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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Fallasburg Park Bridge

    Lowell

    A vibrant art scene and eclectic shopping district add character and charm to this largely rural city 20 minutes east of Grand Rapids. Historic downtown Lowell spans six city blocks alongside the scenic Flat River, close to numerous parks, lakes and golf courses.

    Where to Eat in Lowell

    From fast food to fine dining, Lowell offers a range of culinary experiences. Favorites include Flat River Grill, offering traditional favorites with creative flair; Keiser’s Kitchen, a classic family-style diner; and Mynt Fusion Bistro, boasting made-from-scratch Pan-Asian fare.

     

    Where to Shop in Lowell

    Find one-of-a-kind treasures at art galleries, antique shops and variety stores:

    What to Do in Lowell

    Test your skills at Deer Run Golf Club and Arrowhead Golf Course, two challenging courses abounding with natural beauty.

    Take a walking tour of historic Main Street, guided by interpretive boards installed by the Lowell Area Historical Museum.

    Attend Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts – free concerts held in Riverwalk Plaza on summer Tuesday evenings, in the shadow of a historic riverboat.

    What to See in Lowell

    See the Fallasburg Covered Bridge, built in 1871, one of only three covered bridges open to traffic in Michigan.

    See fascinating art exhibitions all year long at LowellArts! – and don’t miss the annual holiday market in November and December.

    See a movie at Goodrich Quality Theaters – first-run films and amazing admission and concession prices.

    Local Lowell Favorites

    The Fallasburg Fall Festival is a two-day event featuring fine arts and fine crafts, live music, food and more – it’s held in beautiful Fallasburg Park every September.

    The Lowell Area Historical Museum invites visitors to step back in time through a wide range of permanent and traveling exhibits – including a Victorian parlor, dining room and porch.

    Lowell Hidden Gems

    The James C. Veen Observatory is one of the most elaborate amateur-built astronomical facilities in the Midwest – it’s open to the public on the second and last Saturday of each month, April through October.

    Beautiful Stony Lakeside Park is home to the Lowell Dog Park, an off-leash space divided into two areas for small and large dogs – the lights are on until 10 pm!