Grand Rapids Offers Historical and Natural Attractions
The birthplace of Judy Garland, Grand Rapids hosts the world’s largest collection dedicated to her and to the Wizard of Oz
at the Judy Garland Museum, located less than a mile from the Country Inn & Suites. The Children’s Discovery Museum, found in the same complex, includes interactive educational exhibits like a Dino Dig. Learn about the tradition of Minnesota logging at the Forest History Center, and go for a hike in Chippewa National Forest before soothing your muscles in the indoor pool
. Golfers can choose from three beautiful nearby courses. Discover these attractions in Grand Rapids:
- Children's Discovery Museum (4 miles)
This hands-on 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
- 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
- Eagle Ridge Golf Course (6 miles)
This 18-hole course overlooking Trout Lake features wide fairways and picturesque greens.
Phone: +1 (218) 245-2217
- Forest History Center (4 miles)
Explore a 1900s Minnesota logging camp and experience hands-on environmental learning programs at this historical site.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-4482
- Judy Garland Museum (0.8 miles)
Located in the actress’s childhood home, the Judy Garland Museum features an expansive collection of memorabilia dedicated to her and to the Wizard of Oz. The museum also hosts the annual Wizard of Oz festival.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-9276
- Old Central School (3 miles)
Discover the local shops and non-profit organizations inside this historical 1895 schoolhouse.
Phone: +1 (218) 326-6431
- Pokegama Golf Course (4 miles)
This scenic course offers 18 beautiful holes of golf near Pokegama Lake. Gaze at the greens while enjoying a meal at Pokegama Grill.
Phone: +1 (218) 326-3444
- Reif Performing Arts Center (4 miles)
The Reif Performing Arts Center includes two theaters where you can attend performances ranging from ballet to musicals to country and rock concerts. The Reif Center dance program offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance, and the on-site gallery showcases work by regional and local artists.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-5780
- 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
- UPM Blandin Paper Mill (2.4 miles)
This long-standing paper mill educates guests about the steps of the papermaking process, from harvesting trees to creating the final product.
Phone: +1 (218) 327-6682