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Ranked #1 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Gardens

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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Artprize (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #2 of 48 attractions in Kent County
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Meyer May House (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #3 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites

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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Grand Rapids Symphony (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #4 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Symphonies
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Ranked #5 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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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DeVos Place (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #6 of 48 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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Gerald R. Ford Museum (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #7 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums; Libraries; 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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Fifth Third Ballpark (Comstock Park)
Ranked #8 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #9 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: History Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: Depicting the heritage and manufacturing history and traditions of Grand Rapids, this public museum houses a variety of... more » Owner description: Depicting the heritage and manufacturing history and traditions of Grand Rapids, this public museum houses a variety of interesting exhibits from a working 1928 carousel to an authentic streetcar from the 1890s. « less
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Ranked #10 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #11 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Biking Trails
Ranked #12 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Movie Theaters
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Van Andel Arena (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #13 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Convention Centers
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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Millennium Park (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #14 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Parks
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Grand Rapids Art Museum (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #15 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Art Museums
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Blandford Nature Center (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #16 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Ranked #17 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Bridges
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Ranked #18 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Children's 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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The Murder Mystery Company (East Grand Rapids)
Ranked #19 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: Looking to Solve the Case of the Perfect Party?Here's a clue! The Murder Mystery Company is the nation's most popular,... more » Owner description: Looking to Solve the Case of the Perfect Party?Here's a clue! The Murder Mystery Company is the nation's most popular, interactive, mystery troupe. « less
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Ranked #20 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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John Ball Zoo (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #21 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Zoos
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River City Improv (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #22 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Comedy Clubs
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Broadway Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #23 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The mission of Broadway Grand Rapids is to present West Michigan audiences with high-quality Broadway productions, enriching... more » Owner description: The mission of Broadway Grand Rapids is to present West Michigan audiences with high-quality Broadway productions, enriching the diversity and artistic integrity of our community through the power of professional performing arts. « less
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Ranked #24 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Golf Courses
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Aquinas College (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #25 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #26 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Fish Ladder (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #27 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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La Grande Vitesse (Grand Rapids)
Ranked #28 of 48 attractions in Kent County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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Ranked #29 of 48 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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Ranked #30 of 48 attractions in Kent County
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