Find Adventure in Grand Rapids
The birthplace of Judy Garland, Grand Rapids, MN is home to the world’s largest collection of memorabilia dedicated to the famous actress and her film The Wizard of Oz
. Less than a mile from the Country Inn & Suites, the Children’s Discovery Museum is the perfect spot to let the kids burn off some energy with interactive, educational exhibits. If you prefer the outdoors, head to Chippewa National Forest for a hike or bike ride, and then return to the hotel to soothe your tired muscles in our pool
. Golfers also appreciate our convenient location near three beautiful courses.
Cultural Attractions and Landmarks:
- Judy Garland Museum (0.8 miles)
Located in the actress’s childhood home, this museum features a collection of memorabilia dedicated to Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz. The museum also hosts the annual Wizard of Oz festival.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-9276
- Historic Central School (3 miles)
A piece of local history from the 1890s, this old schoolhouse is now home to several local shops and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Phone: +1 (218) 326-7601
- 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
- 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 water skiing, Chippewa National Forest offers abundant opportunities to enjoy Minnesota’s natural beauty.
Phone: +1 (218) 335-8600
- Pokegama Golf Course (4 miles)
This scenic course features 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)
Overlooking Trout Lake, this 18-hole course offers wide fairways and picturesque greens that are perfect for golfers of all skill levels.
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
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