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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Love this place, the butterflies, the gardens, art, sculptures, the Jewell of Grand Rapids it's a wonderful place to visit, the gift shop is neat, everyone is very nice, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Grand Rapids
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Love this place, the butterflies, the gardens, art, sculptures, the Jewell of Grand Rapids it's a wonderful place to visit, the gift shop is neat, everyone is very nice, the cafeteria food is good too.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

So beautiful to see all the trees from around the world for something to do indoors when it's cold outside & not much to do in our Michigan weather. Also can stroll through the tropical gardens for some beautiful flowers, birds, etc. also can enjoy some lunch or a snack. Very nice staff and relaxing afternoon. Have also attended weddings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is simply stunning in so many ways. We came on a Tuesday morning the first of September. The front parking lot was packed but they have plenty of parking on around the building even for a 24' camper van. The buildings sit nestled in the middle of a wide expanse of lawn punctuated with merry flower borders and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful spot to visit. The Gardens are split up by different areas. They also have a wonderful inside area with rain gardens and in the spring it fills with butterflies.

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Park City, Utah
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to wander and explore. There is always something new to see. With five indoor conservatories (arid, carnivorous, seasonal, Victorian, and tropical) and many distinct outdoor gardens, including a new Japanese garden, it can easily take four hours to visit everything. It had a lovely collection of sculpture and horticulture. Which work to balance each other beautifully all year... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you love being outside and walking around, this is the place for you. The grounds are fantastic and it is for all ages to enjoy. If you love concert's this outdoor venue is one of the best and what a way to finish the evening.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must see, no matter what time of year!! The outdoor sculpture park is so cool and beautiful and colorful. The butterfly exhibit indoors is so fun to have a butterfly land right on you. Christmas time and the festival of trees is exceptional and the train is a very cool addition. I have yet to go to a concert... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was in the area on business and had a free evening to explore. The garden was highly recommended so I went for a visit around 6:00 p.m. The park has some later hours on some summer evenings and I happened to visit on a Tuesday evening when it was open until 9:00 p.m. They have a summer concert series... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Japanese Garden is beautiful and much larger than I had expected. I felt so calm and tranquil while I was there. Definitely worth seeing.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The FMG has long been a great place for families and the addition of the Japanese Gardens only makes it that much better. So much to see and my kids (ages 11 & 8) really enjoyed our trip. The bonsai trees and the walk around the pond were their favorites. There is plenty for younger kids, but I'd break the... More 

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