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

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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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 

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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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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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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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