Discover adventurous things to do in Grand Rapids, MN

The birthplace of Judy Garland, Grand Rapids is home to the world's largest collection of memorabilia dedicated to the famous actress and the film that cemented her fame—The Wizard of Oz. Less than a mile from the Country Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids, MN, the Children's Discovery Museum is the perfect spot to let your kids burn off some energy with interactive, educational exhibits. The area also offers many exciting things to do outdoors, such as biking at Chippewa National Forest, touring the Forest History Center, or golfing at one of the many beautiful courses. Unwind in your hotel room before hitting a show at the Reif Performing Arts Center.

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Children's Discovery Museum

0.05 mi / 0.08 km from the hotel
This interactive museum encourages kids to learn by doing as they craft in the art room, excavate at the Dino Dig, and control the replica of a dam at the River Water Table.

Chippewa National Forest

52.42 mi / 84.37 km from the hotel
With hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, swimming, and waterskiing, Chippewa National Forest offers abundant opportunities to enjoy Minnesota's natural beauty.

Eagle Ridge Golf Course

6.83 mi / 10.99 km from the hotel
This 18-hole course overlooking Trout Lake features wide fairways and picturesque greens.

Forest History Center

2.24 mi / 3.61 km from the hotel
Offering a hands-on experience, this historic Minnesota logging camp boasts a 1930s cabin, a fire tower, a bunkhouse, and a floating cook shack.

Judy Garland Museum

0.07 mi / 0.11 km from the hotel
Located in the actress's childhood home, the museum features a collection of memorabilia dedicated to her and The Wizard of Oz. The museum also hosts the annual Wizard of Oz festival.

Historic Central School

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
A piece of history from the 1890s, this old schoolhouse is now home to several local shops.

Pokegama Golf Course

2.08 mi / 3.35 km from the hotel
This scenic course offers 18 beautiful holes of golf near Pokegama Lake. After your game, gaze at the greens while enjoying a meal at Pokegama Grill.

Reif Performing Arts Center

2.87 mi / 4.62 km from the hotel
The Reif Performing Arts Center includes two theaters where you can attend ballets, musicals, symphonies, and rock concerts.

Sugarbrooke Golf Course

6.61 mi / 10.64 km from the hotel
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.