Day Trips

Day Trips

Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

Upcoming Events

Thunder On Hooves P.B.R. Bull Ride
Daily (until 20 July 2019) at 7pm
Farmers Market
Saturdays (until 28 September 2019) at 9am to 12pm
Demolition Derby
Sunday 21st of July at 4:30pm

Don't miss the attractions outside our city limits!

The Thief River Falls area is filled with unique attractions, recreational opportunities & tours that extend beyond our city limits. Check out this list of day trips & tours to enhance your visit to Thief River Falls!

day trips

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge

22996 290th St. N.E.
Middle River
MN 56701

Phone:
218-449-4115

Explore the refuge's 61,500 acres of diverse plant and animal life. Franklin's Gull, Bitterns, 17 species of Eastern and Western Waterfowl, 5 Grebe species, Sandhill Cranes, Sharptailed and Le Conte's Sparrows. Primitive camping allowed on state and wildlife land adjacent ...

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge
Map of Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge
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Beltrami Island State Forest

Beltrami Island
Thief River Falls
MN 56701

East on Hwy. 1, 26 mi. North on Co. Rd. 28 which turns into Co. Rd. 54, 15 mi. E. on Hwy. 89, 14 mi. N. on State Forest Rd., 4 mi. to Dick's Parkway Forest Rd.The Beltrami Island State ...

Beltrami Island State Forest
Map of Beltrami Island State Forest
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Bergeson Gardens

4177 Co. Rd. 1
Fertile
MN 56540

Phone:
218-945-6988

The gardens can be viewed anytime. The gardens feature five acres of flower beds containing nearly every type of annual flower compatible to Northern Minnesota. Visitors may pick up a printed guide to the gardens. The gardens should be at ...

Bergeson Gardens
Map of Bergeson Gardens
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City of Middle River

P.O. Box 57
Middle River
MN 56701

Phone:
218-222-3608

Just 20 minutes north of Thief River Falls, we’re the “Great Little Town with a Great Big Heart”! As the goose capital of Minnesota, we’re located next to the Agassiz and Thief Lake Refuges, with an annual Goose Festival in ...

Map of City of Middle River
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City of Red Lake Falls

108 3rd St. S.W.
Red Lake Falls
MN 56750

Phone:
218-253-2684

With two rivers running through it, our friendly city is a scenic vacation spot. Golfing, outdoor swimming pool, camping, fishing, hiking, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, restaurants, shopping and more.

Map of City of Red Lake Falls
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City of Warren


Warren
MN 56762

Phone:
218-745-5343

Offering a small town appeal with a large choice of fantastic attractions, including unique shopping experiences you won’t find in other small communities.

Map of City of Warren
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East Grand Forks Heritage Village

219 20th Street N.E.
East Grand Forks
MN 56721

Phone:
218-773-3952 www.heritagevillageEGF@gmail.com

Hours:
Open year round by appointment.

During the third weekend in August, there are various craft demonstrations, old-time wheat threshing demonstrations, concessions, antique tractor pull, a threshers breakfast, country dinner, general store and more.Corner of 220 N. and 20th St. N.E. of Grand Forks, next to ...

Map of East Grand Forks Heritage Village
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Fosston Golf Club

32132 Hilligoss Blvd. S.E.
Fosston
MN 56542

Phone:
218-435-6535

Hours:
Public course open April-October.

Nine holes, par 36, grass greens. Lessons available. Riding and pull carts. Pro shop, clubhouse and driving range.

Map of Fosston Golf Club
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Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge

17788 349th St. SE
Erskine
MN 56701

Phone:
218-687-2229

A partnership of nearly 30 organizations, this is the largest tall grass prairie restoration project in the nation. The project is located along the Glacial Lake Agassiz beach ridge about 20 miles east of Crookston with a goal to protect ...

Map of Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge
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Good-Vue Farms Robotic Dairy

35400 State Hwy 1 NE
Goodridge
MN 56725

Phone:
218-378-4588

Hours:
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Family-operated farm with 150 cow robotic milking and feeding system.Tours by appointment only. Tours last 1-2 hours, depending on interest and questions. Preferred tour time: Between 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. Photo credit: www.dairyherd.com

Good-Vue Farms Robotic Dairy
Map of Good-Vue Farms Robotic Dairy
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Hayes Lake State Park

48990 Co. Rd. 4
Roseau
MN 56751

Phone:
218-425-7504

Hours:
Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Visit their website

Hayes Lake is located in 3000 acres of Beltrami State Forest, 9 miles east of Wannaska. The park is open year-round. Summer activities include hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, and nature watching. Camping at Hayes Lake is ...

