Located 185 miles north of Minneapolis-St. Paul in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest is the lovely Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This town is the birthplace of the famed Judy Garland who was most known for her role in the movie The Wizard of Oz. The large Norwegian paper producing business called Blandin Paper Company also calls Grand Rapids home. Although we didn't get a chance to visit them they do offer tours, you can find out more information here. This town has all four seasons of weather and just as much to do year round. From antiquing, entertainment down to shopping and music - there is something to be had here.For more information, visit here to see all the year round happenings! The next happenings this month are the West Range Country show, 21st Annual Perch Tourney, Dancing with our stars, All Shook up, Switchback, 22nd Annual Doll, Bear & Toy show and lastly the 44th Annual Home, Sport & Travel Show.
|Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse|
|Old Central School - Highway 2 & Highway 169 Downtown|
|Reed Drugs and Entrance to Central Square Mall|
|Thrift store just outside of town on Hwy. 2 W|
|Blandin Paper Company - 115 SW 1st Street. Grand Rapids|
For Blandin Paper Mill Tours call (218) 327-6682
|Truck hauling logs into facility|
|1202 Northwest 4th Street Grand Rapids, MN 55744|
|Grand Organic Food Market|
1 NW 3rd St. Grand Rapids
(218) 999-5432 or find them on facebook.
|Judy Garland Museum & Children's Discovery Center|
|Home of Judy Garland|
|Gift shoppe inside Museum|
|Outside the Museum|
Go here to see more of my scoutings! Happy Friday, see you next week!