International Falls, MN

Travel Guide
Voyageurs National Park

Although known for its cold conditions, this charming riverside city has a warm atmosphere and friendly residents.

Relax in tranquil parks and learn how the town of International Falls struggled to become the popular place it is today. Enjoy long hours on the fantastic golf course or stroll along the pristine Rainy River. The town is a great place to stop off either before or after exploring nearby Voyageurs National Park.

Nicknamed the “icebox of the nation” because of the freezing temperatures that are a constant through the winter, pretty International Falls was founded by lumberjacks and hunters who came here to ply their trades in settlers’ times.

Visit the Koochiching County Historical Museum to find out about the hurdles trappers, traders, hunters and settlers faced during the frigid winters in these isolated northern lands. The museum is located in leafy Smokey Bear Park, recognizable by its 26-foot (8-meter) statue of a bear with two cubs. Erected in 1953, this figure has become the national symbol of forest protection. In addition to the museum, the park also has picnic tables and lots of space to play. Bring food and outdoor toys and spend an afternoon here.

Play a round of golf at the Falls Country Club, a 10-minute drive west from town. This 18-hole course is surrounded be gorgeous woodland and borders the rushing waters of Rainy River.

The city hosts festivals throughout the year. Arrive during the frosty winter season for the premier event, the Icebox Days Festival that takes place around the middle of January. You’ll have plenty to do, with food, games and entertainment as well as the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run.

International Falls is in northern Minnesota on the American-Canadian border, a 50-minute drive northwest of Voyageurs National Park. Select from numerous lodges, hotels and motels in the heart of town and restaurants offering traditional and international menus.

Explore the exciting city of International Falls set among a landscape of peaceful parkland and superb woodland.

The Nomad Motel
The Nomad Motel
2.5 out of 5
10 Riverview Blvd, International Falls, MN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated in International Falls, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Falls Memorial Hospital, and Smokey Bear Park. Bronko Nagurski ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)
"Very updated for an older motel"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

The Nomad Motel
Cantilever Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Cantilever Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3 out of 5
2078 Spruce St, International Falls, MN
The price is $169 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 9
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bronko Nagurski Museum, Smokey Bear Park, and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. The Fort Frances Museum ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
"The building was an old distillery turned into a hotel restaurant bar with a real working distillery in it. The theme of the building was based on when the probation was going on and they use to sneak liquor over the boarder to the states. All the rooms are decorated from that time period. It is ..."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Cantilever Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Hilltop Lodge
Hilltop Lodge
2 out of 5
2002 2nd Ave, International Falls, MN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated in International Falls, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bronko Nagurski Museum, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, and Smokey Bear Park. St Mary's Roman ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
"Wonderfully thick towels! Rooms are nicely updated. Amanda and Ryan (good luck with tennis shoe shopping) are wonderful hosts!"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Hilltop Lodge
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Rainy Lake Vacation Home with Panoramic Views
Rainy Lake Vacation Home with Panoramic Views
International Falls, MN
Located in the heart of International Falls, this vacation home is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Voyageurs National Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Sandpoint Island Provincial ...
3.4/5Good! (7 reviews)
A great view
"Nice boat dock and great location. Need to improve of 1) toilets; 2)showers;"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Rainy Lake Vacation Home with Panoramic Views
Cozy Stop Island Cabin w/Boat Dock & Beach!
Cozy Stop Island Cabin w/Boat Dock & Beach!
International Falls, MN
Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is within 2 mi (3 km) of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Falls Memorial Hospital, and Smokey Bear Park. Bronko Nagurski Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Beautiful
"Owners were east to contact and were very receptive to questions. Property was lovely"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Cozy Stop Island Cabin w/Boat Dock & Beach!
Beach front get away with new 50 foot dock!
Beach front get away with new 50 foot dock!
International Falls, MN
Nestled on the beach, this International Falls vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bronko Nagurski Museum, Smokey Bear Park, and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Family Vacation
"This house was perfect for our family vacation, very roomy. The house was fully stocked from coffee to shampoo, it even has an ice cream maker, kayaks, bikes, paddle boards. The location was unbelievable walking distance for cocktails and ice cream and a great beach. The sauna was also really nice. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Beach front get away with new 50 foot dock!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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