Major Attractions in Grand Rapids, MI

Major Attractions in Grand Rapids, MI - IheartGR.com

Major Attractions

Activities and accessories that make Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids. These staple pieces of GR are sure to impress the resident and visitor traveling to the Grand Rapids Region. 

1. Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

This is first off the oldest museum in Michigan, and it holds a lot of history within it. The GRPM offers rotating exhibits that are always so intriguing and definitely worth checking out. Your visit to the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be a memorable one, we can speak from experience. 

2. Grand Rapids Art Museum 

101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

There’s something so beautiful and serene about any art museum and the GRAM encompasses just that. Spend an afternoon letting your creativity admire the creativity of others whose work is in this iconic Grand Rapids museum

3. Frederik Meijer Gardens

1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

On a sunny day we could spend hours in this beautiful place. The sun peeks through the windows in the greenhouses and shines down on the beauty of the outdoor exhibits. Frederik Meijer Gardens offers a variety of exhibits, some being seasonal that keep you wanting to spend every Saturday afternoon there.

Calder Plaza

4. Calder Plaza

300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grand Rapids appreciates art well, and it’s displayed in a variety of different ways all throughout the city. The big red sculpture you’ll find here is titled “La Grande Vitesse” which is French for “the great swiftness” or “the grand rapids”. (Otherwise known as the Calder)

Van Andel Arena

5. Van Andel Arena

130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Van Andel is the biggest arena and concert venue in the city and is home to concerts, events, and the Grand Rapids Griffins, the local hockey team. A fun night is made here with friends and family and if you’ve never been to an event held at this venue, your definitely going to want to add that to your list!

6. Grand Rapids Sports

Grand Rapids really knows how to have a wonderful balance of music, arts, architecture, activities, and sports. GR brings so many people in from the sports teams they are home to such as the Grand Rapids Griffins the West Michigan Whitecaps, and the Grand Rapids Drive. The Griffins are GR’s hockey team that plays at Van Andel Arena, the Whitecaps are GR’s baseball team and they play at Comstock Park, and the Drive is GR’s basketball team that plays at the Deltaplex Arena.

7. The Blue Bridge

The Blue Bridge is what I like to think of as the face of GR. This gorgeous blue painted arch over the Grand River is the perfect place for pictures and is also known as an iconic place to get engaged! We love the Blue Bridge and so will you!

8. The Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum

303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Welcome to the museum and burial place of our 38th president, Gerald R. Ford. If you love American history then you would love to spend a day at this historic museum in the heart of Grand Rapids.
 

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