Grand Rapids Things to Do

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  • 1. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

    On our way to Canada for the weekend we stopped in Grand Rapids to visit the Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, specifically to see the Chihuly exhibit that is running through October 31, 2010. There...

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  • 2. Deer Park / Michigan's Adventure

    This park is actually located in Muskegon, Michigan, but as it was part of my lift when I lived in Grand Rapids, and not really When I was a child, this was a...

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  • 3. Blanford Nature Center

    I remember this nature center as having trails scattered through the woods, and an interpretive center that allowed children to learn about wild places. Long...

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  • 4. Frank Lloyd Wright - Meyer May House

    If you like art and architecture then surely don't miss out on a visit to Meyer May House.This is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house which was built in 1908....

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  • 5. Sparta Town & Country days THIRD WEEK OF JULY

    Located just 15 minutes north of Grand Rapids, by taking main roads, the Village of Sparta holds their annual town and country days celebration every year the...

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  • 6. 3 Big Frogs

    The gardens also include meandering trails and a boardwalk along a marshy area.Even here you will see the sculptures that reflect the wildlife that inhabits the...

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  • 7. Recalling the outbuildings

    I enjoyed walking around looking at the different small buildings on the farm at Meijer gardens. I remembered the milkhouse my father had and the big milkcans....

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  • 8. Visit a Michigan Farm and Farmhouse

    This 1880's farmhouse was built to 3/4 scale of Lena Rader Meijer's childhood home.The Michigan farm display is reminiscent of a 1930's family farm. The...

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  • 9. Petra exhibit at Calvin College

    The final stop on the US tour of Petra: Lost City of Stone is at Calvin College in Grand Rapids running through August 15, 2005. This exhibit was as well laid...

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  • 10. John Ball Park Zoo

    One of the largest zoos in Michigan, with over a 1,000 animals. It's cageless exhibits and the tons of trees make the park/zoo a nice place to spend an...

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  • 11. The Van Andel Museum

    Well-laid out and comprehensive museum of regional history for Western Michigan, with special focus on its forests and its industrial development. Lots of...

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  • 12. The Gerald Ford Presidential Library and Museum

    Originally appointed by Richard Nixon to fill in the Vice-Presidency after Spiro Agnew was forced to resign, Gerald Ford stepped into the responsibilites of the...

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  • 13. Grand Rapids Symphony

    The Grand Rapids Symphony was organized in the late 1920s and is recognized as one of America's leading regional orchestras. The Symphony employs 49 salaried...

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  • 14. Van Andle Arena

    The arena vitalized GR's downtown. The 12,000 plus capacity arena was named the #1 midsize facility in the nation (Amusement Business 3 years in a row).In the...

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  • 15. Downtown - The Ford...

    Downtown - The Ford Presidential Museum, The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Hockey or football at the VanAndel Arena, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Childrens Museum, The...

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  • 16. Celebration on the Grand is...

    Celebration on the Grand is held every year on an early September weekend at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Fireworks kick off the celebration on Friday evening and free...

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  • 17. Golf

    Take advantage of some of the best golf courses in the Midwest. Because it's not such a metropolitan area the golf courses are numerous in comparison to cities...

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  • 18. Van Andel Museum Centre - Grand Rapids

    Lots to do and explore at the Van Andel Museum Centre including a carousel (where you can have a ride), it dates back to 1928. See an authenic streetcar and...

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  • 19. The "Farmer's Daughter" Sculpture

    There are sculptures everywhere in all of the gardens. This gives you some insight into the day-to-day activities on the farm.There are beautiful flowers all...

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  • 20. Artifacts at the Presidential Museum

    I'm not entirely sure what a piece of the Berlin Wall is doing at the Ford Library, but there it is.

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  • 21. Go to a Calvin Basketball...

    Go to a Calvin Basketball game...especially when we are winning, even better, when we are winning the National Championship!crazy fans wearing yellow t-shirts.

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