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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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 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 #4 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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 #7 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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 #11 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 #12 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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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
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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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: 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 #19 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
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 #20 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Other
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Considered a "must see" for over 20 years, this hip, friendly art gallery and picture frame business exhibits an extensive... more » Owner description: Considered a "must see" for over 20 years, this hip, friendly art gallery and picture frame business exhibits an extensive collection of artworks by local, national, and international artists. The urban craft boutique is a shopper's paradise offering handmade goods from jewelry to home accessories, and an ideal place to find unique gifts. « less
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Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Illusions Ballroom is a the place you want to be if you are looking for a place to learn to dance in a low pressure... more » Owner description: Illusions Ballroom is a the place you want to be if you are looking for a place to learn to dance in a low pressure atmosphere. Saying this we still dont sacrifice great training. Please give us a call and we will get you started « less
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Ranked #24 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 25 attractions in Grand Rapids
Category: Nature and Parks
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