Grand Forks

Grand Forks is a city in northeast North Dakota, a state in the United States of America. With a population of about 52,838 people in 2010 census, it's the third largest urban area in the state. There are another 8,601 people in East Grand Forks on the other side of the Red River in Minnesota. Grand Forks is best known for the disastrous flood of 1997 and the productive nearby farms which grow mostly wheat and sugar beets. Grand Forks sits at the center of the former Lake Agassiz which is why this area is so incredibly flat.

Get in

By plane

  Grand Forks International Airport (IATA: GFK) is served by Delta Air Lines via Delta Connection flights operated by Pinnacle Airlines and Mesaba Airlines, both on routes to Delta's hub at Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota. Also, Allegiant Air provides nonstop service from Grand Forks to Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa, and Orlando. Alternatively, you can fly out of the larger airports in Fargo or Winnipeg, Manitoba.

By bus

Greyhound and Jefferson Lines serve Grand Forks. 450 Kittson Avenue 775-4781.

By car

US Highway 2 runs east-west, and Interstate 29 and US 81 run north-south. Fargo is about an hour south, Winnipeg is two hours north, and Minot is three hours west.

By train

Get around

By bus

Grand Forks has the best bus system in North Dakota, and it is adequate for most daytime excursions.

By taxi





A good place to start looking for restaurants is Downtown the 100 block of North 3rd Street. There are various coffee shops, pizza places, and other locally owned restaurants in this area. A short walk over the bridge to East Grand Forks is a good followup.


In its early years, Grand Forks was a dry town, and East Grand Forks was more than happy to pick up the slack. Yet currently, the best drinking establishments in town can be located in the heart of the Downtown district.


Go next

Routes through Grand Forks

Minot Devils Lake  W  E  Fargo St. Paul
Winnipeg Drayton ← Jct W  N  S  Hillsboro Fargo
Minot Arvilla  W  E  East Grand Forks Bemidji
Winnipeg Grafton  N  S  Hillsboro Fargo

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