza or a great burger Grand Rapids has that too! No matter that adventure you choose fill up and relax to great food and a beer at one of our local breweries or wine bar.

Wine at UnWinded Up North

Mesabi Trail

Tioga Recreation

Couples Getaway

Take a loved one for a little getaway. Relax and reconnect with each other and the outdoors. Enjoy a cozy hotel room, cabin, or vacation rental to take in the beauty of Grand Rapids. During the day take a walking tour of Grand Rapids Art and History or take a 47 mile drive up highway 38 and discover the different Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway discovery spots. After a day of exploring grab some food and do a little shopping at locally owned shops downtown.

Walking tour

Relaxing by the lake

Dinner on the patio






Places to Eat/ Drink

Rapids Brewing Company, Klockow Brewing Company, UnWinded Up North, El Patro, Boulder Tap House, Forest Lake RestaurantBrewed Awakenings Coffee Shop, Zorbas, Pickled Loon, Fuji and Timberlake Restaurant.

To inquire about a Visitor Guide call our office at 218-326-9607 or email us at!

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