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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, Specialty Shops, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Minnesota
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Fort Frances
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We dropped into the Old School and wandered into the wood shop. Collin Clough was there working on a predator bird, but his water fowl birds caught are eye. It was fun to talk directly with the crafts person who carves such wonderful birds. We also spent time at the Quilting store. The couple helped us to choose fabrics for... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is A fun place just to drop in and do some shopping or have lunch. If you have time there are alot of things to look at on the second floor. If you went to school here as a child you will really enjoy it as most of the interior remains the same.

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Williston, North Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We checked out the old school, looked through all of the shops. The room devoted to Judy Garland was interesting. Enjoyed the artisan shop that sold wood items and pottery. The old school itself was unique with it's old oak staircases and woodwork.

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Bagram, Afghanistan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

They carry the best candles in the world. Way better than Yankee candles. They are made right here in Minnesota. If you get the chance stop in and ask about Minnesota Soy Candle Company candles.

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