Grand Rapids, MN Attractions

Area Attractions in Grand Rapids, MN

Grand Rapids, Minnesota is one of the top Northern Minnesota destinations for all-season getaways. From shopping to community events to endless nature, the surrounding area has something for everyone!

Local Shopping

On the resort property, visit the lobby shop in the Main Lodge and the golf shop in the Club House for gifts, apparel, and sundries.

A number of popular retailers are located in and around the Grand Rapids area and approximately 10 miles from the resort. Target, grocery, and convenience stores are also located within a 15–20 minute drive. See map for our list of recommendations.

Some Of Our Favorites

Annabella’s Antique Mall and Bella’s Cafe & Catering: 402 2nd Street, Bovey. 218-245-2055.

Bender’s Shoe & Sport: 409 NW 1st Avenue, Grand Rapids. 218-326-3029.

Brewed Awakenings Coffee House: 24 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids. 218-327-1088.

Clayton Farms: locally produced vegetables and products. Hothouse tomatoes! 31347 Laplant Rd., Grand Rapids. 218-244-0840.

Frame Up: wide variety of local and regional art, sculpture, and jewelry. 208 NE 1st Ave, Grand Rapids. 218-327-1271.

Grand Rapids Farmer’s Market: locally grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Home-raised meats, honey, maple syrup, jams & jellies, fresh baked goods & canned goods. Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 AM – 1 PM (early May–October). Located downtown along Hwy. 2, across from the mall. Between 1st Ave. NW and 2nd Ave NW Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Hopperton’s Moccasin & Gift: 407 NW 1st Avenue, Grand Rapids. 218-326-2796.

Lake & Co: 10 NW 3rd Street, Grand Rapids.

Lake Country Furniture & Red Canoe Gifts: 1001 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids. 218-326-5085.

Locally Produced Honey: 2512 Horseshoe Lake Road, Grand Rapids. 218-326-9246. David and Judy Johnson.

Lost Frontier Company: maple delicacies, popcorn, pancake mixes, and august peaches. Wanda Patzoldt. 3001 Horseshoe Lake Road, Grand Rapids. 218-326-5769.

Lunemann’s Luney Berries Strawberry Farm: 41237 County Road 63, Cohasset. 218-328-5176. No appointment necessary! Picking begins in July.

MacRostie Art Center: 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids. 218-326-2697.

Mississippi Diamond Jewelers: 6 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids. 218-326-6242.

Old Central School: Hwy 2 & Hwy 169, Downtown Grand Rapids.

Purple Pinecone & Isabella’s: Central Square Mall, 201 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids. 218-327-8119.

Red Willow: 225 SE 21st Street, Grand Rapids. 218-327-2252.

Shaw Florist: fresh and silk flowers & antiques. 2 NE 3rd Street, Grand Rapids. 218-326-7429.

Something Original: 28 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids. 218-999-5432.

Tikes Trophy Sausage and Fresh Meats: 20523 County Road 459, Cohasset, MN 55721. 218-326-0791.

Timbersweet Maple Syrup: pure maple syrup, maple candy, and maple cream. 36131 County Road 63, Cohasset. 218-326-0614. Amy and Ralph Fideldy.

Movie Theatre: Located in Grand Rapids, approximately 15 minutes from the resort.

Myles Reif Performing Arts Center: One of Grand Rapids’ best kept secrets is its Myles Reif Performing Arts Center, featuring regional exhibits and both regional and national musical performance groups and plays. To learn more, go to

Forestry Tours: Founded in 1901 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Blandin Paper is one of Northern Minnesota’s largest employers. Its two paper machines produce approximately 370,000 short tons of paper each year. Free guided tours of the mill (including a video of the paper making process) are offered on a continuous basis on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10:00 am–3:00 pm, from the first Wednesday in June through the Friday prior to Labor Day. Please note: No children under the age of 12 are allowed. Also, the ability to climb some stairs is required, and the paper mill is very warm. For more information, call 218-327-6682.

Mining Tours: Don’t miss this amazing tour of a real open-pit mine at Hill Annex Iron Mine near Grand Rapids! In 1.5 hours, you’ll make a spectacular descent into mining’s past and learn about mine operation and the people who have worked there. Great for ages 8 and up and a favorite for locals and visitors alike.

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