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Things to do in Grand Rapids

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.
Museum
“Visitor center; climb the fire tower; tour the logging camp; and get back into nature.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Reif Performing Arts Center brings frequent local and regional entertainment, and is nearby”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Fabulous breakfasts, lunch and early dinners. Nice ambience and healthy food. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Macrostie Art Center showcases a different artist every month, and is just one block south.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This local brewery provides hand crafted beer and an occasional food truck. Just across the river and up the hill.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Some of our fanciest food in town- they make great burgers and gyros too. Try the sweet potato fries. Eat in the bar if you want good food and nothing fancy. Eat downstairs in the steak house for fancier outings.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Fun, educational, and hands-on learning experiences that spark the joy of discovery through the exploration of science, arts, and humanities.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A bit fancier and more spendy and located in a local hotel, but they have a custom menu always changing with what the chef decides. They also have a great breakfast buffet on Sundays and a bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“UnWined UpNorth features MN Wines and beer. Small delicious plates serving local Bar Bell Bee Honey, cheeses and chocolate. Great non-alcoholic shrubs and cocktails. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“The paddling here is awesome. Take a tour with them or rent boards to use at the cabin.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome beer and great food. I love the atmosphere here and they often have live music events. Their menu uses local and seasonal ingredients and they have the best beer in town. Their outdoor patio has a fireplace for cool northern nights and is dog-friendly. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Our favorite place to stop for all things local and MN made! Located right downtown!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Lots of local shops and stores inside plus you can see how schools used to be!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
“A 10 foot wide asphalt paved scenic trail stretching over 135 miles with numerous entry points. Travel through forests, past streams and creeks, in between rolling hills, and enjoy the wildlife.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Some of our fanciest food in town- they make great burgers and gyros too. Try the sweet potato fries. Eat in the bar if you want good food and nothing fancy. Eat downstairs in the steak house for fancier outings.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This local brewery provides hand crafted beer and an occasional food truck. Just across the river and up the hill.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome beer and great food. I love the atmosphere here and they often have live music events. Their menu uses local and seasonal ingredients and they have the best beer in town. Their outdoor patio has a fireplace for cool northern nights and is dog-friendly. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A bit fancier and more spendy and located in a local hotel, but they have a custom menu always changing with what the chef decides. They also have a great breakfast buffet on Sundays and a bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“UnWined UpNorth features MN Wines and beer. Small delicious plates serving local Bar Bell Bee Honey, cheeses and chocolate. Great non-alcoholic shrubs and cocktails. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee with a unique selection...they also serve Duluth Coffee Co. Coffee!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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