Visitor Guide

Sweet Summer Time

Hello Summer!

A picture is worth a thousand words and the one above tells a story. There is nothing better than summer time up north. Although there are so many things to do and see, the lakes is one of the greatest highlights of the Greater Grand Rapids area. With over 1,400 lakes in Itasca County, there are plenty to put a boat on and spend a day with the family on the lake. Do you think the phones are out collecting a memory or trying to catch this dad making a turn to throw his son off the tube?

Family fun happens here. Rest, relax, and have fun in Minnesota's Nature. 

Summer Blogs- Travel Planning

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Top 15 Summer Events & Festivals in Grand Rapids, MN Area

Ready for some summer fun? Check out the Top 15 events to attend this summer. Click events to see the list.


Top 10 Reasons to Summer Road Trip to Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has so many different outdoor recreation opportunities, area attractions, and unique dining locations. Click learn more to see what's in store for a summer road trip up north.

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Mark Your Calendar!

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4th of July Celebration!

July 1st-4th

There are still openings for lodging for a 4th of July trip up north. Grab you friends, pack up your car and enjoy an extended weekend getaway.

Places To Stay

World's Largest Wild Rice Festival

July 8th-10th

Enjoy a weekend of rides, food, bingo, a parade, live music, and a Pow  Wow presented by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. To see the full schedule click schedule. 


BBQ & Brew Fest

July 15th & 16th

Chicken wing contest, BBQ and homebrew samples, and live music. Some of the best BBQ and Brews in the Northland. 

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Northern MN Swap Meet & Car Show

July 29th-31st

37th Annual Weekend of wheels with 100+ cars. Click learn more to see the full Schedule.

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Lodging For All Types of Guests

Whether you're taking a summer vacation with the family, or friends trip or want to work remotely up north this summer? The Greater Grand Rapids has all types of lodging to accommodate your needs.

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Vacation Rentals &

A Bed and Breakfast


Hotels & Motels



Book Your Stay!

What's On Your Summer Bucketlist? 

´╗┐Mountain Biking at Tioga? Pathfinder Playground is now open!


´╗┐Getting the catch of the Summer?


Experiencing the Art and Culture of Grand Rapids?

Things To Do

Get In Touch!

Grand Rapids

Second Floor of Old Central School

10 NW 5th Street Suite 212

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Call us: 218-326-9607

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