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“A West Michigan Area Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616-957-1580
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Owner description: 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.
Grandville, Michigan
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“A West Michigan Area Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Encompassing well over 100-acres of indoor and outdoor garden exploration, this fascinating attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection that I have found anywhere around the Midwest. Frederik Meijer Gardens boasts the largest tropical conservatory in Michigan, and has easy to navigate nature trails, guided tram tours and even a 5-acre Children’s Garden.
We last visited on a windy, sunshine filled, weekday in the Fall. The crowds were minimal and the natural Autumn colors and man-made displays were astounding. A thoroughly relaxing, enjoyable day spent walking, sitting, reflecting, and then walking some more. One of my favorite scultures was the Deborah Butterfield horse that appears to be made of well aged driftwood. It is actually a bronze casting made to LOOK like driftwood! Amazing.
They also have a capable and friendly staffed DeVos Family Gift Shop where I bought a small succulent cactus to remember our enjoyable day.
You should plan to bring your wallet ($12 adult entrance fee) as well as your camera, although there are many areas (i.e., in galleries and temporary exhibits) where photography is not permitted. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress 'outdoors' appropriately. Everywhere we went, the grounds and buildings accommodated wheelchairs and strollers and all of the outdoor areas had fully paved walkways, ramps and trails that would allow for easy maneuverability. Courtesy wheelchairs are also available for your use.

Visited October 2011
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Zeeland
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“Everything is first class.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

From the exhibits inside- sculptures,dessert room,tropical greenhouse,cafeteria- to everything outside - childrens area,sculpture park,giant horse statue,farm,nature walks - a wonderful place and a treasure for the community.

Visited October 2011
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Comstock Park, MI
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“World class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

World class art park. The butterflies are my favorite. Second is walking the outdoor sculpture park in winter with snow, Gives a whole new perspective to the sculptures with the snow background and snow on the art itself

Visited October 2011
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Grand Rapids MIchigan
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

It is awesome to have such a high quality attraction right in our backyard

Visited December 2010
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Excellent place to relax and enjoy the combination of nature and art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

I loved the atmosphere of great sculptures with a wonderful environment.

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