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Flood Memorial Monument

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

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Hard to imagine the river could have gotten that high in 1997

It was a horrible ordeal for all the residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks in the spring of 1997. Several buildings caught fire with water up to second stories on some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a horrible ordeal for all the residents of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks in the spring of 1997. Several buildings caught fire with water up to second stories on some. Evacuations on both sides of the river. My family in East Grand Forks had to be evacuated by boat. This memorial is a reminder of Mother Natures... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

not much to see for this particular item. it's in a lovely setting in downtown Grand Forks, and commemorates the largest flood in the cities history in 1997. it's had some note worthy attention from President Clinton recently. part of the amazing and beautiful revitalized downtown area including a farmers market, town square, lots of shops and restaurants both sides... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

On the shore of the Red River on the North Dakota side you'll find the obelisk indicating water levels of previous floods. Very interesting seeing just how high the water level was in 1997. Located on the Greenway, it's accessible via walking, biking, and roller blading. Pet-friendly.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

First realize that this is a monument to represent what would be considered a 100 year flood. It is remarkable to think that the waters of the Red River of the North would rise so high to flood nearly an entire town. I did not live in the city at the time of the flood, but know quite a few... More 

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Thank Mike H
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Flooding has played an important role in the history of this town and this Monument is a very good indication of the relevant levels of historical floods. A good reminder to those who live in the area and a great insight for visitors.

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Thank Graham T
Knoxville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I was especially interested in the flood control project in Grand Forks since I worked on a number of flood problems in my career in city planning. I toured the attractive flood wall, watched the flood film at the visitor center, and looked at the monuments regarding the 1997 flood. Obviously this subject is not for everyone, but if you... More 

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Thank Robert F
Moscow, Idaho
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was on our way to some "family history" stops and I thought it kind of nice as thisis a flood memorial and we were headed to Hinckley, Minnesota to the 1894 Fire memorial as that was a make or break of our family. Loved learning the history of this memorial and that it gets added to every so often... More 

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Thank BrendaH3
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My daughter and I always start in the Memorial parking lot to use the bike trails. She is always amazed at how high the water level reached!

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Thank dobiezeke
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a nice park that offers a nice walk along the river. There are several areas with benches and it is a very serene location.

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Thank G H
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Interesting story behind this flood. The impact of this flood destroyed this city. But they rebuilt it all back. Shows the determination and pride of local leaders and citizens living here

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