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Sanford Center

1111 Event Center Dr, Bemidji, MN 56601-3348
+1 218-441-4000
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While visiting a friend in Bemidji, we went to the Sanford Center. It is a couple of blocks from... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
AlphaRam
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
I Love The Sanford Center!

Bemidji has need a venue like this for a long, long time. It is so beautiful and offers a wide... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
jeanetterk68
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  • Average22%
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“bemidji state” (2 reviews)
“hockey” (6 reviews)
“arena” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1111 Event Center Dr, Bemidji, MN 56601-3348
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+1 218-441-4000
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

While visiting a friend in Bemidji, we went to the Sanford Center. It is a couple of blocks from the Hampton Inn and the DoubleTree Inn, so it is easy to get lodging to attend an event. The venue hosts collegiate hockey, concerts, etc.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Bemidji has need a venue like this for a long, long time. It is so beautiful and offers a wide array of performers. I always have a good time when I go there.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great hockey played by Bemidji State. The arena seats 4000+ and is very comfortable in the winter. They serve beer and food with a great venue for sporting events.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great arena, friendly people and kept very clean. One of the nicer places to watch NCAA hockey. Good selection of concessions.

Thank alk918
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

easy walk from hotel, the coffee service at our convention wasn't good, had one table that you had to serve yourself for 500 people so long line and long walk to get it.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have attended many events at the Sanford Center. We enjoy this location because of ease to get too, as well as an ideal size. The seating is good as well as the sound. There are numerous hotels close by, as well as numerous restaurants.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We traveled two hours to see Jon Pardi and Kip Moore. It was the first time we stayed at the ajoining Country Inn Suites. The hotel adjoining access was great to get to the concert. We had purchased tickets for great seats just off the...More

Thank C H
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a concert. It was a small venue but, was rather relaxing and laid back compared to larger venues.

Thank lesajot
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

I've been to this facility many times since it opened, for concerts and wrestling events and have also had a good time. It's very nice and modern, great location and great cold beer.

Thank Neil H
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

We came to the Celtic Woman performance ---had seen the group years ago over in Miichigan. Bought the tickets online and was disappointed that in order to get to the second row we had to walk up a flight of stairs and then down a...More

Thank MichiganderMom
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