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Grand Forks has certainly made a comeback since the disastrous Red River Flood of 1997. Fixed up and revitalized, North Dakota’s third largest city boasts an array of draws for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy everything from large scale sporting events and glitzy entertainment, to modern art, big brand shopping, and outdoor recreation on the Greenway. Set between Grand Forks and its sibling, East Grand Forks, the 2,200 acre green riverside spread lends itself to fishing, golfing, camping, cycling, and walking.

Things to see

The biggest shopping center for miles, Columbia Mall is home to 3 department stores and over 70 big brand shops and eateries. Providing most stateside staples, you can shop everything from homeware to the latest fashion must-haves. The home turf of the University of North Dakota’s football team, the Alerus Center is the place to head if you’re a sports fan. Along with regular sporting events, the indoor area also hosts trade shows and concerts from some of the glitziest names in music. If ice hockey is more your thing, Ralph Engelstad Arena is hailed one of the world’s finest venues to watch it in. Set behind a stately red brick façade on the University Campus, it hosts the UND’s men’s and women’s teams, as well as large scale concerts. Also on campus you’ll find the North Dakota Museum of Art. Boasting contemporary works spanning all mediums from regional, national, and international artists, the collection features Native American works and a sculpture garden.

Hotels in Grand Forks

Whether you want the familiarity of chain name accommodation, the thriftiness of budget digs, or an amenity packed retreat with all the trimmings, there’s a good choice of hotels in Grand Forks. The larger options usually come equipped with all the standard hotel amenities, including swimming pools, gymnasiums, business centers, and onsite restaurants. The city’s rooms range from standard en-suite set ups to large suites complete with separate living areas, featuring televisions, refrigerators, and microwaves as standard. Budget brand hotels in Grand Forks are in good supply, and whilst they offer less fancy surroundings they spare none of the necessities.

Where to stay

Wherever your hotel in Grand Forks, the city’s well-linked bus system can connect you to all the best bits with ease. The historic riverside downtown district however is where you’ll find some of the best the city has to offer. Home to local boutiques, specialty stores, and restaurants that collectively promise a multicultural tasting tour, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. After dinner enjoy a show at the Fire Hall Theater or Empire Arts Center, or head over the Sorlie Memorial Bridge to East Grand Forks for seconds. If strip mall shopping is your kind of retail therapy, 32nd Avenue South offers brands and bargains galore.

How to get to Grand Forks

Grand Forks International is the main airport serving the city, located just 5 miles away from its core. It provides a handful of connections to major US hubs, including Orlando Sanford International, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International, and Las Vegas’ McCarran International. The city is also reachable by bus and by train. The Greyhound bus makes a stop on Kittson Avenue in the downtown area, whilst Amtrak’s Empire Builder train makes a stop at Grand Forks Station on the city’s western edge. For those driving in, US Highway 2 travels east and west through the city, whilst Interstate 29 runs north and south through its western portion.