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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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Address: 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone Number: 616-957-1580
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Description: View modern sculpture in a stunning garden setting at this combination...
View modern sculpture in a stunning garden setting at this combination botanical garden and sculpture park, which features exotic plants, desert and Victorian gardens, wetlands, meadows, and sculptures by famous artists throughout.
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So much for the money

Everyone will enjoy this site. Can't say enough about it. Just go. The children's garden was very clever and engaged the kids. Don't want to spoil it by saying too much.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Everyone will enjoy this site. Can't say enough about it. Just go. The children's garden was very clever and engaged the kids. Don't want to spoil it by saying too much.

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Novi, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The AAA Guide recommends a minimum of 2 hours; a family with children could easily spend that long in the Children's Garden alone, which features a large tree house, paths through the plantings, a model of the Great Lakes, and whimsical sculptures, including several by Marshall Fredericks. There's also a large conservatory with exotic plants, outdoor gardens, and a winding... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

On my trips up to Northern Michigan from Illinois, I enjoy taking a break from driving to view the gardens and sculptures. There is something new to see each time. Each season has a special exhibit worth seeing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time here. The sculptors were amazing. They had them grouped in an interesting manner. The grounds were very clean and beautiful. We spent about 2 hours here you could easily spend ½ the day. It is prized fairly. It is a great place for young and old to enjoy.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place. Did not have time to see it all and will return on my next trip to Grand Rapids.

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I love sculpture parks and this one certainly did not disappoint. It is huge, and makes for a great walk, with big and small sculptures and many themed statues. Highly recommend!

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took the tram specifically to get a glimpse of Ai Weiwei's new iron tree installation. A glimpse is all we got. Needed to walk to it as from the tram it's hidden by trees. The café is behind the gift shop near the entrance. Dale Chilhuly glass sculptures are gorgeously suspended from its ceiling. The cafeteria food is wonderful.... More 

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Grandville, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I recommend visiting the Meijer Gardens. During March and April, there is a butterfly exhibit that is really amazing. Children especially and adults too become entranced by visiting the gardens at this time as they watch the colorful butterflies fly through the indoor area. There are also wonderful sculptures on the grounds -- mostly outside. There are indoor and outdoor... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There are interesting exhibits around every corner. Children will enjoy not the the children's gardens but also the farm. It is a nice hike around if you are up to it. There are trollies too.

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Recently my husband and I spent a couple of hours here. It was wonderful to walk around both the garden/plant areas the the sculpture park. We enjoyed just taking our time. It was very peaceful (even with a couple of school groups there).

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