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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Gardens; Outdoors

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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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural

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 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Libraries; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Museums
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 #4 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: History Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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 #7 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Convention Centers; Other
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 #10 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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 #12 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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 #17 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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 #18 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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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Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Art Galleries; Cultural
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 #21 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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Ranked #24 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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