- TripBuzz found 13 things to do with kids in or near Grand Rapids, Minnesota, including 4 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Breezy Point, Bigfork and Lake Itasca.
- From Children's Discovery Museum to Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW), the Grand Rapids area offers 15 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Movie Theaters, Children's Museums and Historic Buildings.
- Named for the white rapids of the Mississippi River, Grand Rapids is a popular tourist destination in the north. Originally a logging town, visitors can now experience what life was like in an early 20th century logging camp by visiting the cities Forest History Center. Other areas of interest are the cities annual events including the Judy Garland Festival.
The Children's Discovery Museum is a museum aimed at teaching children through 'fun, education, and hands-on learning experiences'. The museum maintains a variety of exhibits including a river water table, dinosaur exhibit, and an art room.
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402 SE 11th St., Grand Rapids, MN 55744 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1991, Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) is a service that teaches women various outdoor skills and activities. A few of these activities include fishing, hunting, and winter survival skills classes, among many other options.
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2727 S. Pokegama Ave., PO Box 724, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 MoreLess Info
The Judy Garland Birthplace is home to Judy Garland in the first four years of her life. It displays memorabilia, educational exhibits, and publications which aim to honor her legacy and to showcase her most famous role as Dorothy in 'the Wizard of Oz.'
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2 North Pokegama Avenue, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 MoreLess Info
The Itasca County Historical Society is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and preserving the history of the local area. The society operates a historical museum that is home to over 50,000 artifacts and photographs from past times.
With a facility dedicated to the sport of curling, Itasca Curling Club offers open houses and curling classes where visitors can learn the basics of the sport. The club has a pro shop that sells clothing and curling pins.
Forest History Center recreates a 1900's logging camp. There are walking trails along the wooded path to a replica of a logging camp. Actors dressed in period costumes play the roles of blacksmiths, cooks, and lumberjacks. The center showcases the history of forestry in Minnesota.
Part of the Itasca State Park, the Mississippi Headwaters is home to Mississippi's first city. It is a forest area with plenty of lakes, and – among others – it has the first walking bridge built above the river.