Find family-friendly things to do in Grand Forks, ND

After making the easy, 15-minute trip from Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) to the Country Inn & Suites, drop your bags in your hotel room and head to Columbia Mall to start your trip with a little shopping. You can tour the campus of the University of North Dakota and attend games and concerts at Alerus Center. Take in the local arts with a tour of the North Dakota Museum of Art and a musical at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Military travelers save time on the road thanks to our location close to Grand Forks Air Force Base.

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Alerus Center

1.34 mi / 2.16 km from the hotel
Whether it's a University of North Dakota football game, a pop music concert, or a corporate convention, Alerus Center hosts it all.

Chester Fritz Auditorium

2.1 mi / 3.38 km from the hotel
From the orchestra pit's hydraulic lift to the 30-lamp chandelier in the lobby, this auditorium is sure to impress. Spend a delightful evening captivated by a Broadway musical, a classical presentation, or a dance performance.

Columbia Mall

0.69 mi / 1.11 km from the hotel
Columbia Mall's 70-plus stores have something to please everyone's taste, including the latest trends and timeless classics.

Grand Forks Air Force Base

14.38 mi / 23.13 km from the hotel
Visit the home of the 319th Air Base Wing. This base offers air support for both military assignments and medical emergencies.

North Dakota Museum of Art

2.02 mi / 3.25 km from the hotel
North Dakota's first art museum showcases contemporary pieces that educate and inspire.

Ralph Engelstad Arena

2.58 mi / 4.16 km from the hotel
Sports fans can get their fill of volleyball, basketball, or hockey at this beautiful facility on the University of North Dakota campus. The arena occasionally hosts concerts and other events as well.