Carnegie History Center*
101 N Ash St. ~ 218-281-1038
Operated by the Polk County Historical Society, the old Carnegie Library building is undergoing a restoration but still holds traveling exhibits from the Minnesota Historical Society along with local history and art displays throughout the year. Call the museum for a schedule of events.
Crookston Community Pool*
320 E 5th St. ~ 218-281-1180
Take a dip in our Olympic size indoor pool with a seperate diving tank.
Crookston Sports Center - CSC*
801 Fisher Ave. ~ 218-281-2465
Three arenas offer the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities. Ice skating, curling, and golf simulator, walking track and turf sports.
The Grand I & II Movie Theatre*
124 E. 2nd St. ~ 218-281-1820
One of the oldest continuously operating move theatres in the United States. The Grand began as a live theatre, which hosted artists and entertainers such as Mark Twain, Mary Pickford, Boris Karloff and The Siamese Twins. Theatre I retains much of its original decor.
Military Memorial Walkway M-20*
Located on the corner of US Highway 2 and Fairfax Ave.
A walkway to honor those who have served our country features life-size monuments, flowers, and a picnic shelter. On special occasions 96 flags line the entire walkway.
Southwest of Crookston, travel south on Highway 75; turn right onto County Road 9 going west eight miles; turn left at the intersection of county road 56 and go two miles to reach the NW corner of the preserve. This prairie has never been cultivated. The same sod that absorbed the hoof print of the buffalo remains intact today with its native grasses. It stands alone as a sentinel of the region's past.
New Flyer Of America*
214 5th Ave. SW ~ 218-281-5752
Tours of the bus manufacturing plant are available, by appointment only.
Pembina Trail Memorial*
On US Highway 2 and 75 N
This statue immortalizes the Trail, the basis for the states first highway system. Take your pictures besides the 15-foot tall statue of Joe Rolette, the father of the Pembina Trail, and his gigantic Ox cart.
Red Lake River*
There are several locations in Crookston where you can launch you boat into the Red Lake River and enjoy fishing or just relaxing on the water.
Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum*
1345 Fairfax Ave. ~ 218-281-2550 Open by appointment.
View vintage farm machinery and other ag related items. Learn the history of agriculture in the valley. A harvest festival held the first Sunday after Labor Day; watch the farmers harvest the sugarbeets with the antique farm equipment.
University Of Minnesota Crookston Floral & Shaver Butterfly Gardens*
2900 University Ave. (Hwy 2 N) ~ 218-281-8020
Take time to walk across the mall. enjoy the beautiful flowers and butterflies or relax in the gazebo. UMC is a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system.
Central Park/ Camping/ Fishing/ Canoeing/ Frisbee Golf*
Located at N Ash St. & Mitchell Lane. ~ 218-281-1242
Surrounded by Red Lake River, the campgrounds offer camping for RVs at $15 per night or $10 a tent per night, sixteen sites with electric hook-ups (30amps), showers, restrooms, boat landing and fishing pier. Enjoy a game of Frisbee Golf on the 9-hole course. During the winter months enjoy sledding, cross-country skiing and ice skating under the stars. Camp ground is open May thru September.
Crookston Public Library*
110 N Ash St. ~ 218-281-4522
Relax in the patio room by the fireplace with a good book. Part of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) System.
Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge*
www.fws.gov/refuge/glacial_ridge ~ 218-687-2229
The nation's largest prairie restoration project in US history. Located 10 miles east of Crookston, it encompasses 24,270 acres. Numerous species find habitat here, including such rarities as Prarie Chicken, Marbled Godwit, Dakota Skipper Butterfly, and Western Prairie Fringed Orchid. Viewing blinds are available in the spring to watch the Greater Prairie Chicken perform their mating dance ritual. Contact the Crookston Chamber & Visitors Bureau for reservations. 218-281-4320 or www.visitcrookston.com
Highland Complex & Skate Park O-13*
Central Ave. & Barrette St. ~ 218-281-1232
Play baseball, softball, tennis and horseshoes. Test your skills at the skate park.
Minakwa Golf Course & Driving Range*
901 W Fisher Ave. ~ 281-281-1773 Pro shop: 218-281-1774
Enjoy the beautiful and challenging 9-hole golf course located on the NW edge of Crookston. The club house offers a pro shop, full bar and dining/banquet facilities. Open to the public.
Natural History Area*
Located 1/2 mile west on Highway 2 and just west of the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus. Nature trails, bird watching and outdoor beauty abound on 80 acres.
Pankratz Memorial Prairie*
www.nature.org or www.mnbirdtrail.com ~ 218-281-2679
Located six miles east of Crookston on Highway 2; 1.5 miles south on County Rd 46; east on gravel road to parking lot. Natural prairie where a boulder can be seen that has been rubbed smooth by the ancient buffalo herds, which once filled the prairie.
Polk County Historical Museum*
On Hgihway 2 E ~ 218-281-1038
Open 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday late May thru Mid-September or by appointment. Step back in time to the pioneer days in Polk County. Eleven building filled with thousands of items from our pioneer past. Out buildings include a 1868 log house, 1910 summer kitchen, 1890 school house, 1819 frame house, Blacksmith Shop, church and three large buildings with tractors, airplanes, cars, machinery. buggies, and fire engines along with a BN Railroad caboose. Admission: free-will donations.
Tympanuchus Wildlife Management Area*
www.dnr.state.mn.us ~ 218-281-6063
840 acres of native grasslands. Enjoy bird watching, hiking along the numerous distinct Glacial Lake Agassiz beach ridges. Located 10 miles southeast of Crookston on Hwy 32.