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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Cinema
“Family owned and operated movie theater with an outdoorsy feel to it. Excellent choice of movies and snacks. Priced under the local chain movie theaters.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Homemade gourmet pizza in a terrific historic downtown building with a rooftop dinging option. Great beer selection. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum shall collect in three areas: • Contemporary regional, national, and international art starting with the early 1970s with the founding of the Museum and onwards. • The visual history of the region. It shall assemble a survey collection of contemporary Native American art, starting with the early 1970s when the movement emerged. • The Museum shall remain open to collections of historical art when offered, especially in areas which support the exhibition mandate, including a twentieth century and American Indian art. —Museum’s Mission Statement, 1987”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“boutique style clothing and accessories in their main store, around the corner is their home store filled with unique decor and North Dakota and Minnesota decorations, pillows, etc”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fish Special 7 ounces of fresh Alaskan halibut, grilled and topped with a Mediterranean salsa, and finished with pine nuts and feta (gluten-free). Steak Special 8-ounce filet mignon topped with a burnt onion and bacon compound butter and finished with bacon crumbles (gluten-free). Pasta Special House smoked salmon tossed with shallots, garlic, and asparagus in a lemon dill cream sauce with farfalle, finished with Parmesan.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Ride your bike or take a walk along the river. In the winter, there are sometimes activities going on there.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“It gets -cold- in Grand Forks in the winter. Sometimes, though, you need to get out for a walk. Columbia Mall isn't a park, and it's not nature, but it is a good place to take a stroll when the weather would otherwise keep you in.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a popular place but kind of a "hole in a wall". They serve wings and beer and other food and drinks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the "finest dining" place in GF. Good food and also a nice classy bar on the 2nd floor downtown GF. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Jo Black also have NHL Center Ice Sunday Ticket! This place has plenty of games and entertainment for you: Blackjack, Pig Wheel, Pull Tabs, Billiards, Arcade Games. At Joe Black's, pride of providing outstanding service and great times. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
Restaurant
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“This is popular among the college students and alumni. They serve tacos and grinder sandwiches and are famous for their "white sauce". Very inexpensive and a popular place to go after the bar. There are now 3 locations in GF but this location is the oldest and most unique.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Lincoln Park has several options for outdoors entertainment. The golf course is one of the best. The main park has a popular frisbee golf course, kids playground, and a fenced in dog park. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Grand Forks Town Square is a community center of holding local event, music festival, and summer farmer's market. Great place to go!”
  • 1 local recommends