Hayes Lake State Park
Map of Hayes Lake State Park
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Hobo Haus Bar & Grill

106 S. Main St.
Newfolden
MN 56738

Phone:
218-874-8111

Hours:
Open Tues. - Thurs. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sat. Noon - 10 p.m.

Steaks, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Burgers, Prime Rib and Hobo Dinner.Located 17 miles north of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59

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Map of Hobo Haus Bar & Grill
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Minakwa Golf Club

901 Fisher Ave .
Crookston
MN 56716

Phone:
218-281-1773

Map of Minakwa Golf Club
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Oak Knolls Golf Club

212 Hwy. 32 S.
Red Lake Falls
MN 56750

Phone:
218-253-4423

Nine hole, par 36. Grass greens located along the river. Club and cart rentals, on-site snacks.

Map of Oak Knolls Golf Club
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Oak Lake Golf Course

23146 347th St. S.E.
Erskine
MN 56535

Phone:
218-687-4653

Oak Lake offers a great golfing experience on a beautiful well-manicured course always in good shape. Discover why golfers come from all over to play Oak Lake.30 minutes from Thief River Falls on the corner of Hwy. 2 & Hwy. ...

Map of Oak Lake Golf Course
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Old Crossing Treaty Monument

Old Crossing
Red Lake Falls
MN 56750

This monument is a bronze life-sized figure of a Chippewa Indian holding a peace pipe. The monument was erected in 1932 by the U.S. Government to commemorate the signing of a peace treaty with the Chippewa Indians in 1863.

Map of Old Crossing Treaty Monument
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Old Mill State Park

33489 240th Ave N.W.
Argyle
MN 56713

Phone:
218-437-8174

Hours:
Open year-round
Visit their website

Open year-round. See Larson’s 1880s grist mill, which is powered by a Case 359 steam engine. Historic 1940s WPA building site, on the National Historic Registry. Pioneer cabin, hiking, camping and swimming.Historic Photo Slide Show

Old Mill State Park
Map of Old Mill State Park
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Roseau Bog Owl Management Unit

Roseau Bog Owl Management Unit
Roseau
MN 56571

Phone:
218-463-1130

Almost 9,000 acres of peat bog covered with black spruce tamarack and cedar. Look for the Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw Whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, Spruce Grouse and Gray Wolf.N. of Roseau on State ...

Map of Roseau Bog Owl Management Unit
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Rydell National Wildlife Refuge

17788 349th St. S.E.
Erskine
MN 56535

Phone:
218-687-2229 rydell@fws.gov

Over seven miles of trails provide visitors access to experience this bountiful natural treasure. Five miles have been paved to improve accessibility for all. Excellent bird-watching opportunities may be found along the trails and around the Visitor’s Center, which has ...

Map of Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
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Sand Hill River Golf Course

44203 Hwy. 32 S.W.
Fertile
MN 56540

Phone:
218-945-3535

Public course, nine holes, grass greens, driving range, putting and chipping green, riding and pull carts, pro shop and on site snacks.

Map of Sand Hill River Golf Course
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Settlers Square/Marshall County Museum

808 E. Johnson Ave.
Warren
MN 56762

Phone:
218-745-4803

Hours:
May - Sept.: Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Featuring eight store fronts, the museum depicts an 1880s street. On display are antique farm machinery and the UFO Sheriff’s car of Marshall County.

Map of Settlers Square/Marshall County Museum
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Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area

42280 240th Avenue N.E.
Middle River
MN 56737

Phone:
218-222-3747

Primitive camping in designated areas. 55,000 acres of wildlife habitat, including marshes, forests, brushlands, and prairie. Wildlife, present seasonally, include waterfowl and other marsh birds, deer, moose, bear, grouse, rabbits, furbearers, songbirds, sandhill cranes, and raptors. Activities include hunting for ...

Map of Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area
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Valley Golf Course

2407 Riverroad N.W.
East Grand Forks
MN 56721

Phone:
218-773-1207

Hours:
Open mid April to mid October.
Visit their website

Public course, 18 holes of golf, par 72. Riding and pull carts. On-site snacks, rentals, pro shop. Grass greens.

Valley Golf Course
Map of Valley Golf Course
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Viking Diner & Antiques

105 S. Main St.
Viking
MN 56760

Phone:
218-523-6082

Hours:
Open M-F 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sat. 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Visit their website

Check out our website for summer hours. Home cooking just like Mom’s! Good food plus a great selection of antiques and collectibles. Terrific prices!

Viking Diner & Antiques
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Voyageur's View Campground & Tubing

18611 105th Ave. S.W.
Red Lake Falls
MN 56750

Phone:
218-253-4329

142 campsites, including 50 RV sites with water and electrical.1/2 mile north of Red Lake Falls on Co. Rd. 13.

Voyageur's View Campground & Tubing
Map of Voyageur's View Campground & Tubing
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