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

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Visited while geocaching in Grand Forks, ND.

While looking for a geocache across the river my wife and I decided to see the Flood Memorial again. We remember the flood of 1997 very well and it is always amazing to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While looking for a geocache across the river my wife and I decided to see the Flood Memorial again. We remember the flood of 1997 very well and it is always amazing to see the water levels the Red River went to. It is almost unbelievable. They have nice benches to sit on and look at the river and surrounding... More 

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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The brick stone they used is very nice and the shape is very nice It is in a good area for people to see and take pictures

Grand Forks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Its a monument that probably would only really be understood by residents that were here during those times as they also know what it meant to the town

Thank thefamdad
Carman, Mb. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I had driven to the market downtown & came across the flood memorial monument. Amazing & unbelievable how the water of the mighty Red River could ever rise that high, but it did. They have the levels marked for the high flood water years. Very interesting !!!

Thank Debbiefrost_56
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is an easy to get to monument. It shows the years Grand Forks had the flooding. Must see if you are in the area, and you can take a nice walk down along the river.

Thank kerijo98
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

New to Grand Forks from Colorado Springs, I went to the memorial to explore local things. First, I must say that the memorial is on the side of a beautiful greenway. I also didn't think that the memorial would be as tall as it is. Without any placard or information available at the memorial, I only knew from Trip Advisor... More 

Thank Keri O
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

You wouldn't think that something so unassuming and simple would be so moving but it is. Like the great flood of Noah's time, the floods of 1997, 2009 and 2011 had a dramatic effect. It shows a depth of character that Grand Forks remembers those events in such a poignant way. Worth pausing for a minute to think about these... More 

Thank Colin F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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 

Thank Hugh P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank KellyCnnn
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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