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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks

Completely handicapped accessible - all indoor AND outdoor displays. Has many themed Gardens - English perennial, shade, farm, sculpture, volunteer garden opening in the fall of... more »

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Meyer May House (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #2 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks

When the furniture manufacturer Steelcase purchased the Meyer May House it had been rented for some years; the roof was sagging, and it was in need of major repairs. One of the... more »

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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never realized until an American sculptor created two... more » Owner description: The Renaissance man’s plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never realized until an American sculptor created two models based on da Vinci’s drawings, one of which graces the Frederik Meijer Gardens. « less
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Gerald R. Ford Museum (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Libraries; Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Grand Rapids' pride in native son and 38th American President Gerald R. Ford is reflected in the museum that honors him,... more » Owner description: Grand Rapids' pride in native son and 38th American President Gerald R. Ford is reflected in the museum that honors him, which transports you back to the 70s through interactive displays and holograms, including a chance to eavesdrop on an eventful day in the Oval Office. « less
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Zoos
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Fifth Third Ballpark (Comstock Park)
Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: History Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history and... more » Owner description: The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history and culture. We have three floors of core and traveling exhibitions, the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium, a 1928 Spillman Carousel and a Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. « less
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DeVos Place (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Convention Centers; Performances
Owner description: DeVos Place® is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque... more » Owner description: DeVos Place® is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for your convention or tradeshow. DeVos Place offers a unique combination of meeting and exhibition space to accommodate a variety of events. Downtown Grand Rapids is located 15 minutes from Gerald Ford International Airport and easily accessible from all major interstates.The Convention Center features a 162,000 square foot, column free exhibit hall, 40,000 square foot ballroom and 26 individual meeting rooms (32,000 square feet). Twelve spacious loading docks (with a wash bay and marshalling area), allow for easy access into the exhibit hall. In addition, DeVos Place features a 2,404 seat performing theater with two independent loading docks and one loading ramp. Home to the Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Opera Grand Rapids and Broadway Grand Rapids, it can also serve as the perfect space for a general session or keynote address. DeVos Place is part of a vibrant downtown entertainment district featuring over 50 dining establishments, nightclubs, four museums and the 12,000 seat Van Andel Arena, all within walking distance. « less
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Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Biking Trails
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Millennium Park (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Nature and Parks
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Grand Rapids Art Museum (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Art Prize (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Van Andel Arena (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena situated in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After... more » Owner description: The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena situated in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After a $75 million construction effort, the arena opened on October 8, 1996 and since has attracted over five million patrons. It is home to the popular Grand Rapids Griffins ice hockey team, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.As a concert venue, the Van Andel Arena seats about 12,858 for end-stage shows, and 13,184 for center-stage shows. The arena floor measures 85 by 220 feet (26 × 67 m). The arena features 9,886 permanent seats and 44 luxury suites, with the 16 luxury suites in the upper bowl seating 20, and the lower 24 bowls seating 15, and the others at 18. There are approximately 1,298 retractable seats at Van Andel Arena. « less
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Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, where they play with... more » Owner description: Children direct their own learning at this hands-on museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, where they play with slippery bubbles, study a live beehive, learn the magic of mirrors and more. « less
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Blandford Nature Center (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Blandford Nature Center is a non-profit that features 143 acres of land and wildlife. There is a Wildlife Center and... more » Owner description: Blandford Nature Center is a non-profit that features 143 acres of land and wildlife. There is a Wildlife Center and Interpretive Center that is open M-F 9 to 5 and Sat. Noon to 5, as well as 4 miles of trails that are open from dawn until dusk. « less
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John Ball Zoo (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #17 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Fish Ladder (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Aquinas College (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Museums

When you visit the historical 1895 Voigt House, you are entering a late-Victorian time capsule.  The home was the residence of the socially-prominent Voigt family (of the... more »

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La Grande Vitesse (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #24 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Serving as a symbol of Grand Rapids, this eye-catching steel sculpture measures 54 feet long, 43 feet high and 30 feet wide,... more » Owner description: Serving as a symbol of Grand Rapids, this eye-catching steel sculpture measures 54 feet long, 43 feet high and 30 feet wide, and is painted in the artist's signature "Calder Red." « less
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Krupp Farms (Comstock Park)
Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Ranked #26 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Located on the busiest intersection in Grand Rapids, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts prsents cutting-edge visual... more » Owner description: Located on the busiest intersection in Grand Rapids, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts prsents cutting-edge visual art, film, performance, literature, music, education programs and events. Partnering with regional, national, and international artists, the UICA offers innovative experiences with the latest art forms and the newest creative ideas – groundbreaking work that might not otherwise find a venue in Michigan. « less
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Ranked #27 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Playgrounds
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Ranked #29 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Other ranches and farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 36 attractions in Kent County
Category: Other ranches and farms; Landmarks
Owner description: As a gathering place, our property is ideal for a wide variety of group activities such as weddings, family gatherings,... more » Owner description: As a gathering place, our property is ideal for a wide variety of group activities such as weddings, family gatherings, church, school or company get-togethers. Upon arrival, there are a wagon load of things to do on the property, including fishing, kayaking, "tubing" hayrides, hiking, cross country skiing, photography, snowshoeing , bird watching. Relax in our enclosed hot tub or sitting area overlooking the river. See our website and Facebook page for more pictures and information! « less
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