With so much to do, where will you start?

Located on Bass Lake and being in northern Minnesota, means there is alot to do! Everything from exploring recreational trails, cross country sking, snowmobiling, atv trails, shooting ranges and lets not forget the obvious, great hunting and fishing!! Listed below are just a few of some of the area attractions Grand Rapids has to offer.

What would you like to do first?

Forest History Center

Phone: (218) 327-4482
2609 County Road 76
Grand Rapids MN 55744
Forest History Center

The Forest History Center is one of 26 sites run by the Minnesota Historical Society. Located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the center focuses on displaying the historical and cultural impact that Minnesota's forests have had on people and the community. Historically, logging was a large economic driver, presently there is a large use of Minnesota forests for recreational purposes. The center allows visitors to see this changing relationship through exhibits, films, tours, historical reenactments, and other educational and recreational programs.

Bass Lake

Lake Area (acres): 2,407.00
Littoral Area (acres): 1,254.00
Maximum Depth (ft): 76.00
Water Clarity (ft): 10.75
Bass Lake

Bass Lake is a 2,407-acre lake located five miles northwest of Cohasset, MN. The lake has three public accesses and two distinctly different basins connected by a two-mile long marshy channel. Primary fish species include walleye, northern pike, and panfish. A small dam on the outlet on the south shore controls water levels.

Childrens Discovery Center / Judy Garland Museum

Phone: (218) 326-1900
Toll Free: Toll Free: 866-CDM-KIDS (866-236-5437)
2727 US Hwy 169 South
PO Box 724
Grand Rapids MN 55744
Childrens Discovery Center / Judy Garland Museum

A Minnesota non-profit, educational corporation, the Childrens Discovery Center was founded in 1994 by John Kelsch. A great place to bring your family if you are looking for through fun, educational, hands-on learning experiences. Also home of Judy Garland birth place, the Museum is filled with all the Judy Garland information you could possible ask for.

Eagles Ridge Golf Coarse

One Green Way - Box 197
Coleraine, MN
218.245.2217
Eagles Ridge Golf Coarse

Eagle Ridge golf course is cut out of Minnesota's north woods overlooking scenic Trout Lake. Open for play in 1996, this 18-hole par 72 championship course layout was designed by Garrett Gill of Williams, Gill & Associates.

The Eagle Ridge golf course has received terrific reviews for its playability, offering an enjoyable round for all players, with breathtaking views, wide fairways and large greens, while challenging the serious golfer with many great holes.

Whiteoak Casino

Phone: (218) 246-9600
Toll Free: Toll Free: 800-653-2412
45830 US HWY 2
Deer River, MN 56636
Whiteoak Casino

The newest of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s three Minnesota casinos, White Oak Casino opened in August 2000. The name White Oak was chosen to commemorate the White Oak Point Band of Ojibwe who has lived in the Leech Lake area for centuries. White Oak Casino may be small in size but they’ve established a reputation for being BIG on hospitality. After your first visit to White Oak Casino you’ll feel like part of the family.

Chippewa National Forest

1037 Division Street
Deer River, MN 56636
Phone: (218) 246-2123
Marcell Office: (218) 832-3161
Chippewa National Forest

Nature's finest awaits in the towering pines, diverse wetlands and pristine waters of the Chippewa National Forest. Catch of glimpse of bald eagles soaring in flight in this, the home of the largest breeding population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. Hike into the Joyce Estate and see a Chicago millionaire's vast wilderness hideaway. The Lost Forty also awaits, a majestic stand of old-growth white pine ignored by lumber companies during the logging era. The Chippewa National Forest is also home to a portion of the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway and Suomi Hills, a semi-primitive non-motorized recreation area. Suomi Hills features miles of hiking, biking and Nordic skiing trails running through rolling forests and calm lakes.

Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway

49554 State Highway 38
Marcell, MN 56657
Phone: (218) 832-3161 Fax: (218) 832-3164
Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway

Northern Minnesota's Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway will reward and excite your senses! Awarded the status of National Scenic Byway in 1996, the 47-mile winding drive from Grand Rapids north to Effie on State Highway 38 shows off spectacular scenery and historic sites. The byway also gives access to a variety of outdoor recreational experiences such as hiking, biking, Nordic skiing, canoeing, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing and more. Interpretive sites give insight to the natural, scenic and historical qualities of the route.

Grand Rapids Gun Club

723 Peterson Road
PO Box 911
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: (218) 326-3348
Grand Rapids Gun Club

Open to the public, mid-April through September. The Grand Rapids Gun Club has expanded to accommodate eight trap fields, four skeet fields, a duck tower, and a Hunter's Clays five stand course. Shooters of all skill levels are welcome. New shooters can find on-site instruction by certified instructors; youth and women's classes; and loaner firearms available for use. The club offers a large welcoming clubhouse and friendly atmosphere for league, individual, and tournament shooting. Ammunition, clothing and accessories available for sale on site. A unique alternative to a golf scramble during your next convention or group function.

Mt. Itasca

200 Mount Itasca Drive
Coleraine, MN 55722
Phone: (218) 259-7726
Mt. Itasca

State of the art snowmaking and grooming capabilities, and recently updated rental and proshop featuring new ski and snowboard rental. The facility offers a unique combination of new tubing park, terrain park, ski jumping, alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country and snowboarding in one location. Located five miles east of Grand Rapids in neighboring Coleraine. Call for open skiing/snowboarding times.