The way you’ll spend your time out of the classroom is just as important as the time you’ll spend in the classroom. Crookston and the surrounding Red River Valley bring opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment year round! Below you’ll find just a partial list of the endless activities to explore.

Explore the Outdoors

Golfing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, boating, camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and ice skating.

Places to Visit Year-Round

Bergeson Gardens, Glacial Ridge Nature Conservancy, Itasca State Park, Old Mill State Park, Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, Tympanuchus Wildlife Management Area, Wetland Pines and Prairie Audubon Sanctuary, Natural History Area, Agassiz Environmental Center/Fertile Sand Hills, Heritage Village, and Hout Park Historical Site


Ox Cart Days – one of the top festivals in northwestern Minnesota! King of Trails Fall Marketplace – vendors with unique merchandise and retailer sidewalk sales galore! Winter Wonderland – open the Christmas holiday season with carolers, holiday treats, and retail sales!

Shopping, Arts and Entertainment

Grand Forks, ND (24 miles) is just a short drive away! North Dakota Ballet Company, North Valley Arts Council, Empire Theater, Grand Forks Symphony, Alerus Center, Engelstad Arena, and the Columbia Mall

mature golden wheat field on a summer day

Get in touch

(218) 275-5556
(218) 281-8569

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