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Ralph Englestad Arena

1 Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Grand Forks
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Thief River Falls, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A+++++ arena. 100 million dollars and worth every penny. Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere. Best part is FIGHTING SIOUX hockey!

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Winnipeg, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have actually attended a UND hockey game, which was fun, but we've also taken the tour of the rink - twice. It's a fascinating building, especially when you see the "behind the scenes" sections. Certainly no other hockey arena like this one!

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My parents graduated from UND and recently went back to visit. They wanted to see the new arena. It was a beautiful building! We didn't see a live hockey game, but know it would be fantastic!

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East Grand Forks, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great if you like HOCKEY. I only attended 1 hockey game, but have been to other activities there. A fairly large venue for events. Clean and definitely lets you know who it belongs to.

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189 reviews 189 reviews
36 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

With an egotistic and enthusiastic fan base to go with it. Keep in mind alcohol is served at this facility and fans are very passionate. UND will always be the Fighting Sioux, no matter how much the PC police try and crack down on the name.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the premier college hockey arena in the country and did not disappoint! Our friends were as enthralled with the beauty of the entire facility as the story behind its construction. All out-of-towners should visit!

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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful stadium. One of the finest in the nation. Marble floors, comfy seats, the whole nine yards. It just kind of takes away from the experience once you learn that the place was built by a raging anti semite and the reason why the place is so nice is Ralph raised the cost of the stadium from $50 million to... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is super! Son is student at UND and we visited and wanted to see a hockey game. This arena is beautiful! Very clean also. We had a super time! If we lived here, we would go all the time!

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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My son attended a weeklong hockey camp at REA and I don't know who enjoyed it more, him or us. We took the tour of this beautiful arena and were amazed by the attention to detail and the short history of this arena. Worth the time to visit!

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Gresham, OR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

College athletes have to be wooed to a particular University, so there is a LOT of money spent on facilities to attract these teens. The Ralph is an elegant palace built for the team that Mr. Englestad played for many years ago. He made a fortune in real estate and donated about $100 million to build this lovely place. The... More

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