Movies in the Park

Christian Ophthalmology Society

Grand Rapids looks forward to welcoming:

Christian Ophthalmology Society

August 5 - 8, 2015

Grand Rapids is pulling out all the stops to assure an incredible meeting experience!

Register for the conference by clicking here.

For additional information, contact COSW at

Amway Hotel


The conference hotel for the event will be the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. As the premier AAA Four-Diamond hotel in West Michigan, the Amway Grand Plaza, blends the elegant history of the 1920s Pantlind Hotel with modern amenities of today.

With 682 attractive guest rooms and suites, you'll experience the timeless beauty of the early 20th century.

Click here to make your hotel reservation.

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Grand Rapids offers an astonishing breadth and depth of restaurants. Local chefs emphasize fresh, creative, farm-to-table cuisine.

There are dozens of eateries within walking distance of downtown hotels and hundreds throughout the city.

Click here for a Dining Deals Map

Nightlife - the BOB


This is the perfect place to unwind after a long day! Brewpubs, sports bars, live music and comedy clubs can be found within walking distance of downtown hotels, and throughout the city.

Click Here to veiw Nightlife options in Grrand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Ford Museum

Cultural Attractions

Grand Rapids has three downtown museums that are located within walking distance from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel:

Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, located 10 minutes from downtown, has been named one of the world's "Top 30 Must-See Museums."

Show your convention badge at admission to any of the above 4 attractions and receive a discount on admission.

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Michigan Adventure

Michigan Adventure is Michigan's largest amusement and water park. Lakeside Gliders is a classic, interactive flying ride which appeals to all ages. Guests will board the flying vehicles and rotate faster and faster fanning out over a large area. The flying vehicles have a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing which allows the guests to control their flight experience.

Click here for discounted tickets!



From mega malls to independent boutiques, Grand Rapids is a treasure-hunter's paradise. Unique art galleries and specialty shops are found throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

Click here for a Downtown shopping map.

Family - Running at Gardens

Family Playcation

Families of all ages will find lots to see and do in Grand Rapids. From amusement parks to zoos, your kids will enjoy a safe, friendly, wholesome good time.

Here are some things to get your kids excited about coming to town with you.

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