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Things to do in grand forks

From outdoor recreation to delectable North Dakota dining, and some of the region's best sights, Grand Forks is a traveler's dream hub of endless things to do. Explore the Walsh County Historical Museum, tee off on some of the area's most scenic courses, or set out for a day of fun with the family at the Homme Dam.

Ralph Engelstad Arena

Located on campus at the University of North Dakota, Ralph Engelstad Arena is home to the UND men's and women's ice hockey teams. Over the years it's hosted events that include the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and the World Men's Curling Championship, plus concerts by world-famous stars.

Alerus Center

Centered in the heart of Grand Forks near the UND campus, this indoor arena is home to the University of North Dakota football team, seating more than 20,000 fans for games and stadium events. The arena also hosts world-class concerts and trade shows, as well as banquets and parties in its conference center.

University of North Dakota

Set in the center of Grand Forks, the University of North Dakota is the oldest and largest university in the state. It was founded with a strong liberal arts foundation and specializes in aerospace, health sciences, engineering research, environmental protection, nutrition and energy.

University of ND Medical School

The school of medicine and health sciences at the University of North Dakota is the state's only medical school. The school admits only approximately 80 students per year into its four-year program, 80% from North Dakota and 10% from WICHE-participating states, Montana and Wyoming.

Columbia Mall

The largest mall within 70 miles, Columbia Mall is where travelers can find some of the country's top brands and retailers, including Macy's, Sears and Scheels. It's home to more than 70 shops and features an expansive food court for grabbing a bite to eat before or after you shop.

Grand Forks County Historical Society

Explore the history of Grand Forks at the Grand Forks County Historical Society. Browse artifacts and documents significant to the region's history and explore sights like the Thomas Campbell house, the Myra Museum, the log cabin Post Office and the Schoolhouse.

King's Walk Golf Course

An unspoiled prairie setting welcomes guests at King's Walk Golf Course, a course which emulates the atmosphere of great links courses in Ireland and Scottland. Book tee times, dine at the club's own Eagle's Crest Grill, or check the calendar for an upcoming list of events.

Dakota Science Center

The Dakota Science Center invites kids and families to explore the sciences with hands-on exhibits, science a la carte kits, classes, technology training, events and festivals year-round. Feed your thirst for knowledge, adventure and entertainment in North Dakota.

Grand Forks Air Force Base

Grand Forks Air Force Base is 16 miles west of Grand Forks, and its host unit is the 319th Air Base Wing, assigned to the Expeditionary Center of the Air Mobility Command. Schools on base include Nathan Twining Elementary and its population numbers over 2,000 military personnel and civilians.

Chester Fritz Auditorium

Located on campus at the University of North Dakota, the Chester Fritz Auditorium plays host to concerts, popular Broadway musicals, dance groups and university events, including conferences, lectures and commencement ceremonies. It sits along the beautiful banks of the English Coulee.

City of Grand Forks

The history of the City of Grand Forks is consistent with other cities in the region. After the Native Americans, the first visitors and settlers were trappers and traders, who utilized "les Grandes Fourches" to congregate and to set up a trading post.

Grand Forks Herald

The Grand forks Herald offers up news and sports on a local, state and national level, money-saving coupons and advertisements, and stories about ordinary people making the area an extraordinary place to call home. Keep current on the latest happenings and events.

Greater Grand Forks Vistors Bureau

The Grand Forks Visitor's Bureau introduces travelers to best of the region, from upcoming festivals to notable attractions, parks and museums. Find restaurants, shopping areas and explore the full calendar of upcoming events before planning your trip.

Grand Forks International Airport

Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) is North Dakota's busiest commercial airport and the Northern Red River Valley's doorway to the world. Find yourself conveniently located to this travel hub and stay just minutes away while enjoying easy access to the terminal.

Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce

This organization is comprised of businesses, professionals, and farmers who share the goal of promoting good government and the commercial, industrial, social and civic interests of the community. Find out more about upcoming events, festivals and showcases in the Grand Forks region.
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