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Area Attractions

Minnesota Discovery Center

Minnesota Discovery Center, where the heritage of northeastern Minnesota is preserved, celebrated and showcased for visitors of all ages. Hear stories from the past and experience a slice of life as pioneers and immigrants from 43 nations experienced it so many years ago. Don't forget to enjoy miniature golf, a scenic trolley ride, ethnic cuisine and traditional song and dance. There's so much to see and do! Join us! Ironworld is open from May - September. The Iron Range Research Center is open year round.


Blandin Paper Mill Tours - Grand Rapids, Minnesota

This tour is something that is truly interesting. It takes you through the whole paper making process with the watery pulp that eventually becomes paper to the big presses that flatten it out. It’s quite a site to see.
The mill was founded in 1901 in Grand Rapids. Blandin Paper became UPM-Kymmene’s first North American mill in October of 1997 and is one of northern Minnesota‘s largest employers.
There are two paper machines that have an annual capacity of about 370,000 short tones (336,000 metric tons), manufacturing No. 5 grade of paper with basis weights ranging from 30 to 40 pounds. All paper manufactured by Blandin is lightweight coated, names for its clay-based glossy coating that makes it attractive as a publication paper.
Free guided tours of the mill are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 – 3, from the first Wednesday in June through the Friday before Labor Day. Tour guides escort small groups through the mill on a continuous basis. The tour also includes a video of the papermaking process.
No children under 12 are allowed. No open-toed shoes are allowed. No cameras are allowed.
You will need to have the ability to climb some stairs to go on the tour. Also, the paper mill is very warm to be prepared for the heat.


Blueberry Hills Golf Course

Blueberry Hills Country Club
Blueberry Hills is an exciting 9 hole regulation course located at the Blueberry Hills Country Club facility in Deer River, MN. Blueberry Hills is a daily fee golf course with a 'Open To Public' guest policy. The course contact is Bruce Hemphill, Owner.

44510 Golf Course Road
Deer River, MN 56636

Chippewa National Forest

One of 155 National Forests, the Chippewa was the first National Forest established east of the Mississippi. The Forest boundary encompasses 1.6 million acres, of which over 666,542 acres are managed by the USDA Forest Service. Aspen, birch, pines, balsam fir and maples blanket the uplands. Water is abundant, with over 1300 lakes, 923 miles of rivers and streams, and 400,000 acres of wetlands. These unique qualities offer an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities all year long.


Headwaters Science Center (Bemidji)

Located near the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Headwaters Science Center is a non-profit facility under a parent organization called Opportunities in Scie nce, Inc. HSC is dedicated to science education and environmental awareness. Opened in 1994, it is the only such facility between Winnipeg and the Twin Cities affiliated with the Association of Science and Technology Centers. Large, hands-on exhibit center and live animal area.


Hill Annex Mine State Park (near Calumet)

Go down in history with a tour of the Hill Annex Iron Mine. On the 1 1/2-hour open pit mine tour, visitors make a spectacular descent into mining's past. Learn about the mine operation, the people who worked there, and where they came from. Discover marine fossils in northern Minnesota. Get a sense of the mine's deep, rich history. Learn how this National Historic Site played an important role in state, national, and world history.


Itasca Heritage Center

Discover our past in the present. Explore the people, places and resources that make up Itasca County history. Museum exhibits interpret life at the turn of the century, logging, mining, immigrants, homesteading, and native Americans (Ojibway) of this region. Includes a Judy Garland exhibit (born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids). A yellow brick road leads up to Central School, a unique market place that is home to the museum, gift shops, frame shops and a nationally renowned restaurant. All in an 1895 restored grade school listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Itasca Heritage Center 10 NW 5th St. PO Box 664. Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Itasca State Park

Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota's oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher's Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann's cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Camp under the stars, or stay the night at the historic Douglas Lodge or cabins. Explore Wilderness Drive past the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of Minnesota's seven National Natural Landmarks.


