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Address: Memorial Park, N. 3rd St. and DeMers, Grand Forks, ND
Description: Monument honors the rescue workers of the April 18, 1997 flood.

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First time to Grand Forks

Flood precautions were pretty interesting to view. Also worth the visit to see how high, and to where the floodwaters came over the course of history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We just happened to be visiting on July 4th in the late afternoon so there was a 'flood' (no pun intended) of activities. Live bands, streets closed with food vendors, and so forth. It was a great hour or so. As for the monument itself, it is simplistic in nature but if you stop to think for a moment about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Flood precautions were pretty interesting to view. Also worth the visit to see how high, and to where the floodwaters came over the course of history.

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Grand Forks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The monument shows the river level from our '500 year flood' in 1997. The result of that was a beautiful system of trails on both sides of the river connected by a North and a South walking bridge which makes about a nine mile loop. Recently designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Audubon Society. Trails on both sides... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Nice Memorial overlooking the Red River. Shows how high the water got during the 1997 flood. Very peaceful and during the summer on Saturdays, a lot of activities going on.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Flood Memorial Monument was very interesting. It showed over the past years how high the water has gotten! I was amazed to see the different levels and when the town has had to evacuate due to the dangerous level. This is something to just take a quick stop and look at. Not something you stand and look around for... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The memorial monument, is a very interesting site. We were agog at the heights of the floods, and of the recent flood levels too. It makes you realise, many things. Including the havoc these floods cause.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This Memorial graphically shows the water level for the Red River of the North. Living close to the Red River in Texas, I have always been interested in this river, which flows North into Canada. We well remember the devastating flood in Grand Forks where the area flooded and buildings were on fire. This Memorial is very impressive and visually... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Took our Arizona friends to the greenway and monument, where they took several pictures, and it's hard to imagine how high the water here actually was in Grand Forks/East Grand Forks in April of 1997! What a sight! A must-see for all visitors!

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

It was a very interesting place to visit. See how deep in water they were is a reflection of the trials the city had to overcome not very long ago.

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Gresham, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This monument helps to put the flood of 1997 into perspective. It's a short walk from the parking lot or combine it with a longer walk through the greenway. Don't miss the two interpretive panels that exist in the downtown area about three blocks in the opposite direction from the parking lot that provide photos and narratives of the flood.

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Address: Memorial Park, N. 3rd St. and DeMers, Grand Forks, ND
Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks

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