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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Grand Rapids, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grand Rapids and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Grand Rapids:
    • 46.444466, -98.371328
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Grand Rapids
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Grand Rapids ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Grand Rapids.

Within North Dakota, the name Grand Rapids is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, seven are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Grand Rapids lies 1,285 miles [2,068 km]<1> to the northwest of the Grand Rapids that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
    • Manitoba
      • This Grand Rapids lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<1> to the north of the Grand Rapids that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
    • Michigan
      • Kent County
      • This Grand Rapids is located in Kent County and lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Grand Rapids that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Grand Rapids.
      • Ontonagon County
      • This Grand Rapids is located in Ontonagon County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km] to the east of the Grand Rapids that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontonagon County community of Grand Rapids.
    • Minnesota
      • Itasca County
      • This Grand Rapids is located in Itasca County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Grand Rapids that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Itasca County community of Grand Rapids.
    • Nebraska
      • Holt County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Holt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Grand Rapids.
    • Ohio
      • Lake County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Lake County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Grand Rapids.
      • Wood County
      • This Grand Rapids is located in Wood County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Grand Rapids that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Grand Rapids.
    • Oregon
      • Clatsop County
      • This Grand Rapids is located in Clatsop County and lies 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km]<1> to the west of the Grand Rapids that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clatsop County community of Grand Rapids.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grand Rapids ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Berlin [LaMoure County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [LaMoure County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<4>
  • Crete [Sargent County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crete have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crete
    • Crete [Sargent County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crete
  • Daily [Barnes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daily have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daily
    • Daily [Barnes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daily
  • Dickey [LaMoure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
    • Dickey [LaMoure County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickey<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fort Ransom [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ransom
      • Fort Ransom [Ransom County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ransom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Ransom<4>
    • Glover [Dickey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover [Dickey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Independence [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [LaMoure County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Kathryn [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kathryn
      • Kathryn [Barnes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kathryn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kathryn<4>
    • Keystone [Dickey County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Dickey County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
    • Marion [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [LaMoure County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<4>

How Far From Grand Rapids to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Grand Rapids to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Grand Rapids and extending to:

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    • LaMoure, which is the Seat of LaMoure County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Grand Rapids to Bismarck, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,302 miles [10,142.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,065 miles [11,370 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,002 miles [8,049.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About LaMoure County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Rapids. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grand Rapids) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grand Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand Rapids

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4445, Longitude: -98.3713    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Grand Rapids, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Grand Rapids to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.997 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.569 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.142 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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