Visitors come to fish and vacation on Grand River as far back as 1907. Tourist camps charged one dollar a day on Honey Creek and free campgrounds were located at Grove Springs. Thus, the area has always been an attraction for tourists. Once the lake was created, it opened new possibilities for entertainment. Since the filling of the lake, tourism and recreation have become Grove's major industries. Grove is home to many tourist attractions: Har-Ber Village, a re-creation of an early frontier town; the Grandiose, a trimaran excursion sailboat, The Cherokee Queen I and II, which provides riverboat tours of the lake; Lendownwood Gardens, a Japanese garden; Kountry Kuzins Jamboree, a music and comedy show; and the annual Pelican Festival, a celebration of the American White Pelican, are only a drew of the tourist attractions. Retirees have also found the Grand Lake area appealing. In 1987 Rand-McNally rated the Grand Lake area as the fourth best place in the United States to retire due to the beautiful scenery of the lake and the low cost of living. An article from The Grove Sun, August 3, 1939, stated: "Grove's being located on a high hill overlooking Grand Lake, and having as it does the picturesque mountain stream Elk River only four miles to the north and Honey Creek, another clear water mountain stream only a mile to the west; you be the judge as the great advantage this gives Grove from a fisherman's and recreation standpoint." Grove's growth as a typical small town changed forever when the development of Grand Lake o'the Cherokees vastly influenced the population and wealth of this once-small community, making it one of the foremost recreation and tourist areas of the nation. Grove has always been a progressive community and is still looking forward to a bright future. In fact, on the nation's tri-centennial celebration in 2076, the community plans to unearth a time capsule buried in 1976 under the community center flagpole. Another generation will look back with pride on the history of their community.