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“Made me shiver.”

Flood Memorial Monument
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Grand Forks
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Monument honors the rescue workers of the April 18, 1997 flood.
Moses Lake, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Made me shiver.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I'd watched the record floods swallow Grand Forks on TV in '97 and cried then for all the horrors destroying that historic downtown area. Seeing the memorial, and the amazing park system, the magnificently restored historical buildings is a testament to the hardiness and perserverance of a wonderful population. I actually got goose bumps. WELL DONE. GF!!

Visited July 2012
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Fargo, North Dakota
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Get the point”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

The monument is esthetically pleasing. The color is reminiscent of sand so it brings to mind the thousands of sand bags that people volunteered to fill and stack to try to hold back the torrent. The levels of the monument indicate the heights of the floods and the sacrifice people along the Red River made. The monolith is impressive.

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Reminder of nature's strength speaks volumes”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

The Flood Memorial is a testament to the strength of the Greater Forks community in the face of nature. The nation's biggest mass-evacuation, pre-Katrina, happened here in 1997 and without loss of life. Its people fought back hell and high water to rebuild the city to it's current vitality. This monument reminds us of all that.

Visited August 2012
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Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My life is complete now”
Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

Once you've seen everything else, might as well check it out. If you have a spare 3 min.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outdoor recreation in the heart of the city!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

The Greenway is a great way to experience outdoor recreation in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks year-round. www.greenwayggf.com

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