What to do and see in Park Rapids, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 6, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. It is near Itasca State Park, the source of the Mississippi River, as well as the beginning of the Heartland State Trail. The city was founded in 1890 near the Fish Hook River rapids and is located along U.S. Highway 71 and Minnesota State Highway 34. The population was 3,709 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Park Rapids

1. Character Challenge Course

13218 County 40, Park Rapids, MN 56470-4543
Excellent
87%
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10%
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3%
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5 based on 146 reviews

Character Challenge Course

Providing guests with first class adventure that will revolutionize the way they approach their relationships, job, and difficult circumstances. Trust us, your family, team or school will remember this exhilarating experience!

Reviewed By Shawn G - Beijing, China

We brought a group of 20 people, many of them from overseas, to the Character Challenger Course and WOW was it an experience to remember! The staff there were super friendly, helpful and supportive. The challenges themselves left everyone learning something about themselves, working together as a team and facing some fears...all while cheering, laughing and supporting one another. There were lots of memories made. Our group ranged in age from 8 to 62 and everyone loved it. Highly recommend visiting.

2. Evergreen Gifts & Fun Park

26468 US 71, Park Rapids, MN 56470-4563 +1 218-732-9609
Excellent
44%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
12%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Evergreen Gifts & Fun Park

Evergreen Gifts & Fun Park (formerly World of Christmas) offers great shopping in the gifts store and awesome fun in the outdoors! Go Cart, Bumper Boats, Go Carts, Laser Tag, a Laser Maze, Mineral Mining, an Outdoor Maze, Water Wars, an antique miniature train ride, a Climbing Wall, Extreme Air and more ensure that there is something for everyone in the family. New in 2015...Escape Room Challenge! Located between Itasca State Park and Park Rapids on US 71.

Reviewed By Tammy J - Alexandria, Minnesota

There were several things to do in one place which was nice but definitely needs some updating. The miniature golf was nice and shady, but some added fun features would be good. Everything just seems a bit tired and worn down. The climbing wall was good and our kids enjoyed the maze, but without some upkeep I can foresee some problems. The laser tag was only working part of the time and our son said you couldn't see the lasers a lot of the time. The most noticeable issue were the teenagers working there were certainly not very motivated to do anything beyond minimal requirements. The staff running laser tag were swearing without any thought regarding the young kids waiting to go in. We had a good time, but certainly a few park updates and a behavior reminder for some of the staff would be recommended.

3. Jasper's Theater

17339 Highway 34 East, Park Rapids, MN 56470 +1 218-237-4333
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Jasper's Theater

Reviewed By Frostyh - Kings Park, New York

While on vacation in the area, my mother bought tickets to a Jasper's Theater performance. It was a clean, fun filled afternoon of Magic tricks, music, singing, skits, and jokes put on by 4 generations of family. This year is their 10 year anniversary, and...MoreWe will have another great show this summer! Hope to see you again!

4. Aiton Heights Fire Tower

Itasca State Park Minnesota, Lake Itasca, MN 56470
Excellent
85%
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5 based on 19 reviews

Aiton Heights Fire Tower

Reviewed By TakinLotsaPictures - North Dakota

After climbing the hill to the tower we realized that there really wasn't a view from the ground because of all the trees. We asked a mother-daughter duo how far up we'd have to climb on the tower before we'd have any kind of view and they said that you'd have to go almost to the top. It's 100' high so we opted not to as we were already tired from the walk up the hill. One of my most beautiful pictures was on the path though. Will not go to the tower in the future unless the leaves are not on the trees.

5. Go Fish Guide Service

23423 Gasparilla Dr, Park Rapids, MN 56470-6506
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Go Fish Guide Service

Reviewed By David_Justin - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Every year I have my daughter fish with Jason. He applies his skills and patience as a kindergarten teacher to make fishing fun for everyone. My daughter continues to learn more and love the sport. She also catches a ton of fish with Jason and her smile is why we go back every year!

Jason has a lot of other accomplishments too like being an author, writer for the paper, and Guide for the Governor for the MN Fishing Opener in 2013.

You won't be disappointed!

6. Coborn's Lake Itasca Tours

Itasca State Park, Lake Itasca, MN
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Coborn's Lake Itasca Tours

Reviewed By sd2travel - South Dakota

2 hour tour that takes you from the end of the East arm of Lake Itasca up to the Headwaters (top of the North arm- see map) and back. The narration on the way was very good with the narrator pointing out areas of interest, history & wildlife. Top of the boat is open (with a cover overhead) or you can sit down below which is closed in (with windows). Snack items aboard for purchase. If you are visiting Itasca State Park this tour is a must as part of your visit.

7. Rustic Cabin Decor

213 Main Ave, Park Rapids, MN 56470 +1 218-237-2552
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5 based on 2 reviews

Rustic Cabin Decor

We strive to provide you rustic home, lodge and cabin décor that will help you create the warmth every cabin and home owner desires. We feature items you won’t find anywhere else, unique local artist creations, beautiful pieces from around the country, all of it is going to add character and charm to your home or cabin.

Reviewed By Dianne M - Park Rapids, Minnesota

If you are looking for decor for your home or cabin I highly recommend this store. Their selection is great and the customer service is also. This is my favorite store in Park Rapids. Stop by ...you will not be disappointed.Thank you so much for your very kind words!

8. A Better Place

212 3rd St W, Park Rapids, MN 56470-1510 +1 218-732-9476
Excellent
50%
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50%
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3 based on 2 reviews

A Better Place

Reviewed By jacklaranche - Brainerd, Minnesota

This place is awful. If you wanna see how bad things are, Go here. Just stay away and be thankful you aren't here

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