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Top 6 Reasons To Travel To Grand Rapids, MN in November

Grand Rapids, Minnesota is a year-round destination that offers fun things to do in November! Here are our Top 5 Reasons we think you should travel to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in November:

1. Live Entertainment

Come be entertained in Grand Rapids, Minnesota this November. In Grand Rapids you will find live music and professional productions in relaxed venues that allows for an intimate experience. Experience Minnesota musicians at our local craft breweries and other nightlife establishments.  Take in a professional show at The Reif Performance Center.  In November there are seven live performances at The Reif. Click HERE for events listing and ticket information.


2. Art/Culture

Grand Rapids, Minnesota is known for their rich art and culture heritage. Enjoy public art at MacRostie Art Center, Reif Center, Brewed Awakenings, and inside at the Old Central School. Take an outdoor public art walk; maps are available at the MacRostie Art Center. A great time to come and enjoy art in Grand Rapids is the first Friday of each month for our FREE monthly First Friday Art Walk that is put on by Grand Rapids Arts and hosted by downtown businesses.



3. History

Grand Rapids, Minnesota was founded in 1872. At the Itasca County Historical Society, you can tour their FREE museum that showcases the strong forestry, mining, and tourism industries. Grand Rapids is home to  Frances Ethel Gumm (aka Judy Garland). At the Judy Garland Museum, you can tour her childhood home, and enjoy hundreds of items of Judy Garland memorabilia; take pictures with the original carriage from the Wizard of Oz, and hundreds of Wizard of Oz artifacts. Another place to enjoy Minnesota history is taking a drive up the Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway and stopping at the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center, hiking in the Lost Forty and at the Joyce Estates.


4. Hunting

There are a prime hunting destination because of our 1+ million public accessible forest acres. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is also home to the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association; where members can bow hunt on their private hunting acres. Find hunting maps and other hunting resources for the Grand Rapids, MN area HERE.




5. Eat & Drink

Grand Rapids, Minnesota has craft breweries, a Minnesota wine bar, and a tap house to enjoy Minnesota craft beer and wine. You will also find rustic and charming restaurants that specialize in northwoods cuisine. And you will find many places to enjoy the best steaks in Minnesota and fresh seafood.




6. Cozy Lodging

Stay in one of our cozy lodging options that have views of Minnesota’s nature. In Grand Rapids you will find Minnesota Resorts that offer cabins and lodge rooms, vacation rental homes, lakes rental homes, Hotels/Motels and a quaint and charming Bed &Breakfast. You will find a wide variety of amenities.

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