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“Top notch venue, staff, service, entertainment”

Ralph Engelstad Arena
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Grand Forks
Certificate of Excellence
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Top notch venue, staff, service, entertainment”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

The Ralph is like nothing I have ever seen with the marble, brass and leather embossed seats. Their sound system is fabulous. The food is great--I highly recommend the bucket of nachos with your choice of beef, pork or chicken--it is a full meal to share with one or two other people. The caramel popcorn with chocolate drizzle is amazing as are the Bavarian Almonds.

Visited March 2012
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West Fargo
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114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful arena”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Ralph Englestad built a beautifully appointed and decorated hockey arena. It is also used for concerts and other events, but it was primarily designed for hockey. You can purchase many different things at their concession stands, but their prices are quite high and the parking fees are outrageous. I don't know if the parking lots are part of the facility or if they are a separate venue.

Visited March 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Elton John at Ralph Englestad - that says it all!”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Excellent facility, well organized. The food and drink selection was a bit more broad than most facilities. Seating arrangement was well thought out. I think they actually put some thought into not selling the seats were attendees view would be obstructed. Very fqair ticket prices.

Visited March 2012
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Dallas, TX
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The standard by which all other sports arenas are judged!”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Simply the nicest arena ever built. As the NY Times described it, it IS "The Palace on the Prairie" !

Visited March 2012
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hockey”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Absolutely beautiful facility! Had a great time! Keep the Fighting Sioux name

Visited March 2012
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