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Flood Memorial Monument

Memorial Park, N. 3rd St. and DeMers, Grand Forks, ND
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Grand Forks
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Monument honors the rescue workers of the April 18, 1997 flood.
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

served beer not drinks, and it was loud. Dont sit in the first 10 rows if you want to stay clean and bring a blanket to sit on the benches are hard on the toosh!

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Gresham, OR
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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LosAngeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Having grown up during the 1979 flood and having my folks go through the 1997 flood, it was great to see how these two floods matched up against each other. Definitely worth a look and the placement of the memorial, next to one of the ND-MN bridges is great because you see it was way above the bridge and how... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This little tower by the banks of the Red River in downtown Grand Forks shows the height and year of the last hundred years' floods. Immediately one sees how much higher and more disastrous was the epic 1997 flood compared to others. A good design; worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

How do begin to explain to people who have no knowledge of the flood or how it impacts people. This very simple tribute to the heartiness of the families in Grand Forks that overcame adversity says it all. It reminded me of the flood guides at Yosemite National Park that you could stand beside to get an idea of how... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a fascinating site to visits and helps you get a grasp on just how high the flood waters can get when the circumstances are just right. I was in Grand Forks for the 1997 flood and this really helps to put things into perspective.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Could use more information about the floods and their impacts. Right downtown, which is the highlight of gf.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful monument but would have appreciated a descriptive plaque. Cabellas is overrated!! Fear the ear!

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