Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition allows guests to experience the legend of Titanic. Feb 9 - Jul 7. ...more
See recovered artifacts and personal stories of crews on such memorable ships as the Edmund Fitzgerald. ...more
The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. May - Aug 2013 ...more
Restaurants will offer creative 3-courses for $25 while others will offer a 2 for $25 for 3-courses Aug 14-24. ...more
Follow Gerald Ford from his birth in Nebraska, to his growing up in Grand Rapids. Ford Museum - Until 2013 ...more
Part arts festival, part social experiment - decided solely on a public vote. Sept. 18 through Oct. 6, 2013. ...more
Grab your friends, sisters, mother or daughter and escape for a girls-only weekend in Grand Rapids! ...more
Experience Grand Rapids where guys can be guys. Enjoy beer and the great outdoors! ...more
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Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids is passionate about the arts, and nowhere is t...more
Get in touch with true Americana - explore the small towns and agriculture of West Michigan!
Start at Fulton Street Farmers Market, just two miles from downtown, to browse and buy the bounty of our countryside: fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, plus homemade arts and crafts.
Head four miles east to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, which includes a Michigan Farm Garden complete with replicas of an 1880s farmhouse, barn, vegetable gardens and flowerbeds.
Four miles north is Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, a century-old family farm that offers hayrides, hiking and mountain biking as well as a restaurant, bakery, cider mill and fresh-picked fruit.
Continue north about seven miles to Rockford, a quaint village with an award-wining shopping district plus biking/hiking/skating trails, canoeing/kayaking rivers, and numerous golf courses. Dine at the upscale Red's on the River or add your name to the "hot dog hall of fame" at the Corner Bar.
Sparta is a classic American small town located 20 minutes west of Rockford. Main Street is lined with homegrown shops and restaurants that make everyone feel welcome, and family-festivals abound all year long.
Sparta is on the Fruit Ridge, one of the world's prime fruit-growing regions. Approximately 8 miles wide by 20 miles long, it's dotted with farms and markets offering tours and fresh-picked (or pick-your-own) produce.
Lowell is a historic town 20 miles east of Grand Rapids, featuring a charming riverfront shopping center and abundant recreation opportunities. It's also the national headquarters of North Country Trails, a system that passes right through downtown Lowell.
Back to Grand Rapids for a tour of Blandford Nature Center, a 143-acre nature preserve, or Millennium Park, a vast urban green space with miles of trails for hiking, biking and blading along the Grand River. Both less than five miles from downtown.
Top off your day at one of the many farm-to-fork restaurants that source local ingredients from our countryside farms.
Tell us what countryside attractions you'd add to this self-guided tour!
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Grand Rapids is a destination like no other: art, culture, dining, and nightlife. From a hip and friendly downtown to an endless array of outdoor activities, Grand Rapids will surprise, excite and delight you!
Psst! One of Grand Rapids' best kept secrets is ...getting around. Grand Rapids is only a few hours' drive from most major midwestern cities. Maps, Drive times ... more