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Up North!

Welcome to Minnesota’s northwoods. Grand Rapids is located in North Central Minnesota. It is close enough to be convenient but far enough away to provide for a real escape from the hustle and bustle. Located on Hwy 169 (from the East and South) and Hwy 2 (from the East and West). Located in between Duluth and Bemidji on Hwy 2, and north of Mille Lacs Lake on Hwy 169. A short 3 hours from the North West suburbs of Minneapolis, and 3.5 hours from St Paul.
Grand Rapids is the perfect place for small to medium sized group events, meetings, conferences, etc. The splendor of the indoors is enhanced by the great outdoors nature scenery and recreation opportunities. Whether you are looking for an in town group facility where attendees can stay at multiple properties, close to area shops, area attractions, in town trails and in town restaurants. Or maybe you are looking for an off the beaten path location where you can have access to the entire facility that includes on-site amenities like restaurant, bar, golf course, and a variety of lodging options. There are many opportunity to choose from in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for the small to medium group coordinator.
Visit Grand Rapids offers coordination services for groups of 25ppl+. These services include: welcome bags for attendees, setting up of group room blocks with a custom URL address to add to registration materials, off-site coordination assistance of special tours, shopping and dining events, and entertainment. Visit Grand Rapids is available to custom group coordination opportunities of 100ppl+. 


There are currently no travel packages. Check back later or give our office a call for more information. (218) 326-9607. 

Group Facility Properties

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Timberlake Lodge & Convention Center

  • Site Space: Featuring over 10,000 square feet of flexible function space and pre-function space, up to 625 guests.

    Food Service: On-site restaurant & lounge, full-service banquet food service, and event planning on-site.
    Accommodations: 84 upscale and unique rooms; All guest rooms are non-smoking.
    Amenities: Waterpark with oversized hot tub, 98-foot slide, kiddie slide; flat-screen televisions; extended-stay suites with mini or full kitchen; fitness room business services; and a hot breakfast buffet served each morning.

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Sugar Lake Lodge

  • Site Space: Banquet 275; Conference 275; Theater 350; Classroom 240; Rounds 300
  • Food Service: In-house catering for coffee breaks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Restaurant located on-premise: Otis’ Bar and Grill.
  • Accommodations: 164 units including Lakefront Suites, Lodge Room, Lakeside Cabins, and Golf Course Townhouses.
  • Amenities: 18-hole championship golf course, full marina, beautiful sandy beach, heated pool, tennis, volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes, bonfire pits, hiking, and biking trails.
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IRA Civic Center / Yanmar Arena

  • Size of space:  50,000 sq ft of exhibit space
  • Food Service: Catering
  • On-Site Amenities: tables, chairs, pipe & drape, and set-ups

Contact Person: Dale Anderson

Best Western Plus Meeting Room

  • Site Space: Information Coming Soon
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  • Size of space:  Information Coming Soon

Grand Rapids Library

  • Site Space: Information Coming Soon

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Itasca YMCA

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My Place Meeting Room

  • Size of space:  Information Coming Soon
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Reif Center

  • Site Space: Details coming soon.

Group Room Blocks

Visit Grand Rapids has set-up Room Blocks for the upcoming Group Meetings, Gatherings or Events. Simply CLICK on the name to open and reveal the lodging properties that have availability, have set-up room blocks, and all of the details of how to book.


Wildland Fire Training Room Blocks

The following lodging properties have setup Room Blocks or have lodging available. IM Hotel by Timberlake1702 S. Pokegama AveGrand Rapids, MN 55744(218)327-1108Group Block # B01L2318- Single Queen rooms – Reg.Rate
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Grand Rapids Riverfest

Grand Rapids Riverfest Room Blocks

Table of Contents The Grand Rapids Riverfest is a outdoor music festival that takes place on Saturday, September 7, 2024. The following lodging properties have setup Room Blocks, or have
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Women of the ELCA Convention

Best Western Plus2309 1st Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MN 55744(218) 301-034518 Double Queen Rooms are available.Rate is $149.99 plus tax per room per night.Rooms will be held until May 6.Website
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Grand Rapids LaCrosse Shootout

Best Western Plus2309 SW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744(218) 301-0345Rooms are available. We currently have one team that has registered with us.We would prefer to book direct by utilizing
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Group tRAVEL information


  • Championship golf courses
  • Millions of acres of unspoiled forest land
  • Thousands of pristine lakes for fishing & recreation
  • Hundreds of trails for hiking & biking
  • Unique shopping & attractions for the entire family
  • Fine dining for every taste


  • VIP familiarization tours available
  • Professional banquet planning and site selection
  • Registration coordination and coordination with conference facilities
  • Maps, vacation guides and area information
  • Assistance in bid preparation and presentation
  • Other support services available upon request


Jefferson Bus Lines


Rapids Tax:

Best Minnesota Airport Options:
Range Regional Airport

Address: 11038 MN-37, Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone(218) 262-3451

Airport Code: HB
45 minutes from Grand Rapids, MN

Duluth International Airport

Address: 4701 Grinden Dr, Duluth, MN 55811
Airport Code: DLH
1.5 hours from Grand Rapids, MN
Mnpls St. Paul International Airport
Address:  4300 Glumack Drive, St. Paul, MN
Airport Code: MSP
3.5 hours from Grand Rapids, MN

Let us know your group’s interests and we will help get you started!

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