Discover Natural Attractions and Educational Things to Do
The birthplace of Judy Garland, Grand Rapids is home to the Judy Garland Museum. Offering the world’s largest collection of memorabilia dedicated to the famous actress and her film The Wizard of Oz, this museum is less than a mile from the Country Inn & Suites. The Children’s Discovery Museum, found in the same complex, includes interactive, educational exhibits.
Guests who prefer the outdoors can learn about the tradition of Minnesota logging at the Forest History Center, or they can go for a hike in Chippewa National Forest before soothing their muscles in our pool. Golfers can also choose from three nearby courses with beautiful views.
- Pokegama Golf Course (4 miles)
This scenic course offers 18 beautiful holes of golf near Pokegama Lake. After your game, gaze at the greens while enjoying a meal at Pokegama Grill.
Phone: +1 (218) 326-3444
- Eagle Ridge Golf Course (6 miles)
This 18-hole course overlooking Trout Lake features wide fairways and picturesque greens.
Phone: +1 (218) 245-2217
- Sugarbrooke Golf Course (10 miles)
Designed by Joel Goldstrand, Sugarbrooke features an open front nine, a back nine that winds through the forest and a brook that runs through the 18th hole.
Phone: +1 (800) 450-4555
- Children's Discovery Museum (4 miles)
This interactive museum encourages kids to learn by doing as they craft in the art room, excavate at the Dino Dig and control a replica of a dam at the River Water Table.
Phone: +1 (218) 326-1900
- Forest History Center (4 miles)
Offering a hands-on experience, this historic Minnesota logging camp boasts a 1930s cabin, a fire tower, a bunkhouse and a floating cook shack.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-4482
- Chippewa National Forest (16 miles)
With hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, swimming and waterskiing, Chippewa National Forest offers abundant opportunities to enjoy Minnesota’s natural beauty.
Phone: +1 (218) 335-8600
- Judy Garland Museum (0.8 miles)
Located in the actress’s childhood home, the museum features a collection of memorabilia dedicated to her and The Wizard of Oz. The museum also hosts the annual Wizard of Oz festival.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-9276
- Old Central School (3 miles)
A piece of history from the 1890s, this old schoolhouse is now home to several local shops.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-7964
- Reif Performing Arts Center (4 miles)
The Reif Performing Arts Center includes two theaters where you can attend ballets, musicals, symphonies and rock concerts.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-5780
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