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“Simple, but gets the message across”

Flood Memorial Monument
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Grand Forks
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Owner description: Monument honors the rescue workers of the April 18, 1997 flood.
LosAngeles, CA
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Simple, but gets the message across”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Having grown up during the 1979 flood and having my folks go through the 1997 flood, it was great to see how these two floods matched up against each other. Definitely worth a look and the placement of the memorial, next to one of the ND-MN bridges is great because you see it was way above the bridge and how much water the floods had to be given the flat land.

Visited September 2013
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Seattle, Washington, United States
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Well-designed to deliver its message.”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This little tower by the banks of the Red River in downtown Grand Forks shows the height and year of the last hundred years' floods. Immediately one sees how much higher and more disastrous was the epic 1997 flood compared to others. A good design; worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Titusville
Level 6 Contributor
1,659 reviews
1,101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,321 helpful votes
“Unique design and thoughtfully creative”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

How do begin to explain to people who have no knowledge of the flood or how it impacts people. This very simple tribute to the heartiness of the families in Grand Forks that overcame adversity says it all. It reminded me of the flood guides at Yosemite National Park that you could stand beside to get an idea of how high the water level was over the years. I found the monument tasteful and thoughtfully creative. Nice job...the town that would not die!

Visited August 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“fascinating”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This is a fascinating site to visits and helps you get a grasp on just how high the flood waters can get when the circumstances are just right. I was in Grand Forks for the 1997 flood and this really helps to put things into perspective.

Visited July 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Meaningful, but lacks information”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Could use more information about the floods and their impacts. Right downtown, which is the highlight of gf.

Visited June 2013
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