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Grand Forks

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Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 52,838, while the total of the city and surrounding metropolitan area was 98,461. Grand Forks, along with its twin city of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, forms the center of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is often called Greater Grand Forks or The Grand Cities.Located on the western banks of the north-flowing Red River of the North, in a flat region known as the Red River Valley, the city is prone to flooding. The Red River Flood of 1997 devastated the city. Originally called Les Grandes Fourches by French fur traders from Canada, who had long worked and lived in the region, steamboat captain Alexander Griggs platted a community after being forced to winter there. The Grand Forks post office was established in 1870; and the town was incorporated on February 22, 1881. The city was named for its location at the fork of the Red River and the Red Lake River.
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Widman's Candy Shop
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Educational Site
University of North Dakota
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Splasher's of the South Seas
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Duration: 2 hours
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Monument
Flood Memorial Monument
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Grand Forks

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Historic Site
Bonanzaville West Fargo
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Natural History Museum
Red River Zoo Fargo
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Roger Maris Museum Fargo
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Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Fargo Air Museum Fargo
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Grand Forks

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History Museum
Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
King's Walk Golf Course
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Memorial Park
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Grand Forks

Garden
Japanese Gardens
3.1
Duration: 2 hours
Park
Ryan Park
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Grand Forks

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Art Museum
North Dakota Museum of Art
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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