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Address: 10 NW. 5th St., Grand Rapids, MN
Phone Number: 218-327-7964

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Nice Stop

The old school has an assortment of shops that carry unique items, worth a stop! There's a lot of free parking available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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FARGO
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The sign outside listed all of the businesses inside; however, only two businesses were open (a hair salon and a quilt shop). The other shop is only open on Fridays and Saturdays. I'd think that they'd be open every day during the summer, high traffic months. While the building is beautifully restored, we were very disappointed to discover that there... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The old school has an assortment of shops that carry unique items, worth a stop! There's a lot of free parking available.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and happen to be shopping about for T-shirts, ball caps and mocs, stop in to the Central School. They have a few museums up stairs and some quaint shops throughout. Public bathrooms are downstairs.Of course, Central School has a history of it's own and that's a decent reason to stop in. It is... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is a wonderful restoration of a beautiful old downtown school. There are many shops and some businesses here. It's a great place to browse.

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Crookston, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
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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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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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Address: Address: 10 NW. 5th St., Grand Rapids, MN
Phone Number: 218-327-7964
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Rapids

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