The City of Grand Forks is North Dakota's 3rd largest city. Located along the Red River of the North, Grand Forks has a population of over 55,000. Grand Forks, along with its twin city of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, forms the center of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is often called Greater Grand Forks or The Grand Cities. It is a growing community with so many opportunities for everyone! Go ahead and take that RV rental to Grand Forks, North Dakota and discover why it is such an amazing city!
Ralph Engelstad Arena, which seats 11,643, opened on October 5, 2001 and is located on the UND campus. The REA is home to the UND Men's and Women's ice hockey teams, and hosts select games for UND men's and women's basketball. The arena also hosts many non-athletic events including concerts and a yearly circus. Called the "Taj Mahal of Hockey," the $104 million arena was built with materials that would not usually be found in such a facility. For instance, the concourses of the REA are covered in granite flooring, each spectator seat is made of Cherry wood and leather upholstery, escalators bring spectators between levels, and full-color LCD displays dot the arena. The REA has been called one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world. Former NHL hockey player Wayne Gretzky has called the structure, "One of the most beautiful buildings we have in North America." The Ralph Englestad Arena is a must-visit for when you book an RV rental Grand Forks ND.
Johnstown Flood National Memorial commemorates the approximately 2,200 people who died in the Johnstown Flood on May 31, 1889, caused by a break in the South Fork Dam, an earthen structure. The memorial is located at 733 Lake Road near South Fork, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Johnstown. The memorial preserves the remains of the dam and portions of the former Lake Conemaugh bed. The United States Congress authorized the national memorial on August 31, 1964. Make sure to stop by the memorial when you visit in an RV rental Grand Forks North Dakota.
If you and your family loves going to museums, the North Dakota Museum should be added on your list. The North Dakota Museum of Art (NDMOA) is the official art museum of the state of North Dakota. Located at the campus of the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the museum is a private not-for-profit institution. The museum was formed in the 1970s as the University of North Dakota Art Galleries. In 1981, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly designated the museum as the state's official art museum and the museum took on its present name. The 1907 West Gymnasium on the UND campus was remodeled and, in 1989, the 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2) structure became the new home for the museum.
Situated on the meandering Turtle River, Turtle River State Park is located in a beautiful wooded valley. Constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park offers year-round recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, fishing and trails for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing during your camper rental Grand Forks ND. Rustic group cabins can also be rented. The Turtle River is stocked with rainbow trout, and youngsters can borrow fishing gear at the park office. Here are some of the amenities that this great campground offers:
RV Dump station
Kitchen and dining hall
Grand Forks Campground is located within the park, in a wonderful setting whether you are tenting or have a 40-foot RV. There are hook ups for both electricity and water and there is a free sani-dump handily located close to the camping area. Extra clean showers and washrooms are provided for camper’s convenience during their travel trailer rental Grand Forks ND.
Larimore Dam Campground and Recreation Area has 144 campsites, 20 / 30 and 50-amp, water, sewer, beach, fish, nature trails, arboretum, bike path, golf course next door, playground, and shelters for your motorhome rental Grand Forks ND. Great ice fishing opportunities during the North Dakota winters. Larimore Dam Campground and Recreation Area is a terrific choice for a motorhome rental in Grand Forks, ND.
The University of North Dakota men's ice hockey team (UND) is the college ice hockey team at the Grand Forks campus of the University of North Dakota. They are members of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. It has appeared in the NCAA tournament 27 times and the Frozen Four 20 times. It has won seven NCAA Division I Championships, 15 WCHA Regular Season Championships and 10 WCHA Tournament Championships. The current men's head coach is former UND player Dave Hakstol, who is in his eighth season with the team. During his tenure, the team has won two WCHA regular season championships, three WCHA Playoff Championships, and made five Frozen Four appearances. Until June 2012, UND used the "Fighting Sioux" as its nickname, but dropped the nickname under pressure from the NCAA (see University of North Dakota athletics for a thorough discussion). A new nickname will not be chosen until 2015.
The Greater Grand Forks Fair and Exhibition was established in 1984, and has since been providing fun for the entire family. It features children’s activities, entertainment, agricultural exhibits, food booths, attractions and livestock displays. Catch this fair when you visit the Grand Forks and have the most memorable family bonding that you will ever have.
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