It's not the holidays without the Nutcracker and this is the best year yet! Dec. 12-14 &19-21. ...more
Lonely Planet named Grand Rapids and the Lake Michigan Gold Coast the #1 place to visit in 2014! ...more
Grab your friends, sisters, mother or daughter and escape for a girls-only weekend in Grand Rapids! ...more
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Bright Autumn leaves, jack-o-lanterns, and mums are giving way to one of the best days of the year: Thanksgiving. Last year, I wrote about a locally-sourced from scratch Thanksgiving. Your cornucopia ...more
Michigan's second most popular tourist attraction ... one of the world's 100 most visited art museums ... one of the Top 30 Must-See Museums on the planet.
These are just some of the accolades earned by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Just minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, this 132-acre haven integrates horticulture and sculpture throughout its site, setting it apart from other more traditional botanic garden or art museum experiences.
Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens showcases the revolutionary sculptors iconic work in steel. Five of Venet's large-scale sculptures will be displayed outdoors on the front lawn.
• Arid Garden
• Carnivorous Plant House
• Children's Garden
• English Perennial Garden
• Japanese Garden - opening 2015
• Michigan's Farm Garden
• Seasonal Display Greenhouse
• Tropical Conservatory
• Victorian Garden
• Woodland Shade Garden
• Midwest's most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection
• Works from Rodin, Degas, Miro and many more
• Rotating exhibits dedicated to sculpture traditions of all periods
An annual concert series runs June through August and features major artists like Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett and Brandi Carlile in a stunning outdoor setting.
Enjoy lunch (or a Tuesday dinner) at Taste of the Gardens Café, underneath a dazzling ceiling sculpture by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The menu features sandwiches, salads, entrees and a kid's menu.
This 200-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the Midwest, indoor and outdoor gardens, largest tropical conservatory in the state, nature trails, guided tram and five acre Children’s Garden. Admission charged. MORE >>