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 is a safe and friendly community that is 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 by CNNMoney
- top 10 of the most secure U.S. cities with fewer than 150,000 residents by Sperling's BestPlaces
- top 20 College Towns in the American Institute for Economic Research's College Destinations Index
- top 100 of the best communities for young people by America's Promise
The Greater Grand Forks area offers movie theaters, bowling alleys, a farmers market, and plenty of opportunities for:
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.
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
Or, if you're in the mood to get away to "the big city" for the weekend, Winnipeg, Manitoba, is just 2 hours north and Minneapolis is about 5 hours southeast.