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Old Central School

10 NW. 5th St., Grand Rapids, MN
218-327-7964
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Grand Rapids
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Crookston, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The big old school was fun to go into but I understand at this time of year there are not many vendors there. This was disappointing. I did enjoy looking at the quilt shop and the different styles.

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MN
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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Old Central School is a gem and it is so wonderful it was saved from meeting the same fate that so many old buildings have had. They have a beautiful staircase and the building has a lot of character. It is no longer a school but is the home to several wonderful shops. One of which is a great... More

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Saline, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've visited the Old Central School several times. I always enjoy walking around and imagining how things looked when the building was full of school children and teachers. The shops are fun to explore. The quilt shop is one of my favorites. You can buy something to eat and drink at the café. During the summer, there was an artist-in-residence... More

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We enjoyed the Yellow Brick Road, the Wizard of Oz Mural, and the Central School. We met the folks at Baby Steps and enjoyed our visit. They are doing great work!

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Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful old building with some shops but not enough to keep anyone there for more than an hour. Summer weekends are packed in Grand Rapids and the place was closed on Sundays.

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Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

What a treasure Grand Rapids has in this old scool! The fact that they have preserved it is a credit yo them! I just wish there was more shopping inside!

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grand rapids, mn
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a really beautiful building and with so much history! Beautifully preserved. There is not much inside of interest but there is a coffee shop, some crafting corners and more. Worth a visit!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Went back there last year. What memories!!!!! I attended 5th grade there many, many years ago. Got to see my old classroom, even if it was full of junk. Stood on the balcony where we used to square dance, always worried about the creaking floor. Thank God they preserved it. There are a number of historical artifacts there that are... More

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Historical landmark in center of town. Worth a visit w several shops and a yellow brick road as Grand Rapids is birthplace of Judy Garland.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

worth a quick breeze through ... some interesting historic information but not the kind of place I like to spend a lot of time

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