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Old Central School

10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2660
+1 218-327-7964
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Most of the shops have closed up including the beautiful quilt shop that was here. The... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Beryl S
Summerfield, Florida
via mobile
Days gone By

Walk the old halls of Academia, tour the little shops in the old classrooms were education once... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2660
+1 218-327-7964
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Most of the shops have closed up including the beautiful quilt shop that was here. The architecture is wonderful and a lot of the old stuff still remains like the wooden floors, etc., however, disappointing trip as far as shopping is concerned.

Thank Beryl S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Walk the old halls of Academia, tour the little shops in the old classrooms were education once reigned. Walk the Yellow Brick Road.

Thank histgeek17
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stopped here for the MN Quilt Shop Hop & were blown away at how beautifully this old school has been cared for. I absolutely love to see that this old building has been reinvented into a new life for artistic purposes. I hope they...More

1  Thank JessPem
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stumbled across this beautiful old building simply because it had a quilt shop and in it. It is too bad that other local shops could not have attendance here as it is a great venue.the building is still historical and you almost feel like...More

1  Thank Beryl S
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Lot of nice shops worked into the old class rooms. If only walls could talk. The workmanship in the architecture is great! Upper level has art studio that welcomes visitors.

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The Old Central School is a beautiful historic building in the middle of Grand Rapids that has the potential of being a grand shopping experience but it has not there yet. The best shop was a wool shop on the first floor. The shop. Wanted...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I give this 5 stars only because I truly love this building and the history. It's beautiful. Many years ago they had a great selection of shops and a neat museum. Now it's kinda empty and sad.

Thank MNinFL
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We have gone in the building a few times. Judy Garlands museum an all the shops. We enjoyed going to the very top last year, where they had a wood workers exhibit during Tall Timber Days and loved seeing that area.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a very interesting stop. There are lots of great shops in the building as well as lots of memorabilia from the old school.

Thank ckmhoward
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Enjoyed the quilting shop and I am not a crafter, missed the top floor artists quarters, left something for next time.

Thank Happytravelers4716
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