Greater Grand Forks
Living it up in the Grand Cities.
Located on the Red River, Greater Grand Forks is a vibrant college town of more than 65,000. You'll find it's a safe and friendly community that's as passionate about UND as the students are.
The City of Grand Forks has been recognized as one of the:
- top 100 of America's best small cities - CNNMoney
- top 10 of the most secure U.S. cities with fewer than 150,000 residents - Farmers Insurance
- one of the top 20 college towns under 250,000 residents - American Institute for Economic Research's College Destinations Index
- top 100 of the best communities for young people - America's Promise
- top 100 of the "smartest cities" in America - Lumosity
Oh, and did we mention that North Dakota was recently ranked as the "happiest state" in the nation? North Dakota tops all 50 states in the 2013 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
With more than 2,200 acres of open space along the Red River, the Greenway of Greater Grand Forks is home to:
- 2 golf courses
- 3 frolf courses
- 20 miles of multi-purpose trails for walking, snowmobiling, or cross-country skiing
At the Greenway, you can fish, camp, canoe or just enjoy the peace and quiet.
Entertainment & Arts Facilities
The Greater Grand Forks area offers movie theaters, bowling alleys, a farmers market, and plenty of opportunities for:
Plus, you'll always find something going on with the area's entertainment and arts facilities, including the:
- Alerus Center—home to UND football games, concerts, expos, and the CanadInn's giant indoor waterpark
- Burtness Theatre—home to UND's theatre productions
- Chester Fritz Auditorium—offers national-caliber entertainment, including concerts, comedians, plays, and other cultural events
- Empire Arts Center—hosts the UND Art Collection and a variety of cultural and entertainment events
- Fire Hall Theatre—home to the Greater Grand Forks community theatre productions
- North Dakota Museum of Art—nationally acclaimed contemporary art museum that hosts world-class exhibits, music concerts, and educational programs
- Ralph & Betty Engelstad Arenas—the $110+ million-dollar arena for UND's hockey, basketball, and volleyball games