Judy Garland Museum (Grand Rapids)

Children's discovery museum plus the restored Judy Garland childhood home.
From November 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006, The Judy Garland Museum® is open two days a week -- Friday and Saturday -- from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Judy Garland Museum® is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 through May 27, and seven days a week Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. General admission for all ages is $6 per person - includes Children's Discovery Museum.

The Judy Garland Museum® is open on Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day. The Museum is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

(218) 327-9276
2727 South Highway 169Grand Rapids, MN 55744 USA

Lost 40 (near Dora Lake)

Lost 40, so-called due to a surveying slip back in 1882, is located in the Big Fork State Forest in the Agassiz Lowlands. This site includes a narrow peninsula extending from a large upland esker. The peninsula is flanked by a black spruce and tamarack bog on one side, and a willow and alder marsh on the other. The area contains 28 acres of red pine forest and 18 acres of spruce-fir forest. The virgin old-growth red pine forest is the largest and oldest stand in the Blackduck Forestry Area. White pine over 300 years old can be found on the site. The U.S. Forest Service administers adjacent lands with old growth red and white pine, as well. Fringed polygala, bluebead lily, twin flower, and Canada mayflower occur in this area. Early to mid-summer is a good time to see wildflowers in bloom.

(888) 646-6367
Located from Alvwood, 11 miles E on Co Hwy 29, then 2 miles N on Co Hwy 26 to Forest Road 2240. Go W less than 1 mile to parking lot.

Minnesota's Grand Slam of Golf (near Grand Rapids)

Minnesota's Grand Slam of Golf offers golfers a chance to play four 18-hole championship courses with savings and convenience. Choose from four professionally designed and individually unique courses - Eagle Ridge, Pokegama, Sugarbrooke and Wendigo. All of our green fees are $26 or less for 18 holes - on weekends. Combine that with one of our participating lodging properties, and you have a winning combination. We offer 72 holes, at discount prices, or packages which include carts, meals and accommodations.


Taconite State Trail (Grand Rapids to Ely)

The Taconite State Trail stretches 165 miles from Grand Rapids to Ely and intersects with the Arrowhead State Trail just west of Lake Vermillion. The first 6 miles from Grand Rapids are paved for biking and in-line skating. The remainder of the natural surface trail is used primarily for snowmobiling in the winter. The trail goes through a few areas that have standing water in the summer, however portions of the trail are suitable for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking. The Taconite Trail winds through forests of birch and aspen intertwined with pine, leading the visitor by many isolated lakes and streams. From Grand Rapids heading north, you see the impact of the taconite and iron mining industry. The northern portion of the trail terrain is rolling and tree covered as it winds through state and national forest land. Eight trail waysides and picnic facilities offer scenic vistas of the hills, lakes and rivers of this area. The trail also links three state parks: Bear Head Lake, Soudan Underground Mine, and McCarthy Beach. The landscape in and around Bear Head Lake State Park is very rolling and rocky.

Begins in the Itasca County Fairgrounds in the northeast corner of Grand Rapids

The Forest History Center

Recreated turn-of-the-century logging camp.

After the exhibits, visit the logging camp where you'll find the camp blacksmith, saw filer, clerk, cook and lumberjacks. Then, board the moored river "wanigan," a floating cook shack used when the logs and men headed downstream to the mills. Then take a seat on the porch of a 1930s Minnesota Forest Service patrolman's cabin and lookout tower and hear about the ranger's important work protecting woodland resources.

Grand Rapids, Minnesota

White Oak Fur Post (near Deer River)

The White Oak Fur Rendezvous has just completed its Ninth season. Rendezvous is held each summer at the beginning of August. White Oak Rendezvous draws more than 8,000 visitors each year. There are displays, demonstrations, music, food, Trader's Row and camping facilities for overnight stays. Family camp for participants starts one week prior to Rendezvous, and is a great vacation experience. If you have an interest in history and enjoy the company of others with like interests, Rendezvous Reenactment and Participation is a great avenue to explore.

(218) 246-9393
Just a bit north of Deer River on Hwy 6

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